Sunday, March 06, 2016

DIY Pokeballs

We've fully embraced the world of Pokemon in our house. 

And honestly, Pokemon has been wonderful for my son with autism on so many levels (I will save that for another post though). So while he's been learning the names (and weights and types and heights and attacks!!) of every single Pokemon character, I have been as well. So has my youngest son.

Since things are a little Pokemon-obsessed around here lately, I thought it would be fun to let the kids make DIY Pokeballs as we've already designed our own Pokemon characters.

These homemade Pokeballs make a great craft for older kids and are an awesome homemade toy for encouraging imaginative play. But I could see them making a great party favor for a Pokemon themed birthday as well.

How to make DIY Pokeballs for kids - a great homemade toy and gift idea for Pokemon fans from And Next Comes L

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How to Make DIY Pokeballs for Kids

Here's what we used to make our DIY Pokeballs:

I started off by making the regular Pokeballs for the kids. Six year old J made one of this own as well, but of course, it disappeared by the time I could take pictures. His turned out really great! So depending on the age of your child, they could certainly make their own Pokeballs as well. It would be a great craft for kids who really love Pokemon.

Or have your child design their own Pokeballs using these free Pokeball coloring sheets before making the 3D version.

DIY Pokeballs for kids from And Next Comes L

DIY Pokeballs for kids from And Next Comes L

DIY Pokeballs for kids from And Next Comes L

I also tried making some of the other types of Pokeballs, including an Ultra Ball and a Great Ball, which the kids love as well. However, these two are four year old K's favorite of the bunch.

Homemade Pokeballs for kids from And Next Comes L

Homemade Pokeballs for kids from And Next Comes L

These DIY Pokeballs are great for encouraging imaginative play since the boys pretend to be Pokemon trainers releasing their Pokemon for battle. Simply toss the Pokeball and call a Pokemon's name just like you'll see in this video:


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How to make DIY Pokeballs for kids - a great homemade toy and gift idea for Pokemon fans from And Next Comes L
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