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Paper Moai Sculpture

Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island (or in Spanish, Isla de Pascua), is home to the world famous moai. The moai are GIANTS and they're made of rock from a volcano. You can always spot a moai because their heads are so big compared to their bodies! 

Moai of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) on an ahu

Check out the video and printables below to learn more and build your own moai sculpture!

Materials list:

  1. 'Moai of Rapa Nui' printable (download & print below)
  2. Two activity sheet printables (download & print below)
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue stick

Instructions:

  1. Learn more about the moai with the 'Moai of Rapa Nui' printable.
  2. Use your scissors to cut along the solid lines on the activity sheet printables. Be careful not to cut anywhere else!
  3. Fold along the dotted lines.
  4. Tuck the light-colored tabs so they are inside your rectangle, and then use your glue stick to glue them in place. Repeat this step for each of your cutouts to form 2 cubes.
  5. Place your moai heads on top of the moai body and rotate your heads to mix-and-match!

 

Click to download the free printables:

Moai of Rapa Nui printable       Build your own moai activity sheet one      Build your own moai activity sheet two

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