Clay Pikachu Ornament Tutorial by @733blogDo you have a grade schooler in your house? Then most likely you’ve at least heard of Pikachu before. My 2nd grader has TONS of Pokemon cards – it’s big at his school where they love to trade cards on the bus and playground. Each Christmas we make several ornaments for the tree out of clay, so this year I decided to make my son a Pikachu Clay Ornament. He was pretty excited when I showed it to him… but his little sister was even MORE excited! They both said it would be awesome to have this little cutie on the tree this year.

If you have a Pokemon fan, you can make this ornament pretty easily, with minimal tools.

Supplies Needed:

Clay in Golden Yellow, Red, Black and White

Clay Tools (or a knife, toothpick and rolling pin)

Fishing Line

Freezer Paper

Pikachu Clay Ornament TutorialGrab a chunk of yellow clay and prep it by rolling it and warming it up. Once you have it set so that it is easy to mold, roll it into a ball and place it on some freezer paper.

Clay Pikachu HeadRoll it to about 1/4″ flat. Mine was about 2″ in diameter.

Pikachu Clay OrnamentNext I squished in the sides a bit to get the shape of Pikachu’s head. Next I rolled out a second, smaller piece of yellow and cut out the ears. I placed them up against the head where I wanted and then lightly rolled over all the pieces, making them stick to the head. You may need to flip it over and do the same for the other side.

Pokemon Pikachu Ornament Pokemon Pikachu OrnamentNext I rolled out a super thin piece of black clay and cut it into two pieces so they would fit just the tips of the ears. I laid one on top of the yellow ear and carefully worked it around the edges and underneath and then lightly rolled it into place with a rolling pin. Do the same for the other ear.

Clay Pokemon OrnamentClay Pikachu Ornament TutorialNow it’s time to work on the face. I rolled two small pieces of black clay into balls, placed them where I wanted onto the face and lightly rolled into place with the rolling pin.


Clay Pikachu Ornament TutorialI did the same with even smaller pieces of white for the eyes.

Pikachu Clay Christmas OrnamentFor the nose I rolled out a thin piece of black and cut it into an upside down triangle. I placed it where I wanted it and lightly rolled into place.

Clay Pikachu Ornament TutorialDo the same thing you did for the eyes for the blushing cheeks.

Clay Pikachu Ornament TutorialLastly I rolled a very thin piece of black into a mini snake and carefully with a pointy clay tool worked it into a sort of W shape. I used the tip of my finger to pick it up and place onto Pikachu’s face and lightly rolled into place.

Clay Pokemon Pikachu Ornament by @733blogFollow directions on the package for baking – mine when in at 275 degrees for 30 minutes. Once cool I attached the fishing line and it was ready to hang!

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