Pokémon Felt Pikachu Craft for Kids
Pokémon was a huge part of my youth growing up. Especially a character as classic as Pikachu. With Detective Pikachu in theatres everywhere, we decided why not pay homage to one of the cutest Pokémon? There’s just something about the way he says, “Pika, pika,” that makes us all simultaneously say, “Awww”, right?
He is Ash’s best friend and loyal companion and now, he can be yours too. This craft is perfect for Pokémon Birthday Parties, school crafts, and great for rainy day crafts!
Read on for the full step-by-step guide to making your very own Pikachu, give him a hat and he’ll turn into Detective Pikachu!
Things You Will Need:
Select yellow, red and black felt for this project. Trace the patterns, from the provided TEMPLATE, on the selected felt fabrics. Cut out the traced felt fabrics using scissors. The template includes- 2 main body parts, 2 parts for the tail, 2 circles for the cheeks, 2 circles for the eyes, 2 ears and 2 top parts of the ears, 2 hand patterns.
Take any one of the main body parts and stitch the eye cut outs on it. Also, use black thread to stitch the nose and mouth of Pikachu.
Stitch the 2 tail cut-outs together around the sides. Then proceed to stitch the top parts of the ears on each cutout. Finish by stitching the 2 red blush patterns on both cheeks. And then, stitch the 2 hand patterns on 2 sides of the body, below the head part.
Take the other (plain body) main body pattern and place it on a flat surface. Place the tail and the ears on their appropriate places by slightly overlapping them with the body cut out.
Now place the stitched body pattern over the plain one. Prepare needle and thread.
Start to stitch around the sides to join the 2 body parts. While stitching the sides make sure to stitch the tail and the ears along as well.
Keep a small opening before stitching all around. Stuff the Pikachu felt plush with cotton or small felt cut-outs (leftover felts). Insert enough stuffing to give the plush a fluffy look. Do not stuff too much.
Once the stuffing is complete, stitch the open end to secure the stuffing. Tie 2 knots and randomly insert the needle into the plush and drawing it out from the back side of the plush. Cut off extra thread.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All
How adorable is this felt plushie of Pikachu? The best part is that it is so simple to make. With a little guidance, your kids can make one with you. I am so in love with Pikachu and now I’m so excited to be able to share him with my girls.
Now it is your turn!
Were Pokemon a big part of your life or your kids’ lives? For me, it’s so nostalgic and seeing him on the big screen in all his fluffy glory, is epic!
Who is your favourite Pokémon?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.