This fun pokémon craft is a great activity for Pikachu fans of all ages. This DIY Pikachu birdfeeder can easily be made with a few household items.
Within a blink of an eye my boys are growing up. This means, a lot less snuggles and a lot more video games, big boy movies and adrenaline packed activities. One thing I can always count on is the fact that they love to do crafts with mommy. Probably because they enjoy covering themselves in paint more but in the end, I love that they create their own masterpiece.
Detective Pikachu recently came out in theatres and as Pokémon lovers, we wanted to have our own Pikachu to catch! My kind hearted, oldest boy had the genius idea of making a DIY Pikachu bird feeder so not only can we create memories, but we can also feed all of the birds in our area. With our recent move, our backyard has been filled with doves, cardinals and more!
This bird feeder was not only fun to make, but a great way to entertain kids of all ages during the Summer!
DIY Pikachu Bird Feeder
- Coffee can
- Acrylic paint– yellow, red and black colors
- Ribbon or yarn
- Cardboard – for the ears
- Googly eyes
- Bird seed
- Super glue
Directions for Pokemon Craft:
Step 1: Cut the coffee can lid in half. We want to keep the lid so the seed doesn’t dump out, however, cut it enough to allow birds to get in and out.
Step 2: Using the cardboard, cut out two Pikachu ears and a lightning bolt shape for the tail. As a perfectionist it’s difficult for me to let the little ones perform this step, but it’s worth it to see their creation come to life!
Step 3: Paint the entire outside of the can, including lid, and the cardboard ears with the yellow paint. Let dry.
- Fun tip: During the drying process, use your imagination to catch Pokémon’s in your own backyard!
Step 4: On the side of the can, glue two Googly eyes in the middle. Use the red paint to create Pikachu’s two cheeks. This is a good time to utilize the black paint for the mouth and tips of the ears.
Step 5: Glue the ears and tail to the top and back of the can.
Step 6: Place the yarn through the can to create a large rope to tie to a tree. Ensure there is enough yarn to hang far enough to be able to add bird seed. Fill with seed and watch for nature to come enjoy!