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wild krattness!

i knew i had to do something when i found myself saying to nate "nate, stop running around like a cheetah during school time. you are not a cheetah!"

then nate came to me and asked me to email the wild kratts and ask them if he could have a creature power suit

nate is obsessed. obsessed with the pbs show wild kratts. which i don't mind. the show is SO educational!  i am surprised by how much i've learned about animals, wild life, habitats etc...  nate can often be found sharing with me facts about animals or giving me a multiple choice question about animals

so, after i explained to nate that  creature power suits are not to be sold. i thought why not make one? i asked nate if he would like one, he freaked out thinking he was going to get a real suit that would turn him into an animal... then i had the sad job of explaining to him that if i make him one it will not actually turn him into the animal of his choice. he was devastated. like full tears upset!  i love how kids think so literal!

so today, i began the job. i do NOT sew. so i created a non sew creature power suit!

i found an old shirt too small for nate and cut it up
i used my cricut for template, marked the circles and cut them out
then i bought a 4.00 t-shirt at walmart, cut the sleeves off
and used this AMAZING product that does the sewing for you...but with an iron...think like a patch works
i got a pair of gloves and did the same
voila. creature power suit!
then i had chris use his computerness and create some animals, printed them in color on card stock, cut them out and laminated them.  i put velcro in the middle of the circle on the shirt and on the power disks
The link for a free 3-page pdf is at the bottom of this blog post
what? you thought i'd post with out a pic of ellie?
she watched and napped during the process
voila! super creature power!
i was going to make a bag for the power disks but found a camera bag at the $ store and used it instead
i have one super happy wild kratt kid today!
and they did a little piano playing while i worked away!
and that sums us up!

For anybody that would like to use the source images, my wonderful, amazing, incredible good looking and just over the top phenomenal husband volunteered to upload them for me!!! Isn't he the best?

Due to significant number of individuals requesting the 3-page pdf of the pictures below, my husband uploaded it to dropbox. Please feel free to download it and share your creation with me at mel_eigenheer at hot mail dot com

Please note that my husband has personally created these power disks but decided to make them available to everyone free of charge for any kind of use (please email me first if you plan on using them commercially). All I ask is that you leave the copyright note on the images. Thanks.

Wild Kratts Power Disk 01

Wild Kratts Power Disk 02

Wild Kratts Power Disk 03

Wild Kratts Power Disk 04

Wild Kratts Power Disk 05

Wild Kratts Power Disk 06

Wild Kratts Power Disk 07

Wild Kratts Power Disk 08

Wild Kratts Power Disk 09

Wild Kratts Power Disk 10

Wild Kratts Power Disk 11

Wild Kratts Power Disk 12

Wild Kratts Power Disk 13

Wild Kratts Power Disk 14

Wild Kratts Power Disk 15

Wild Kratts Power Disk 16

Wild Kratts Power Disk 17

Wild Kratts Power Disk 18

Wild Kratts Power Disk 19

Wild Kratts Power Disk 20

Wild Kratts Power Disk 21

Wild Kratts Power Disk 22

Wild Kratts Power Disk 23

Wild Kratts Power Disk 24

Wild Kratts Power Disk 25

Wild Kratts Power Disk 26

Wild Kratts Power Disk 27

Wild Kratts Power Disk 28

Wild Kratts Power Disk 29

Wild Kratts Power Disk 30

Wild Kratts Power Disk 31

Wild Kratts Power Disk 32
Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 1

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 2

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template3

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 4

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 5

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 6

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 7

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 8

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 9

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 10

Wild Kratts Power Disk Template 11

Due to significant number of individuals requesting the pdf of the pictures above, my husband uploaded it to dropbox. Please feel free to download it and share your creation with me at mel_eigenheer at hot mail dot com

Please note that my husband has personally created these power disks but decided to make them available to everyone free of charge for any kind of use (please email me first if you plan on using them commercially). All I ask is that you leave the copyright note on the images. Thanks.

you can download the free printable pdf that looks like this:

at the following link:


Sarah said...

Thank you, thank you!!! You are so awesome to have shared all these creature power discs! My son is turning 5 and will be thrilled when he sees his suit. He's been obsessed since he was 3. He really thinks he's Chris! :)

Anonymous said...

You just saved my day!! A huge thank you to your husband for these discs!!! No one had them separated out!

Anonymous said...

Thank You! The discs are so hard to find!

kate said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Tell your husband his images are great - so glad someone else did the work for me. :-) My little guy is so pumped about his Halloween costume!

Unknown said...

I just wanted to thank you for sharing my sons LOVE wild kratts and my boys will love these for their play time

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the power discs. So professional and easy to use. My 4 nephews are going to love their Christmas presents!

Anonymous said...

My 6 year old grandson and his friend Levi want to say "thank-you" for all the wonderful creature power disc.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing these! I'm making creature power suits for my 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son for Christmas and these are the best quality of images I could find anywhere...and such a variety! Thanks SO much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much to you and your husband for making these creature power disks! My Kratts obsessed son is about to have his mind blown :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the discs, kids are happy!!! With love from Slovenia

Anonymous said...

These discs are fantastic you did such a wonderful job thank you so much for sharing! Made my sons day1

mel said...

thank you for all the comments, emails and pictures that i have been sent showing your own wild kratts creations! awesome!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much you made my day!!!!! my daughter will be soooooooo happy! you are so kind for sharing them. thank you again!!!!

Lindsey said...

These are so AWESOME!!! Really appreciate you both for sharing these and your husband for being so creative :) My son is turning 3 in less than a month and these are just what we've been looking for. Thank You So Much!!!

BlackboxD said...

Thank you very much for sharing these creature power discs! You are really awesome!

aharvey said...

Thank you SO much!!! I was going to make some from scratch with Illustrator, but you just saved me a tonne of time. You did a great job! I will send a pic when I finish my fun vest project :)


nathansmommy1020 said...

Do you happen to have a template for just the disc part so that I can add my own silhouette animals. I have been looking everywhere and it's making me crazy. I am creating a Wild Kratts Adventure class for our homeschooling co-op and would love to add some different animals. Thanks so much!

mel said...

hey guys. there is a drop box link provided with the plain disks to copy and make you own.

nathansmommy- i would love to see pics of your co-op, what you created for your disks. we home educate also :) so this is right up my alley :)

Anonymous said...

These are the best I have found. Thank you so much for making them available free. We are making Creature Power Suits and with the blank ones, I am going to make a birthday banner! My boys are super excited!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooooooo much! I've tried to make my own but they don't look real...this is so great!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing! My son is obsessed and I am trying to figure out a Wild Kratts party for August. You made things so much easier for me! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the pdf. They look amazing and you saved me a lot of work. I am planning my son's b-day party and all he really wants are the creature power discs. You actually have so many that I might even make a Bingo board but but W-I-L-D at the top. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Having issue with the link to the discs. Is this localized or has the link been removed / broken. Thanks. I (my kids) look forward to checking out the Power Discs.

Elizabeth Flora Ross said...

These are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. I will be linking to this post in a review I'm writing about the new line of Wild Kratts toys. I'll share photos/video of my daughter with some of the discs as well.

Heather A said...

Thank you so much for offering these free:) I cant wait to print them out for the Creature power suits for my daughters birthday:) They are awesome:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! My nephew is having his 5th birthday party and this file so helped make his birthday! You just saved me money, time and frustration! Thank you so much for posting these creature power disc! Keep ROCKIN'!

Unknown said...

Thank you SO much Mel and Chris! I am planning my two boys' birthday party (7 and 3) themed after Wild Kratts and have been trying to handmade the discs myself... not a very nice result! I downloaded the discs and the kids are fascinated! I will send pictures of the party! THANKS again. Gracias! Romina

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Creature Power Discs! The PDF's scale very well. I printed them on 11x14 pages and the discs come out perfectly sized for my son's costume. Just took the pages over to local copy shop and laminated them. AWESOME. Thank you for your hard work creating this terrific discs. Much appreciated and my son is extremely excited.

Unknown said...

Thank you soo soo much for your generosity and creativity!!! You and your husband are wonderful! You've made a little boy really happy! We used the jpg's that you have on your site, right clicked and copied then pasted into powerpoint. Then resized the image to 1.5" to match the PBSkids version of the creature power disc that comes with the 'official' suit. THANK YOU!!!!

Sarah said...

I just wanted to thank you and your husband for these amazing disk templates! The kids Nana made them great costumes but we needed more disks. They are SO excited to start using these.

Anonymous said...

This was so nice of you, my little guys will love them. Thank you very much.

Laurel said...

Thank you sooooo much! My boys love these. It was a great art project cutting them out together and gluing them to cardboard, and then hours of play afterwards. They are being Wild Kratts for Halloween, so these were just what I needed.

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing these great discs! The pictures include all the animals we wanted for our party games and the blank discs will let me make a "Happy Birthday" banner really easily. Your hard work will make lots of 4 & 5 year olds really happy in a few weeks!

Heather Lloyd said...

I have to everyone else in thanking you profusely! You are so awesome to make these available to all of us. I can tell you it has made my Wild Kratts-obsessed boys extremely happy!

rash said...

Thank you so much for sharing hte power disc pdfs! My daughter's 5th bday party was a serious hit with all your help!!!
I even used the blank power discs, added her pic and used those as confetti, banner decor and goodie bag extras!
Truly awesome!

Roxyjude said...

Thank You Very Much!!! We just saw Wild Kratts Live and my 5 & 6 year old are obsessed.

Wondering what the animals are... We can guess some of them.

Thanks:) said...

Thank you so much for the disca, hear in Brasil the kids love the Kratts too, my son you love this in his birthday!!! God bless your family!!!lizandra damiani

aditi raychoudhury said...

thanks so much for these awesome creature power templates! We used them this year- I posted a link to your blog for the discs.

imbritney said...

this is amazing!!! thank you!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much! my 3 yr old is so excited to have creature power disks!!

Anonymous said...

This is so great! I'm making my three kids (ages 7, 5, 3) creature power suits for Christmas (last minute, obviously, haha), and this idea is amazing, and the creature power discs are so great! My kids are going to be thrilled! What did you use to get the circles onto the "vest"? I'd rather not sew (I'm extremely not creative), but I have no idea what product you're talking about and I want to know lol. Thanks!

mel said...

it was a while back that I bought the no sew adhesive so I cant remember the product name! I found it in the sewing aisle at walmart, it has a glue adhesive on both sides that you use a hot iron to melt it on. it was under 5.00 and had "no sew" on the label. since then, ive seen spray on glue adhesive that you can use on fabric (and a bunch of other surfaces) at micheals for about 10.00 a can and I scored a can (elmers brand) at our local dollar store (dollarama). I know fabric stores also carry the no sew, glue tape! I hope this helps and no prob! my son out grew wild kratts so this brings back the memories :) fyi....the kratt brothers have a show called "be the creature", my 7 yr old LOVES it, me too, check it out~

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thanks so much! I'm headed to the craft store right now (foreign land for me, hahaha)! I will check out that show, we love the Kratt brothers!

Trista said...

Wow, thank your husband from the bottom of my 7-year-old's heart for all of these creature power discs. He is going to be in hog heaven Christmas morning. His dad and I have been up late for days getting his suit finished up; these will make it that much better.

mel said...

not a problem. figured we spent so much time making them, why not save other ppl their time! the craft store is my happy place, with a coffee and NO kids. ha. my sister how ever is lost puppy in those places. quite humorous

Lisa Noel said...

thank you!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Mahalo Nui Loa (Thank you very much) This is a big help for my sons birthday party this month!

Aloha from Jennifer in Hawaii

Will and Mandi said...

Love these! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kris said...

Just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing these!! And another huge thanks to your husband!!

Anonymous said...

wow!! doing a bday party for 15 boys.. this is sooo awesome.. thanks to you and your husband there will be 15 more happy boys in the world!

Anonymous said...

WoW!! Ridiculously excited about this! Going to see Wild Kratts live on a Saturday, then the next day having my daughter's 5th birthday party, Wild Kratts themed, at her request. These discs are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing. We're making some into discs for the creature power vests and some for name-tags, etc.

Unknown said...

THANK YOU!!!!! My kiddos are going to be over the moon with these creature power discs at their joint birthday party! What a love you are for sharing them! Thanks again!

Tasmeen Weik said...

Thank you so much! My kids loved these printables.

Anonymous said...

thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much these are amazing!! My daughter is going to love them at her birthday party! Thank you for sharing all of your hard work!

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO much! My son is going to love these at his birthday party this weekend!

Unknown said...

Your and your husband are life savers and I wish nothing but the best for you both. The fact that this show is popular but doesn't have many decor products is extremely frustrating when trying to pull of a great party. You guys helped save my soon to be 5 year old bday party!! Thanks so much for sharing this and for free!!!

Anonymous said...

This is amazing, thank you for all your work! :) My daughter is so excited for her Wild Kratts birthday.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing such great work of yours.
I was planning making wild kratts costume by myself, but the power discs were the most headaching issue for me.
Thanks to you, I can simply print them out and allow my kids to have various creature powers.

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you!! I've searched every store in our town, all over the internet and yours are the only power disks i could find anywhere! I've done so much DIY for my sons birthday and this was one project I could not handle doing myself! A million times thank you!

Stubborn Dog Artwork said...

Thanks so much for sharing! A big help as we party plan. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon these as I was working on making my own. You saved me much needed time! You ROCK!!! I hope you are returned with all that you put out there. Thank you!

Caryn G said...

Thank you! Little did you know, years after creating this, families would still be over the moon to find them!!! The discs are awesome! My 8 and 6 yr old boys can't wait to be the Wild Kratts for halloween and many many times after that! Thank you to you and your husband for the time you put into this and for sharing it for free. What a blessing!!

Unknown said...

Thank you thank you thank you!! My son is about to turn 6 and LOVES Wild Kratts!! These mini power discs are going to be perfect!