Every Maui fan, needs a magical fish hook. Use recyclables to make this fun Moana inspired craft for pretend play.
Have your kids seen Moana yet? If they haven’t, I definitely recommend watching it. It is a great movie about a headstrong teen that is drawn to the ocean. The music in the movie is beautiful and so catchy. I find myself singing the songs all of the time. If your children have seen it, I am sure that you have heard Maui ‘s ‘You’re Welcome’ sung about a thousand times. Maui is my daughter’s favorite character from the movie. She loves him, but as Maui tells you himself, he is nothing without his fish hook. That is where all his magic is.
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Moana Inspired Maui Fish Hook
Here is what you need:
Paper towel roll
Prepare your area. Lay down some newspaper because this will get a little messy.
Draw a picture of the fish hook onto a piece of cardboard. We made ours about 20″ long. The handle of the hook should be as long as a paper towel roll.
Cut the hook shape out. We used a razor blade to cut ours out. We found it easier than using scissors.
Slide the paper towel roll over the handle.
Cover the the hook in paper mache. To prepare the paper mache, tear up newspaper into little strips. Mix white glue with water to form the paste. We did about 3/4 glue to a 1/4 water. Dip the strips of newspaper into the paste and wrap them around the hook and smooth them out. Wrap the hook to add just a little bit of depth and to smooth out the area at the top of the paper towel roll. Let the paper mache dry.
Paint the hook with acrylic paint. We used a light tan color and did three coats. Set the hook aside to dry.
Use a marker to draw tribal like designs on your hook.
Wrap the bottom of the hook in brown yarn to finish it off
As you can probably see from my little girl’s face, the fish hook was a huge hit. She loves it!! “Thank you, mama”
As Maui would say “You’re Welcome”.
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