Pokémon has been around for more than 20 year and in that time has been a collectible card game, cartoon, handheld games, and mobile game. It is wildly popular with kids of all ages (and kids at heart) across all its format.
There are a huge range of craft ideas available with a simple search online. However, the challenge is to find a craft that is kid friendly without driving parents and caregivers crazy. Many crafts that were “for kids” were clearly too complicated to get a quality result. The goal was to identify crafts that seems simple and relatively easy to recreate the sample, and avoiding the “pinterest fail” categories.
Pikachu is an iconic character and fan favorite there is a plethora of ideas to create your own with a wide range of materials and skill levels.
Pikachu mug: This craft involves finding a yellow mug and using black and red sharpie pens to trace a printed template onto a mug. One significant change you should make is to acquire sharpie paint pens,then you can set the paint in the oven to help it last longer. Otherwise the regular sharpie will just wash off. Here are directions for using paint pens on mugs: http://gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2013/12/diy-painted-mugs-that-wont-wash-away-craft.html
Pikachu pony bead
Kids love to have decorations to hang on their backpacks and this pony bead Pikachu is the perfect simple design. Two strings are utilized to create this adorable accessory.
For slightly older children, origami is great for children with good dexterity, or with support to help develop their dexterity.
A second iconic image from Pokemon is the Pokeball, and there are a wide array of crafts in a range of skill levels.
Pokeball Paper Plate
This is a cute activity that using the standard thin paper plate, a kids crafting staple, and turns two of them into a pokeball that opens to reveal a Pokemon. Construction paper was used to create the red portion of the Pokeball and the black and white circle. To complete the look white construction paper could be used for the white portion. Additionally to make the ball hinged, youn can use a brass fastener to attach the two plates.
This is a cute activity that can be scaled down to young children easily, and uses red and white tissue paper, black construction paper or card stock, and contact paper. This also is a great fine motor activity for children when they tear the tissue paper.
This is a relatively simple way to create poke balls to decorate your Christmas tree (or anywhere you want to hang them) There are multiple steps involved, but none are too complicated. The directions are in French, but the pictures explain the process well without using the written explanations.
Pikachu and Pokeball Bookmarks
Perler Beads are a great way to make designs for just about anything. There are many patterns that can also be used for other crafts, such as crochet, quilting, and embroidery for more advanced crafters.
Pokémon ball Perler Beads
17 Pokemon Perler bead patterns
Pokemon Logo Perler beads
Pikachu Perler Beads
Lego Card Holder Tray
This is a great activity that crosses over the interest in Pokémon cards and Legos. This tray is a great inspiration for any “Master Builder”.
These are great crafts for kids to create Pokémon crafts. There are crafts that have a wide range of skills, depending on the child and the level of support desired by the adult, and are a fun ways to tie in the love of Pokémon with crafting activities.
Thanks for the simple pokecrafts! I know my pokegirl will be doing some of these 🙂
You are more than welcome! Let us know how the crafts go! We’d love to see pictures!