Did you know that filmmakers auditioned hundreds of talented young women throughout the Pacific Islands before finding the gifted Native Hawaiian Auli’i Cravalho for the title role in the new Disney film MOANA?
Well this exciting information comes alongside the newest Trailer for the film, and also inspired a fun Red White and Blue Homemade Hawaiian Lei Craft for the upcoming 4th of July Holiday!
If you would like to recreate this Hawaiian Lei, details are below.
Plus keep reading for additional information about Disney’s MOANA!
Red White and Blue Homemade Hawaiian Lei Craft!
3 white plastic straws
30 inches of blue twine
Red and Blue Foam Sheets
(FYI, most of these items can be located at your local Dollar Tree or Craft Store)
First cut the straws into 1 inch pieces. Then cut 30 inches of the twine .
Then, trace out 15 – 3 petal flowers each color of Foam Sheets and cut.
Tip: Trace and then cut out one and then use that as a template for the others.
Next use the pen to poke a hole in the flowers and alternate with red and blue, and then a straw piece and continuing until you run out of pieces.
To finish, tie off the top, and you will then have a Red White and Blue Homemade Hawaiian Lei Craft. Plus, you can recreate this in multiple colors for various occasions.
About Disney’s MOANA:
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.
Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.
To learn more about the film visit the official MOANA website here movies.disney.com/moana. You can also learn more by liking MOANA on Facebook facebook.com/disneymoana as well as following along on Twitter at twitter.com/disneymoana.
I am definitely looking forward to watching Moana and I hope your family enjoys the Red White and Blue Homemade Hawaiian Lei Craft!
Carlee @ FLL
A special thank you goes out the Walt Disney Studios for providing this information and materials about MOANA.