Moana Canoe Craft

by Jillian Leslie on

Moana birthday parties are becoming hugely popular on our site, so I'm excited to be sharing this easy Moana canoe craft. This would be a great party activity, party favor (just fill with candies or stickers), or rainy day activity for your kids.

Popsicle sticks are one of my all-time favorite craft items!

Moana Canoe Craft

What you need:
  • Wooden craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
  • Hot glue (Elmer’s glue for kids)
  • Cardstock paper
  • Red Sharpie or marker
  • Tropical flowers

Grab 14 crafts sticks. Lay 7 of the craft sticks flat and glue the remaining 7, one each on top of the first 7. This will be the base of your canoe. Position the 7 craft sticks at an angle.

14 Popsicle Sticks |

7 Glued Popsicle Sticks |

Put hot glue on another craft stick and press it down on one edge of the 7 you diagonally lined up. This will hold your base together. Before repeating this on the opposite side of the base, insert a craft stick in the center of the base with hot glue.

Sail Making |

Glue another craft stick on the opposite side of the canoe at the ends.

Making the Canoes Ends |

If you flip the canoe over you will see a gap on both ends where you connected the base. Glue an additional craft stick on both ends, making your base 9 crafts sticks wide.

Canoe Base |

Turn the canoe right side up. Start stacking the craft sticks, gluing into place. Alternate sides until you reach the desired height of your canoe.

Adjusting the Height of the Canoe |

Adjusting the Height of the Canoe |

Cut a triangle from cardstock and use a red sharpie or marker to draw the Moana symbol. Glue your flag to the mast of your canoe. Glue on decorative tropical flowers to brighten up your canoe.

Adding decorations to the Canoe |

Canoe Flag |

If you want to make some paddles you can cut the ends off of one craft stick and glue one each to the end of another craft stick.

Canoe with Paddles |

Canoe with Paddles |

For more inspiration, check all the Moana parties on our site.

This party craft was created by our style contributor, Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! 

To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit her on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


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1 comment

  • Savana P

    Savana P wrote:

    Such a cute idea. Thank you for sharing!