In honor of the premiere of Rilakkuma and Kaoru on Netflix, you may want to get to crafting something of the titular character. There are so many cute DIYs and recipes out there that it’s hard to narrow down, but here are just a few of my favorites!
For a cute little Polly Pocket-style keepsake, you could try making heekkong’s (extra mini) miniature Rilakkuma ball using some clay and a DIY ornament case. The tutorial is in Korean but the videos are shot thoroughly so that it’s still pretty easy to understand everything.
If you have any dolls that are Rilakkuma lovers, maynterest channel has a really cute video that shows you how to make a miniature Rilakkuma dollhouse bedroom. This one is super helpful if you like the idea but don’t have any Rilakkuma Re-Ment sets to use!
Binc Bonc’s tutorial for a needle felted Rilakkuma is also adorable and conveniently has a floaty ring, just in time for summer! The difficulty level is only 2 of 5 stars, so if you’re a beginner in needle felting this is a good option!
Having a watch party for the show and in need of some snack ideas? Whether for others or just yourself, these Rilakkuma ‘shake shake’ cookies by Two Bites are sure to impress anyone. They’re almost too cool to eat!
Flying Mio’s amigurumi Rilakkuma is a classic tutorial to follow for any crocheters out there. She had the great idea of using the completed plush for a suitcase zipper pull, but it’d be cute as a bag charm, key chain, or regular mini plush.
Are you excited for the show? Let us know in the comments! Also tag us on social media if you make any of these projects; we’d love to see them!
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.