Get the free file to make these DIY Pikachu Mason Jar gifts. It’s a budget friendly solution for party favors for your kid’s birthday.
I always feel a bit distraught when it’s my kid’s birthday and I need to find party favors for the guests. I wonder who started this tradition?! Isn’t the party, the food, the cake, the games, enough?
In my opinion, some people invest way too much in these gifts. Or the opposite, they buy a bunch of Dollar store toys that will rapidly end up in the trash (blunt honesty here!). Since I’m not either these kinds of person, I always try to make something that doesn’t cost much, but will be sure to impress the kids and
As it’s often the case in the last years, my son’s birthday theme is either videogames or Pokémons! You can see other posts about his birthdays:
What you need to make the DIY Pikachu Mason Jar gifts
To make the Pikachu Mason jars, I used the same file that I made for the Pikachu party bags. It’s free for you when you subscribe. Just see the form at the end of this post. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience and at no extra cost to you. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
- Pikachu cut file available in my resource library (also available in PDF if you don’t have a cutting machine).
- Cutting machine (I have the Cricut Maker and I love it!) or scissors.
- White paper
- Colour printer
- 250 ml (10 oz) Mason jars
- Krylon Yellow spray paint (I used the leftover I had from making the Super Mario Bros Star Night light)
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
How to make the DIY Pikachu Mason jar gifts
Lay down some newspapers outside and put the Mason jars upside down on top of the newspapers.
Spray paint the Mason jars in yellow. Let dry between each layers. You’ll need 2 or 3 layers.
Download the file from my free resource library (see at the bottom of this post to subscribe). Scale the design to fit the Mason jar. Instead of cutting each piece in different colour cardstock, I used the “print and cut” feature.
It’s easier to do it that way because the pieces are so small. If you don’t have a cutting machine, use the PDF file and cut it with scissors.
Using Mod Podge, glue all the pieces onto the Mason Jars. Note that the nose and the top lip were so small that I ended up drawing them with a black permanent marker.
Make sure to add Mod Podge on top of the paper and everywhere where it’s yellow. That way, the texture will be identical all over the Mason jar and the Pikachu face will be protected.
Finally, I added candies inside the Pikachu Mason jars! The kids were really happy with their present. They even get to use it as a decoration in their bedrooms.
How to get the free Pikachu file to make the DIY Pikachu Mason jar gifts?
Don’t think you have time to make the Pikachu Mason jars?
Here’s an average of the time it could take you to tackle this project, separated in blocks:
- Make Step 1: about 5 minutes per layers with 30 minutes of drying time between each layer (total 1 hour, 45 minutes);
- Continue with Steps 2 and 3: around 45 minutes for 5 jars.
Total time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Note that this is just an example. You can always separate a project to your convenience and according to the time you have! If you make this project and find that the time is not realistic, please don’t hesitate to tell me!