‘Moana’ Kakamora Inspired Paper Plate Craft

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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Thomas The Train Crafts

Paper Plate Thomas The Train Craft

My daughter loves cartoons. She would stay parked in front of the television all day, but I limit her screen time. There are only a few shows that she watches. Her favorite shows are ‘Stella & Sam’ & ‘Julius Jr.’ Since I monitor her television time, it always surprises me when she knows so many characters from other cartoons. Last night she kept talking to me about Percy. I did not know who Percy was. It turned out that Percy was a friend of Thomas the train. “Percy is so cute.” she told me. I was not familiar with Percy, but I know Thomas. I asked my daughter if she wanted to make Thomas & Percy crafts & of course she jumped at it. She chose to make Percy, so I made Thomas. We chose to make paper plate crafts. Here’s how.

What you will need:

Paper plates

Silver paint

Construction paper in blue, black, red & green.

Magic markers



Paint a paper plate in silver & let it dry.


Cut out the shapes for the bodies, eyes, mouths, lights & smoke stacks. (Here were all the pieces used to form Thomas)


Draw in the eyeballs & any details with magic marker.


I cut out all the pieces for Mai’s Percy as well.

Glue all the pieces together to form your characters.

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Draw in nose, mouth & cheeks.


As you can see Mai was very proud of her creation.

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Mommy was proud of hers too.

Paper Plate Thomas The Train Craft

Since we were on a Thomas kick, we had to squeeze in just one more craft.

Footprint Thomas The Train Craft

Paint your child’s feet as shown.


Press onto a piece of paper & let dry.


Paint in the whites of the eyes & the mouth. Paint the train’s body as shown & let dry.


Paint or draw in the details & let dry.

Thomas the Train footprint craft

Add a smoke stack & train tracks with crayons to finish off your picture.

Thomas The Train Footprint Craft


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