After browsing some of the newest Sumikko Gurashi stationery lines, it dawned on me that I haven’t done a proper post for DIYs dedicated to the characters—I had to fix that! There are surely many more than what’s mentioned in this list, but these are some of my absolute favorites!
Fromegg is basically a Sumikko Gurashi themed channel that offers lots of videos on character DIYs and kits. They even have a tutorial on how to make a needle felt Ebi Fry! It’s easy to follow and even has English subtitles.
If you are more for baking cute foods, try out KawaiiSweetWorld’s Sumikko Gurashi Kit Kat cake. This is a great idea to use if you’d like to throw a Sumikko-themed get-together or party!
For a sewing challenge, SaltyDIY has a great video on how to make a giant Tonkatsu plush. It really is ginormous! I appreciate that it also shows you how to make the cover washable. It’s also mentioned in the description that you could use the ‘inside’ as a base and sew other characters to switch out with it, which is a great idea. I just wish I had the space for this!
Chelsey DIY takes her Sumikko Gurashi tutorials very seriously—her channel already has a crazy amount, some of which we’ve featured before—but I absolutely love her Tapioca-themed ice cream polymer clay charm DIY. Naturally I want to make it for a planner charm!
Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and tag us if you try any out—we’d love to see reader makes!
Andi lives in the countryside of Georgia in a house packed with kawaii decor and vintage toys. When she’s not barricaded in her pink craft room creating something, she can be found reading, playing Animal Crossing games, or baking something to satisfy her massive sweet tooth. Andi is currently taking a mental health break, but hopes to be back in 2023.