Summer is the perfect time for outdoor parties and entertaining. Luaus are a popular theme because they are fun, festive, and make you feel like you’re on a mini-vacation. Luaus create an oasis in your own backyard complete with family and friends. This is also an easy theme to DIY. You can line your tables with fringed green plastic tablecloths to represent grass skirts. You can make your own easy invitations and you can paint your own decorations. These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about the mess when you unleash your Clean Squad!
Prepping for Your Project
Before you get started painting you need to take the family for a trip to your local Wal-Mart and pick up Clorox Spray and Viva Vantage paper towels. We love how wide the aisles at Wal-Mart are! They are perfect when you have the whole family with you. They also make it easy for kids to get in on the shopping action. Little man could even shop from Papa’s shoulders which made him infinitely happy.
Once you get home, you want to clear a large space for your painting project. We moved the table and chairs from the dining room for our project. That gave us plenty of space to work with.
Unfortunately, when we moved the furniture I found some stains from goodness knows how long ago on the floor. (Note to self, kids are messy!) Thankfully, I already had my Clorox Cleaning Spray and Viva Vantage paper towels. I didn’t even have to let the Clorox soak on the stains. The stains wiped right up. Score! Once I finished, we had a clean, disinfected surface (thanks to Clorox Cleaner’s 99.9% germ killing strength) and were ready to get started.
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Giant Tiki Men Materials
- Roll of Children’s Craft Paper
- Washable Paints
- Permanent Marker
Tape the edge of your paper roll to the floor.
Roll out the paper 3-4 feet and cut it.
Next, tape the cut edge to the floor as well.
Repeat steps 1-3 for each tiki man that you want to create.
Begin drawing your tiki man by adding the bottom detail to the first sheet of taped paper.
Next, outline the mouth as pictured above.
Add a second line inside of the mouth to form lips.
Then draw teeth inside of the lips of your tiki man.
Next, draw a semi-circle above the center of your mouth.
Finish drawing the nose as pictured.
Add eyes on either side of your nose.
Draw the triangle details under each eye.
Next, add an eyebrow above the eyes.
Lastly, draw the headdress above the eyebrow.
Continue onto drawing tiki men on your papers until each one has a design.
Give kids paint and a Viva Vantage paper towel to wipe their fingers on between colors.
Let the kids go nuts painting their tikis.
After the kids have finished painting, let the tikis sit to dry.
Remove the paintings from the floor carefully to avoid ripping and hang them on the wall where you want them displayed.
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Once you have finished your finger painted tiki men it is time for clean-up. With Clorox cleaner this took us no time at all. Seriously, you guys, we spent less than 5 minutes getting everything cleaned up, including squirmy kids. The craft took longer than the clean-up and that’s how it should be. The fun should always last the longest. The Viva Vantage paper towels last, too. We used one on the floor and it was strong enough to finish the entire job!
They are also soft enough to clean up the kiddos with. Now we have clean floors, happy little ones, and fun finger painted giant tiki men for our luau. Don’t forget to check out Walmart to save on your summer cleaning with Clorox Cleaning Spray and Viva Vantage Paper Towels. You’ll never dread another kids’ craft again with this Cleaning Squad in your arsenal!
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