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MOANA PAPER PLATE CRAFT – TAMATOA CRAB, WITH FREE PRINTABLE

I don’t know about you, but we can’t get enough of the Disney Moana movie around here!  More often than not somebody in our house is singing “I’m so shiny!” (ok, it’s usually me 🙂 ). So naturally, with a house full of Moana fans, I set to work creating a Moana craft for the kids.  And I came up with this super-easy Moana paper plate craft, inspired by the shiny Tamatoa crab!

You’re going to love how easy this paper plate craft is to make.  Plus, I created a free printable to help you along the way.  Click the link to gain access before getting started: FREE Printable: Moana Paper Plate Craft – Tamatoa Crab.

This Moana paper plate craft – Tamatoa crab is SO FUN and so easy to make! What a fun Moana craft for kids. This would make a great craft idea for a Moana birthday party too!

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This Moana paper plate craft – Tamatoa crab is SO FUN and so easy to make! What a fun Moana craft for kids. This would make a great craft idea for a Moana birthday party too!

Directions

First, have the kids paint their paper plates yellow.

This Moana paper plate craft – Tamatoa crab is SO FUN and so easy to make! What a fun Moana craft for kids. This would make a great craft idea for a Moana birthday party too!

While that dries, you can use the free printable template, and start cutting the crab legs and head out of purple cardstock.  I used my Cricut cutting machine for this part, but if you don’t have one you can easily cut yours by hand with scissors.

This Moana paper plate craft – Tamatoa crab is SO FUN and so easy to make! What a fun Moana craft for kids. This would make a great craft idea for a Moana birthday party too!

Once the paint is dry on the paper plate, have the kids glue on their shiny things.

My son wanted his Tamatoa crab to look golden so he chose all yellow-colored objects.

This Moana paper plate craft – Tamatoa crab is SO FUN and so easy to make! What a fun Moana craft for kids. This would make a great craft idea for a Moana birthday party too!

My daughter ended up using a variety of colors on hers.

This Moana paper plate craft – Tamatoa crab is SO FUN and so easy to make! What a fun Moana craft for kids. This would make a great craft idea for a Moana birthday party too!

Before the glue dried, we sprinkled on some glitter to make it extra shiny.

This Moana paper plate craft – Tamatoa crab is SO FUN and so easy to make! What a fun Moana craft for kids. This would make a great craft idea for a Moana birthday party too!

Once that dries, you can glue the crab head and legs to the backside of the paper plate.

This Moana paper plate craft – Tamatoa crab is SO FUN and so easy to make! What a fun Moana craft for kids. This would make a great craft idea for a Moana birthday party too!

And that’s it.  They’re all done!  I just love how they turned out!

This Moana paper plate craft – Tamatoa crab is SO FUN and so easy to make! What a fun Moana craft for kids. This would make a great craft idea for a Moana birthday party too!

Try Making Your Own Moana Paper Plate Craft

This Moana paper plate craft couldn’t be easier!  Try making one today and before you know it your kids will be singing “I’m so shiny,” around your house too!

Have you tried making any other Moana inspired crafts?  I’d love to hear what you’ve come up with in the comments below!

Ellie at Color the Moon

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