Make It With the Family: Shaka Wreath

Track your keiki’s growth each year with this handy holiday wreath.
Photo: Karen DB Photography


  • Green and bright pink construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Glue
  • 1 ½-inch-wide ribbon



  1. Make a shaka and trace your hand on the green paper.
  2. Repeat the first step multiple times, using hands of all family members. You will need about 20 shaka-shaped pieces.
  3. Cut out the pieces.
  4. Arrange the cutouts in a circle, with fingers pointing outward. Repeat inside the first circle until you have three layers.
  5. Glue the cutouts together.
  6. Draw 3-inch circles on the pink paper. Cut out and glue on as the berries.
  7. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough for hanging. Loop through the wreath and tie in a bow.


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Download it! 🤙

Shortcut: Use our free shaka template below instead of tracing your hand.


Our Tips

  • Small kids might need a grownup’s help cutting out the shakas.
  • Every year, trace your keiki’s growing hands. Mark with the date and add to the wreath so your holiday tradition grows!
  • We bought a foam circle wreath base from a craft store and secured it to the back for added stability.


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