Are your kids excited for the release of Disney’s Moana on November 23, 2016? If so, then they are going to be inspired by this DIY shell necklace inspired by the necklaces worn in the film. This is the perfect craft for older kids and tweens and it also a great handmade Christmas gift idea!
If you’re like most families, when Disney’s name pops up beside a new movie, you want to be the first to see it! Moana opens on November 23rd, and that will probably be the best family movie you see this year! Inspirational characters, a great story line and catchy tunes, what’s not to love!
Moana is the daughter of the chief and next in line to rule her people. Groomed from a young age, she has a deep love and respect for her village, but often feels the call of the ocean. Like most 16 year olds, Moana is on a quest to discover her role in the world. Much to her father’s dismay, the call of the ocean wins and she sets sail for an adventure among the seas to save her people.
What I love about Moana is she isn’t your typical ‘princess’! She wears a crown and has an animal side kick (Hey-hey, the chicken), but this story is NOT about find true love, it is not about a prince saving the day and it isn’t about changing the course of her life. Rather, this movie focuses on Moana coming to know herself, trusting her instincts, and never letting anything stop her. It is a female empowerment that teaches young girls to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.
To embrace the magic of the sea, we created this easy to make DIY shell necklace to show our love for Disney’s newest Princess Moana!
DIY Shell Necklace
3 Shells (1 large and two smaller)
hot glue gun and sticks
- Using a hot glue gun, glue one bead on the back of each shell. Set aside to dry.
- Fold leather rope in half. Find center point of folded rope.
- Weave largest shell to center point and tie a knot on either side.
- Working your way out on one side, add a bead, knot, bead, knot and bead.
- Weave 1 smaller shell on. then continue with bead, knot,bead, knot, bead, knot, three beads and knot
- Change sides and repeat pattern. (add a bead, knot, bead, knot and bead, weave 1 smaller shell on. then continue with bead, knot,bead, knot, bead, knot, three beads and knot),
- Tie another knot on the end of the rope that has a loop. You want to leave a loop that is big enough to go over a bead tightly.
- On the end with two laces, tied a bead on.