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8 Moana-Inspired Easter Egg DIYs (by Brenda Ponnay for

8 DIY Moana-Inspired Easter Eggs

By Brenda Ponnay

If you have seen the movie Moana, then you know why we are crafting Easter eggs inspired by it. Like many Disney movies, Moana is so rich with textures and colors that love to be recreated into other kinds of art and Easter eggs are a handy medium.

8 Moana-Inspired Easter Eggs
Here’s the step-by-step instructions to make these Moana-inspired Easter eggs:

Easter eggs in an egg carton
Color your eggs with your favorite method. Just like for the Beauty and the Beast-inspired Easter eggs, I used boiled eggs again. This time make sure you color lots of green and blue eggs and maybe thrown in a few yellows and even browns because we have one that reflects Maui’s tribal tattoo (see below).

Let’s get started.

HeiHei Easter Egg

HeiHei Easter egg tutorial

Heihei, Moana’s pet rooster, stole our hearts in this movie so we had to make a Heihei rooster as an Easter egg. He’s so funny! For this egg I used a small foam ball cut in half for his eyes and then dotted with a small dot in the middle with a black marker pen. Make sure to make his eyes right in the middle so he looks like he’s staring into space in his silly way.

His beak is a diamond cut from yellow construction paper and folded in half. His top feathers are red craft feathers bought from our local craft store and glued to the top. I also created his snood out of red construction paper and draped it over his beak. Everything is glued with white craft glue.

Polynesian Island Easter Egg

Polynesian Island Easter egg tutorial

Next I created an Easter egg that is inspired by the Polynesian islands with some brightly colored green and darker green reindeer moss and a few tiny fake flowers. I glued everything carefully onto the center of a green egg. So easy and so pretty!

Kakamoora Coconut Pirate Easter Egg

Kakamoora Coconut Pirate Easter tutorial

I had to throw a Kakamoora coconut pirate into the mix. This was created by painting an egg brown and then painting his mask a lighter brown on top. I finished it off with dark eyes, a jagged mouth and of course red war paint.

Maui’s tribal tattoo Easter Egg

Maui's Tribal Tattoo Easter egg tutorial

This egg was dyed light brown but I bet you could use a brown egg and have even better results. Maui’s tribal tattoos are painted onto the sides in black paint.

Pacific Ocean Easter Eggs

Pacific Ocean Easter egg tutorial

Creating watery ocean-themed eggs is almost as easy as creating snowy-ice eggs for Frozen-inspired Easter eggs. So many possibilities here.  You might even recognize some of these craft supplies. This egg, inspired by the Pacific ocean, was created with plastic pellets, glitter glue and a tiny shell on top. I could have made hundreds of these guys they were so easy to make.

 "Pacific Ocean" Easter egg

Another take on oceanic eggs was to play around with bubble painting. You might remember this technique from this craft from our archives. My bubbles didn’t take (I think my paint was too watery) but I love the effect anyway. Glue on some shells and it looks beautiful.

Moana’s Sail Easter Egg

Moana's Sail Easter egg

Painting the symbol on Moana’s sail is a no brainer. A simple painted red spiral on a yellow egg is all it takes. So easy. I was thinking I might find some papyrus paper to create a sail like texture but I didn’t have time to track that down. Maybe you will!

Tafiti’s Heart Easter Egg

Heart of Tafiti Easter egg in a cup

And last but not least, Tafiti’s heart! I created this egg by painting dark and light green tribal spirals onto the egg. It might be fun to use glow-in-the-dark paint on this one too.

Finally, we placed all of our Moana-inspired Easter eggs in a basket with some shells and natural straw and now we are ready for Easter.

8 Moana-Inspired Easter Eggs in a basket

Happy Easter!

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About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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