When PJ Masks first aired on Disney Jr Oliver wasn’t overly eager to watch them. He was in the middle of his Paw Patrol phase and occasionally watched some Fireman Sam as well. I was eager to get some new episodes in. I get awfully tired watching the same episodes over and over again. So, I started switching on PJ Masks and he quickly became obsessed.
Obviously, his favourite character is Catboy and Oliver often zooms around the living room shouting out “Super Cat Speed”. It’s so funny and I love seeing him make-believe like that. Adrian naturally started looking for the figurines and other character toys but surprisingly they weren’t available in the UK then.
On that note, what is it with parents who get so ticked off at toy stores for not having the toys in, for taking so long at announcing the release dates etc. The amount of abusive comments on Facebook was staggering. Surely there are better things to worry about these days.
Well, fast forward to today and Oliver has finally gotten his very first PJ Masks toy – Catboy naturally! His first complaint was about not having Owlette or Gekko to play with as well. I couldn’t leave it like that so I rummaged through my craft cupboard and came up with some supplies to help Oliver make his own PJ Masks toys. Thank you trusty popsicle sticks !!
I’m all for working with supplies you already have at home but of course you can switch out some of the supplies I recommend and make this project truly your own
Here’s what you’ll need to help your child craft their very own Owlette, Gekko and Catboy:
- Popsicle sticks (jumbo size and preferably already painted)
- Glue stick
- Coloured pens
- White Paper
- Measure out on paper how large you want the masks to be and draw an outline.
- Fill in the outlines with your coloured pens
- Cut out the coloured in outlines.
- Glue them onto the popsicle sticks.
- Enjoy playing with your very own PJ Masks
If you don’t feel like drawing you can always print out some character pictures and glue them onto the popsicle sticks but I like to not waste my printer’s ink and I happen to have an extensive pen collection at home so I opted for drawing.
What I’d change!
This project was so easy. I did the drawing and Oliver helped with the glueing and together we made three quite cool dolls. Next time I’d either use smaller popsicle sticks (these were jumbo sticks I found in Boyse), or I’d draw bigger body parts. I’d also use card instead of simple copy paper so the dolls would be sturdier. All in all this was a cute little craft for a rainy afternoon.
What did you think about this project? Would you try it out with your child?