This Man Built An Incredible Replica Of Maui’s Hook From ‘Moana’

It’s hard not to love Disney’s “Moana” — the story of a determined girl who tries to stop a curse plaguing her island home is brave and uplifting. Thanks to its funny moments from Dwayne Johnson, who plays a demi-god named Maui who travels with Moana across the sea, even adults get super invested in this movie.  To prove just how much one man can adore a Disney film, this talented guy built a real-life replica of the hook that Maui carries in the movie.

As you’ll see in the video below, which documents the entire process, this man’s wood-working skills are impressive. Beginning with what looks like nothing more than a few two-by-four blocks of wood, he creates a hook that is practically identical to Maui’s:

It may not have magical powers—but that doesn’t make it any less incredible. Especially with that glow-in-the-dark feature. Too cool!

If you’re interested in creating a real-life version of Maui’s hook for yourself and your kids, there are online tutorials that show you how it’s done.

This example uses foam to craft a life-size hook:

This one will show you in more detail how to make a kid-size version out of wood:

Of course, you’ve got to be pretty handy to pull off these DIYs, so if hitting the store is more your speed, we certainly don’t blame you. Luckily, there are some great options available online. Stores such as Walmart and Toys “R” Us carry versions your kids will love.

This version of Maui’s hook lights up and is only $8.99 from Walmart.

Walmart

Toys “R” Us also carries a version of Maui’s hook for $19.99.

Toys "R" Us

If you’re still looking for a way to get crafty with your kids, there are also much more simple “Moana”-inspired recreations you can tackle.

For instance, if you’re not ready to make Maui’s hook, you could try making Moana’s necklace instead.

This video will show you how to create the pendant using polymer clay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g2u14hKfEY

No matter your skill level, there’s a way you and your family can relive moments from “Moana”!

You Have To Hear ‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Sing ‘How Far I’ll Go’ With This 4-Year-Old Internet Sensation

Singing at the Oscars is a pretty huge deal, but the amazing opportunities just keep coming for “How Far I’ll Go” singer and Disney’s “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho. Because I suppose it’s true, you just never know how far you’ll go!

Fresh off the Academy Awards stage, Cravalho teamed up with another crazy amazing vocalist, but it’s not who you’d expect. Four-year-old Claire Ryann Crosby is known for covering Disney songs, but now she’s getting to actually sing with someone from one of the movies! That’s a huge deal for any 4-year-old—or adult, for that matter!

The two couldn’t sound more amazing together. And Cravalho actually let Crosby carry a lot of the vocals on her own. The little girl is an incredibly talented singer, and when you give her the opportunity to sing alongside a powerhouse vocalist from a Disney movie, well, I’m sure it made all of her dreams come true.

Crosby’s no stranger to her songs going viral. In fact, you may have heard her sing “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” with her dad just recently. That video garnered over 9 million views on YouTube, and I have a feeling that this video will be an equally huge viral success.

The two singers came together on the “Ellen Show,” and we couldn’t be more thankful to Ellen DeGeneres for bringing them together.

This isn’t the first time Crosby performed “How Far I’ll Go,” but it was definitely the first time she got to sing it with Cravalho herself. You can check out Crosby and her dad’s rendition of the tune in the video below.

[arve url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhWKlrWKlM”/]

As far as Crosby and how far she’ll go… I’d say she’s got a budding career as a singer ahead of her. She’s so young and has already gotten such fantastic opportunities. As long as she’s singing, people will listen!