Normally I wouldn't take on a project like this as I enjoy creating my own characters and designs. However, after watching an episode I though they looked like they'd be fun to make, and with no other Octonauts merchandise out there I thought this would give me the freedom to come up with my own designs for them.
It was quite a challenge trying to work out how to translate the characters into felt as they were very detailed and I wanted to include their little hats and collars to make them immediately recognisable.
Here are the five characters I made: Shellington Sea Otter, Peso Penguin, Dashi Dog, Kwazii Kitten, and Captain Barnacles Bear.
Anyway if you haven't heard of The Octonauts here's an episode for you to check out: