This Kakamora Party Cups tutorial is courtesy of our contributor Chantelle of Dolled Up Design…It is no surprise that Moana has become a widely popular party theme since being released in theaters late last year. From the loveable characters to the tropical theming, there are so many great elements to pull from and use for a party based around the spunky island princess.
DIY Kakamora Party Cups:
If you have seen Moana, you will recognize these cute, but dangerous, little coconuts. They are key characters on Moana’s adventure, and as you can see, also make for some fun and adorable Kakamora Party Cups!
I found my coconut shaped cups at Party City. They are pretty common item that can be found in the aisles of any party store or under their Luau category online. Mine cost just $2.49 each.
To paint the Kakamora Party Cups, I used 4 different colors of acrylic paint. I began by giving each a face shape in my tan color for the background, and then began painting on the eyes, mouth and facial details in dark brown, white and red.
Everything was painted free hand with inspiration drawn from images in the movie. With so many different Kakamora aboard the boat, it was easy to mix and match details and have my cups look like they could fit right in. There is a hand drawn quality to them in the movie, so have fun with it and don’t stress about creating perfect replicates.
Once painted and dried, I do recommend sealing your finished faces with a coat of Modge Podge. This will help protect against the paint rubbing off or the liquids you are drinking soaking through and ruining your hard work.
I think my band of “murdering little pirates” turned out pretty cute. The cups were simple to make, and would be a welcome addition to any Moana themed party or movie night. For those who have always wanted to drink from a coconut, the addition of the hand painted faces just ups the fun factor!
We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Chantelle for sharing this creative tutorial with us! Her parties & crafts are always easy to recreate and kids love them! Be sure to follow her on Facebook to stay updated on all her fabulous ideas.
8 thoughts on “Kakamora Party Cups Tutorial”
Making these for my daughters birthday! I’ve never used modge podge before and was worried it might smudge the acrylic when I painted it on. Did you have any issues? And did you paint the whole base of the cup or just the face? Thanks! My kids are so excited for these!!!
I recommend using the Dishwasher Safe or Hard coat modge podge. It is best to coat the entire cup so you don’t end up with brush strokes or lines where the modge podge is.
These are super cute, sadly I painted several before deciding to do a test run with the dishwasher. I painted the face and sealed it with 2coats of dishwasher safe modge podge and all the paint still came off. I was so disappointed.
Oh no! Sorry to hear that, Heather.
I can only find 16 oz cups online for this project. It is for a Maui party for my soon to be 6 year old. My question is are the cups to big for them to hold onto ?
Would Modge Podge matte acrylic aerosol spray also work? And if so, is it necessary to spray all over or only on the painted area? Thank you.
actually… *Gloss not matte