Monday, August 19, 2019

How to Make Pokeballs

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Easy DIY pokeballs for kids. Find out how to make a pokeball with this quick tutorial.

We've fully embraced the world of Pokemon in our house. And have for years.

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

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.

DIY tutorial for homemade pokeballs for kids

How to Make a Pokeball - A Super Easy DIY!

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

  • Styrofoam balls - Pick a size that will fit comfortably in your child's hands.
I started off by making the regular Pokeballs for the kids. Then 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 though!

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 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!

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Tutorial for how to make pokeballs