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‘Moana’ Kakamora Inspired Paper Plate Craft

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Moana fans will love these Kakamora inspired coconut pirate crafts.

Moana is the new favorite movie in our house. My daughter just can’t get enough of it. There are so many wonderful songs and characters in the film. The funniest of the characters are the coconut pirates called the Kakamora. They are cute and deadly.

My daughter and I both wanted to make a craft inspired by the nutty pirates. I had an idea to make them out of a paper plate. My daughter had an entirely different idea in mind. She wanted to make hers with foam and paper. Here is how they both came out. Also, check out our Moana inspired flower crown.

'Moana' Kakamora inspired paper plate coconut pirate craft. Character arts and crafts for kids.

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Egg Carton ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Inspired Teacup

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If you are a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ fan, you will love this adorable Chip inspired teacup craft made out of recyclables.

We were lucky enough to get out to the movies this weekend and see the new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie. I am a big fan of the animated version, so I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the live action movie, but I loved it. It was absolutely beautiful. I love all of the characters from the movies, so it is hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to pick just one, it would have to be Chip. He is just so cute. I couldn’t resist making a teacup craft inspired by my favorite little teacup.
Egg Carton 'Beauty & the Beast' Chip inspired teacup craft. Kid's character inspired arts and crafts. Recyclable crafts

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Picasso Inspired Cubism Art For Kids

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This Picasso inspired art project is a wonderful introduction to Cubism for the kids. This is great for an individual or a collaborative project.

My daughter and I stumbled across a book at the library a couple of weeks ago and it quickly became a new favorite of ours. Emily’s Blue Period (affiliate link) is a lovely book about a young girl who wants to become an artist and is studying the works of Pablo Picasso. Emily is also struggling with big emotions about her parent’s recent split. The book discusses Picasso’s blue period, his work in collage and his Cubism style of art. My daughter, like the young girl in the book, became fascinated by Picasso. We flipped through his artwork online and read more about him. This weekend, after reading the book for the umpteenth time, she wanted to make a “cube” project.

Picasso artist inspired Cubism art for kids. Spring arts & crafts ideas. Butterflies and tulips - abstract art

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Mixed Media Truffula Trees

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My daughter loves Dr. Seuss. Whenever we go to the library, she always looks through his books for one that we haven’t read in a while or for an old favorite. The Lorax is one of those favorites. It is a favorite of mine as well.

Mixed media truffula tree art inspired by Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax'. Kid's arts and crafts,onspired by books. Earth Day crafts. Watercolor painting, newspaper, construction paper, markers

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We have been on a huge mixed media kick lately and I thought that the truffula trees from ‘The Lorax’ would make a beautiful project for us to do together.

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Dry Erase Activity Inspired By ‘The Pigeon Needs a Bath’

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It seems like every week, my daughter finds a new favorite book. When she finds that book, she reads it over and over again and even has to sleep with it on her bed.

Dry erase cleaning activity for kids - inspired by the book 'The Pigeon Needs a Bath' -preschooler arts, crafts and activities

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She loves books that make her laugh. She is a big fan of the Mo Willems books.

That silly pigeon cracks her up, but her favorite of all of them is ‘ The Pigeon Needs a Bath’ She giggles all the way through.

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We wanted to do a fun little activity to go along with our favorite story of the moment.

Dry Erase Pigeon Cleaning Activity

The pigeon is a very simple character to make. It is just a few simple shapes to make it. You can choose to make your own pigeon or cut out a picture from a printout.

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We placed our shapes into place and then covered the figure in self-laminating sheets.

We used washable markers to dirty up our pigeon.

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I gave her a sponge, a little bit of water and a towel and let her wash and dry her pigeon. She must have done this about 5 or 6 times. She just kept getting the pigeon dirty and cleaning him back up again. It is easy to say that she had fun with this activity. It made the perfect companion to the book.

Dry erase cleaning activity for kids - inspired by the book 'The Pigeon Needs a Bath' -preschooler arts, crafts and activities

Dry erase cleaning activity for kids - inspired by the book 'The Pigeon Needs a Bath' -preschooler arts, crafts and activities

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