My brother super duper likes Maui from the movie Moana, so I decided to make him his very own hook! He is still small so I decided a necklace would be the best so he doesn’t lose it too easily. It looks hard to make, but it’s actually very easy! I couldn’t find any clay or paint that glows blue, so I had to stick with the greenish glow. It still looks really cool though!
You will need:
- glow in the dark polymer clay
- brown acrylic paint
- a small piece of rope
- I used some sisal rope that I have for another craft I’m doing soon.
- a necklace chain
- The one I got looks very “beachy” or “islandy” so it matches the theme. You can use any regular chain though.
- Mod Podge or glue
- You can cover the hook with a layer of mod podge to protect it if you’d like. Maui’s hook isn’t shiny, so get the Matte Mod Podge. I didn’t have any, so I just used the Mod Podge to glue down the rope.
Knead a strip of clay until it is soft. (I used a whole row, which is about 1/4 of the block.)
Roll the clay out into a snake. Make it a little bit thinner at the ends.
Shape your rope into the shape of Maui’s hook, then flatten it out a little bit. Continue shaping the clay until it looks like Maui’s hook. You can google a picture to compare the shape.
Use the toothpick to draw some designs onto the hook. The real design is really hard, so I just drew some lines, dots, and circles everywhere.
If you are young, have an adult bake the clay according to the directions. Once it’s cool, you can start painting. Dip a small piece of paper towel (or your finger) into the brown paint and rub it into the lines on your hook. Then take a damp paper towel to wipe off the paint. This will leave the designs on the hook filled with brown paint and make it stand out better.
Add some glue or Mod Podge to the end of the hook and wrap your rope around the end. Add some more glue to the end of the rope and press it down. Hold it for a minute or two until it’s dry.
That’s it! Attach a necklace to the hook. I just use part of the rope to string the chain on. Wasn’t that pretty easy?