Cindy Crushes Programming: DIY Pikachu Headband
We are having a Pikachu headband craft on Thursday, March 3. This will also be a take and make. I want to be sure to put a caution for the readers and crafters: This involves hot glue. I burned my finger making my sample. This is a more of an advanced teen craft. I would make sure to watch the teens carefully if you let them hot glue or hot glue for them if they are unsure.
Supplies per Kit
- 2 toothpicks
- One pattern sheet that I borrowed from frogprincepaperie.com https://www.pinterest.com/pin/7248049388216044/
- Half a sheet of yellow felt
- ¼ sheet of black felt
Not included but needed
- Sharpie (Black Prefered)
- Scissors (Fabric Prefered)
- Hot glue and Hot Glue Gun
- Cut out the shapes from the paper. Keep track of which is left and right.
Step 2: Measure and mark the yellow felt with the sharpie. I added an inch and a half at the end of the ear to make it easy to be glued on the headband. Cut out ears.
Step Three: Cut out the black ear top with the scissors. If the tip of the ear is too big, trim when testing it on the tip of the yellow ear. Make sure to put the right tip on the right ear and the left tip on the left ear.
Step Four: Hot glue the black tip of the ear to the yellow tip of the ear.
Step Five: Hot glue each ear to the headband. Fold the extra inch under the headband and glue that in place. Then glue an inch of the yellow ear to the top of the headband.
Step Six: Glue a long toothpick to the back of the yellow felt. And glue the bottom of the toothpick to the headband. This is the part that is hard to do. Be careful. Use a tool to press the glue against the toothpick. Be careful not to burn your hand.
Final thoughts: It was hard for me to get the supplies. I recommend getting the supplies early. There are a lot of supply chain issues even at craft stores. Make sure your teens are careful with the hot glue gun. It is a super cute craft. Also, please note, you can use this craft idea to make things other than Pikachu.
Cindy Shutts, MLIS
Cindy is passionate about teen services. She loves dogs, pro-wrestling, Fairy tales, mythology, and of course reading. Her favorite books are The Hate U Give, Catching FIre, The Royals, and everything by Cindy Pon. She loves spending times with her dog Harry Winston and her niece and nephew. Cindy Shutts is the Teen Services Librarian at the White Oak Library District in IL and she’ll be joining us to talk about teen programming. You can follow her on Twitter at @cindysku.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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