First, let me tell you a little bit about the movie. It's rated PG, and here's a summary of the plot so you know what to expect:
"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. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity."
If that doesn't spark your interest, then check out this beautiful trailer of the film and see the magic for yourself:
This movie is centered around the ocean, and Moana's desire to become a wayfinder. So we thought we'd create our own yummy ocean complete with edible boat for you to enjoy!
You Will Need:
-one box of blue Jell-O
-sugar wafer cookies (any flavor, but chocolate or vanilla make the best lookin' boats!)
-crushed Nilla Wafers
-paper/markers for your sail
First, follow the box directions to make your Jell-O. It usually needs time to set in the refrigerator, so be sure to set aside 90 minutes to an hour to get your Jell-O ready. While your Jell-O is setting, crush up some Nilla wafers in a small resealable bag. We used a rolling pin and crushed up a few wafers at a time. This will be used for your sandy shore.
Next, score your sugar wafer cookies with a knife and cut them in half. This will be Moana's boat. Sugar wafer cookies come in different flavors, so you can choose whatever flavor or color you like for Moana's boat. We used chocolate and vanilla sugar wafers.
Then, sprinkle some crushed Nilla wafers on top of your blue Jell-O to create your shoreline.
Cut out a paper triangle and draw a red swirl on it. Now you have Moana's sail! Poke a toothpick through it, forming a small 'flag.'
Press the sail into the sugar wafer cookie. Look, it's Moana's boat!
Place your boat atop your Jell-O sea and you're set! It tastes best if you eat it right away. If you are going to store them to eat later, be sure to remove your boat before refrigerating, otherwise it will get a little soggy (and who wants a soggy boat?).
You can throw a little Moana preview party before the show, and serve these up for some inspiration! Even Pua, Moana's pet pig, came to check out what we were creating.
And here is a fun Moana coloring page you can print out, too! Click here to print!
For more Moana fun, check out the Disney website for the movie, or find Moana on Facebook and Twitter.
*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Walt Disney. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
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