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Finding Dory Hank Craft

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make this adorable Finding Dory Hank Craft.

Summer agrees with me. The warmer temperatures and laid back schedules bring a smile to my face. But when I think about what I love about summer I’ve got to include the amazing blockbusters that get released during the happiest months of the year.

Finding Dory was, without a doubt, my favorite summertime release. Because of that, I’ve been crafting all kinds of fun projects and treats using that adorable Blue Tang as my muse. But today it’s all about everyone’s favorite septopus, Hank.

If you haven’t seen the movie, Hank is a cantankerous octopus who has lost a tentacle and his patience. He assists Dory as she desperately searches for her parents in the Marine Life Institute. Don’t be fooled by his motives (at least at first). His master plan is to get his tentacle on her tag, allowing him to retire in an aquarium back east.

But as grouchy as Hank is, he’s a lot of fun. Between his camouflaging and carrying Dory around in a coffee pot, I was hooked. Not like a fish hooked, though.

This project can absolutely be completed by younger Finding Dory fans. However, I recommend adult assistance for hot gluing anything. Anyway, on to the fun! Here’s how to make your own Finding Dory Hank Craft using a flower pot!

Enjoy the last few days of summer crafting with your children. Start with this fun Finding Dory Hank craft.

Finding Dory Hank Craft

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Instructions:

My flower pot was a darker shade of terra cotta. After applying the first coat of paint, I wasn’t loving the coverage. I opted to spray the flower pot with white primer and then reapplied the paint. Let the flower pot dry.

Note: If you’d like to skip the primer, opt for a lighter shade of flower pot. You could also apply multiple coats of paint.

Enjoy the last few days of summer crafting with your children. Start with this fun Finding Dory Hank craft.

Using your hot glue gun, apply Hank’s eyes. I chose blue since that’s what he has in the film. No one, except maybe his mother, would notice if you used black.

Enjoy the last few days of summer crafting with your children. Start with this fun Finding Dory Hank craft.

Using orange craft foam, I crafted eye lids for Hank. His almost permanent scowl causes his eyes to be half-closed. Attach with your hot glue gun. Be careful as the craft foam isn’t great protection from heat!

Enjoy the last few days of summer crafting with your children. Start with this fun Finding Dory Hank craft.

Split the pipe cleaners into a groups of 3 and 4. Wind the tops of the pipe cleaners into a ball so that they’ll stay together. Hot glue the pipe cleaner groups to either side of the flower pot. Once the glue has set, twirl and wind the pipe cleaners to mimic tentacles.

Enjoy the last few days of summer crafting with your children. Start with this fun Finding Dory Hank craft.

You’re done! Your Finding Dory Hank Craft can fit in anywhere, and most certainly will bring some seven-legged charm to your home.

Enjoy the last few days of summer crafting with your children. Start with this fun Finding Dory Hank craft.

Want more Finding Dory fun? Print these free Finding Dory Coloring Pages!

Coloring pages are all the rage these days. Click here to print your own free Finding Dory Coloring Pages.

About Melanie

My name is Melanie. I love glitter, my family, and making lists.

Comments

  1. 1

    So cute! Will have to do this with my kids once we see Finding Dory. I’m sure they’d get a real kick out of this plus, Hank is SO cute!

  2. 2

    That’s really cute. A+ on the creative use of a planter, as well! <3 it!

  3. 3
    Catherine S says:

    What a cute and creative craft project. I still need to watch this movie.

  4. 4

    What a fun craft for kids who love Finding Dory! This looks like something my kids would have enjoyed.

  5. 5

    So adorable! Seriously! And so easy to make… my 7 year-old niece would have an easy time participating in this arts and crafts session.

  6. 6

    So cute! I still have not seen Finding Dory. I feel so left out. I need to see it ASAP!

  7. 7

    This is too cute. I am sure the kids would love it.

  8. 8

    I loved Hank, that old curmudgeon! What a great craft idea! I also loved this movie and can’t wait to see it again!

  9. 9

    He’s so cute! Arts and crafts are always fun to do!

  10. 10

    What a super cute craft idea, it looks easy enough to make and super fun. Finding Dory seems to be pretty popular!

  11. 11

    Oh this is fun! I love those angry eyelids. This craft is really cute!

  12. 12

    This looks like a lot of fun. I’ve always loved tapping into my creative abilities.

  13. 13

    This is so adorable and all the kids would love this. We have so many pots around, we can do this as a birthday party craft

  14. 14
    Nikki Wayne says:

    That is so cute! I want to make this for my son and I am so sure that he is going to like it.

  15. 15

    That is so cute! Kids will love that idea, awesome!

  16. 16
    Nicole Escat says:

    I like your being creative. My son will enjoy this, I will make one for him!

  17. 17

    That’s quite awesome! I’m sure the kids would love to join in as well. It’s really adorable!

  18. 18

    Hank looks angry! I haven’t seen Finding Dory yet, but I am planning on it today. I will let you know how accurate you were. I am sure it’s great 🙂

  19. 19

    So so so cute! We were at Disneyland the other day and I saw the cutest Hank merchandise, I just wanted it all. Now I totally want to do this craft

  20. 20

    hahaha This is adorable! I bet the kids had a blast making this! My niece would love it!

  21. 21

    A character I don’t know. I really must go see this movie!!

  22. 22

    This is so adorable. My kids really liked Hank when we watched the movie!

  23. 23

    Ohhhh, the kids would love this so much! So creative! I wouldn’t mind making one myself.

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