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Pokemon

I got some Pokemon crafts you can do. Kaboose.com, DLTK.com, familycrafts.com, makingfriends.com and Artistshelpingchildren.org is to be thanked for these crafts.

Woodsies Pokemon Clock

Difficulty: Average

Parental supervision is recommended

of the day a Woodsies Pokémon character with this very cool homemade clock. A great birthday gift for kids.

What you’ll need:

  • White corrugated plastic (see tips below)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Compass
  • Pencil
  • 12 Pokémon Woodsies (get instructions here)
  • Clock works
  • Scotch brand mounting tape

How to make it:

  1. Use the compass and draw a circle on the white corrugated plastic that
    is 12 inches in diameter. Make sure you mark where the center is.
  2. Cut out the circle with the sharp scissors. Be careful, the plastic is hard to cut.
  3. Poke a hole in the center of the circle with scissors.
  4. Arrange the 12 Pokémon Woodsies around the clock where the hours are located.
  5. Attach them to the corrugated plastic circle with the Scotch brand Mounting Tape.
  6. Assemble the clock works into the clock according to the instructions.
  7. Hang the clock on your wall and enjoy having such an unusual clock!

Tips:

You can also use regular cardboard and paint it if you can’t get corrugated plastic, but it won’t be as durable. Corrugated plastic is made by several manufacturers. It is known as Stratocore or Coreplast, along with other names. Try the local Hobby Lobby. One parent found that if she purchased it from a signage store it was cheaper as long as she was going to make several projects out of it.

Starmie and Staryu Necklaces
Here’s something your little Pokemon trainer will want to wear every day.For Staryu You need:

  • 1 Large Star Woodsies
  • 1 Medium Circle Woodsies
  • 1 Small Red Acrylic Rhinestones
  • Rat-tail Satin Cord
  • Tacky Glue
  • Yellow and Gold Paint or Paint Markers

For Starmie You need:

  • 2 Large Star Woodsies
  • 1 Octagon Circle Woodsies
  • 1 Small Red Acrylic Rhinestones
  • Rat-tail Satin Cord
  • Tacky Glue
  • Purple and Yellow Paint or Paint Markers

Instructions:

Paint wood pieces. Let dry. Assemble using picture above as a guide. Cut a 24″ piece of satin cord and glue both ends to the back of your necklace.

Materials Needed:

  • CD Case
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Baseball, Pokemon, or Other Card
Instructions:
Cut a piece of construction paper into a square that will fit into the cd case. Place your card in the center of the square and trace around it. Cut out the rectangle you traced, cutting it about 1/4 inch smaller than the line you traced (figure 1). Put a dab of glue in each corner of your square, on the opposite side of your trace lines. Open the cd case and stick your square on the inside of the clear cd case cover.
Cut a strip of construction paper about 1 inch wide and 6 inches long. Cut another piece of construction paper about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long. Lay your card down between the trace lines in the center of your square. Lay the strips over the back of the card (figure 2). Tape the edges of your strips so they hold your card in place. Make sure the tape does not get on the card (figure 3).

Close the cd case. Glue a pop can tab on the back of the cd case towards the top and you can hang up your Frame on your wall, or add a magent strip to the baack and hang it on your fridge! You can even add stickers and other miscellaneous things to decorate your frame.

Decorated Trash Pails
Decoupage your favorite characters to a plastic trash pail for any useful decoration for your room. Makes great gifts!
You’ll need:

  • Magazines, Catalogs or Wrapping Paper
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Trash Pails
  • Decoupage Solution
  • Foam Brush

Instructions:

Cut pieces out close to edges. Decide your arrangement on the pail. Smaller pieces are easier to lay smooth without bubbling. Starting in one area. spread a layer of podge and position piece on top. Spread a layer of podge over it. Continue until pail is covered. Let dry. Spread two more layers of podge, drying between layers.

Perler Bead Keychains

  Perler Beads with CIRCLE base:

  inexpensive, really neat beads you can pick up a lot of places (we got ours at Wallmart).
  If you already have the square base and don’t want to buy another, you can create different characters than we did

  Iron (may require adult assistance)
  String, elastic or wool
  a sharp pencil, a safety pin or a drill with a tiny bit (it gives daddy something to do *wink*)
  keyring circles

perler bead keychainsperler bead keychains

Instructions:

bullet Have the children carefully arrange the perler beads in their preferred shape — we made all sorts of shapes.
bullet Follow the directions on the perler beads (basically, you arrange the beads on the form, cover with a waxy paper that comes with the beads and iron for a couple of seconds.)
bullet Remove the beads from the form and while still warm, poke through the top hole with a sharp pencil or safety pin (or let it cool and daddy can drill it with a small bit… because of course daddy likes to play too sometimes)
bullet Thread the string through and tie in a loop onto the keyring.
bullet Hang from your backpack — and you’re ready for back to school!

Perler Bead Ideas for a Circle Base:

Flower (Large)
and on our (we used these on our binders and bulletin board but you can also use them as necklaces):

You could also do this with white beads and call it a snowflake

Flower (Small)
and on our (we used these on our binders and bulletin board but you can also use them as necklaces):

Pokeball:
(we used these for our Perler Keyrings)

perler bead pokeball center “small flower” of white surround with one row of black split whole thing with black fill one half with red and the other with white

Pot of Gold:

Make a circle with black beads (ours was the center with three more layers).

Take a few of the beads off the top of the circle and replace them with yellow (“gold”)

Add a black bead on each side of the gold to make the edges of the pot.

Add five rows of rainbow colors to the top to complete.

Rainbow:
(we used these for our Perler Keyrings)

perler bead rainbow leave center “small flower” + one more round blank one row each of
5 or 6 rainbow colors

Smiley Face
(pictured on Kaitlyn’s Perler Necklace):

perler bead smiley face center “small flower” of yellow put black eyes and smile under and over center fill in with yellow

Watermelon Piece
(pictured on Tasha’s Perler Necklace):

perler bead watermelon slice two rows green,
black scattered around,
fill in with red

Watermelon Slice:
(thanks to Cathy for this one!)

Jigglypuff

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This little critter would look cute hanging around your room or tied on to a birthday present. Look around your room for places to hang the Jigglypuff.
This project is rated EASY to do.

What You Need

  • 2″ flat round paper mache shape with hanger
  • Pink craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Green felt
  • White felt
  • Light pink felt
  • Bright pink felt
  • Black felt
  • Scissors
  • Black thin line permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Tacky glue

How To Make It

  1. Paint the paper mache shape pink. Let dry.
  2. Cut two 1/8″ circles out of white felt.
  3. Cut two 1/2″ circles out of green felt.
  4. Cut two 3/4″ circles out of white felt.
  5. Glue the layers together to make the eyes (see photo).
  6. Glue eyes to the Jigglypuff.
  7. Cut 2 long ovals (1/2 x 1 1/8″) out of light pink felt.
  8. Cut 2 long ovals (1/4 x 7/8″) out of bright pink felt.
  9. Glue the layers together to make the feet (see photo).
  10. Glue feet to the Jigglypuff.
  11. Cut 2 arms (1/8 x 3/4″) out of light pink felt. Glue to body one in front and one behind the body.
  12. Cut 1 oval out of light pink felt (3/4 x 1 1/2″). Cut the oval in half to create the 2 ears.
  13. Cut the rounded ends into a more pointed end. (see photo)
  14. Cut 1 oval out of black felt (1/2 x 1″). Cut the oval in half to create the inside of the 2 ears.
  15. Cut the rounded ends into a more pointed end. (see photo)
  16. Glue the layers together to make the ears.
  17. Glue the ears behind the Jigglypuff (see photo).
  18. Cut an oval (3/4 x 1″) out of light pink felt to make the “hair”. Look at photo to see how to make a small cut out of the “hair” to create the look.
  19. Use the black marker to draw the swirl of the hair. Glue the hair on only on the top.
  20. Cut a mouth out of bright pink felt (1/4 x 5/8″. Glue on the Jigglypuff.

Tips

You can use cardboard for the body of the Jigglypuff. If you do, then take a piece of ribbon and loop it and glue to the back to use as the hanger.

Pokémon Mini Craft Kits

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We made miniature Pokémon craft kits to use at my son’s birthday party. The children were able to use the craft kits in several different crafts.
Parental supervision is recommended.

This project is rated AVERAGE to do.

What You Need

  • Mini zip lock bags (see tips)
  • Craft foam sheets, colors depend on which projects you create
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Patterns (see below)
  • Woodsies (according to directions) or cardstock to make patterns
  • Tacky glue
  • Projects (see links listed below in Tips area)
  • Tape, optional
  • Piece of cardstock (to hold pictures of completed projects)

How To Make It

  1. Find the Pokémon Woodsies patterns.
  2. Pick out the Pokémon Woodsies pattern you would like to duplicate.
  3. Print out the instruction sheet.
  4. Use either Woodsies as patterns per the instructions or create your own shapes using the pictures as a guide to sizing. (For ease of reading, the rest of the instructions will be written as if you are using Woodsies. If you are using paper patterns, draw, cut out and proceed as follows.)
  5. Take appropriate colors of craft foam sheets and trace around the Woodsies as directed in the particular craft. Cut out shapes.
  6. Place shapes for one Pokémon character in a zip lock bag.
  7. Cut out the picture off of the craft page and glue to a piece of cardstock.
  8. Repeat above steps for additional characters.

Tips

You can purchase mini zip lock style bags at your local craft store or just use the “snack size” bags you can buy at the grocery store. You do want to keep each set separate or you may end up with odds and ends rather than full sets.Game Boy Holder

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A fun case to make for your Game Boy. Decorate it with additional craft foam shapes if you wish.
Parental supervision is recommended with the use of a hot glue gun.

This project is rated EASY to do.

What You Need

  • Sheets of Craft foam, any colors you want to use
  • Plastic lanyard (Rexlace)
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Tacky glue or hot glue gun

How To Make It

  1. Cut out a Game Boy pattern about an inch wider in all directions to give the Game Boy room. I also cut a pocket piece for a game.
  2. After they get the first piece cut out they need to use the hole puncher to punch some holes. Make sure they go in far enough so that the lanyard does not tear when they use it later.
  3. When the other pieces are cut out, use the first one to mark where the other holes should be punched.
  4. Cut some lanyard and weave it through the hole however you would like to.
  5. Tying off the ends of the lanyard is tricky I just tie a few and hope for the best.
  6. Use either a few drops of tacky glue on the knot (let dry overnight), or a bit of hot glue to seal the knot and keep it tied.

Trading Card Folder

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This folder makes up very quickly and cards can be changed easily. Do not send the folder to school with valuable trading cards! Parental supervision is recommended.

This project is rated EASY to do.

What You Need

  • Paper pocket folder (school supplies)
  • Plastic baseball card sheet with pockets
  • Scissors
  • Clear double stick tape

How To Make It

  1. Use the scissors and cut the 3-ring binder strip off the plastic baseball card sheet. (Be sure to leave an edge so the card area doesn’t get cut open.)
  2. Put the double-sided tape on the back of the plastic sheet. Place it around all four sides and a diagonal strip to help hold the plastic sheet to the folder.
  3. Place the plastic sheet on the front of the folder.
  4. Put pictures of friends, family, pets, sports cards, or Pokémon cards to create a folder that is all your own! Make up your own trading cards and put them in the folder!

Tips

This would also be a fun way to display a trading card or picture that was taken of you while playing on a team. Some baseball teams take a picture of their player and make it into a baseball card. If your team doesn’t, take a picture and size it in a graphics program to print it off in the correct size. Do be careful as your cards could fall out. If you want to make it a permanent display you could tape the openings closed.

Fuse Bead Masterball

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This is an easy, but fun craft to make. How to display your creation is only limited by your imagination!
This project is rated EASY to do.

What You Need

  • 70 White fuse beads (such as Perler)
  • 22 Black fuse beads
  • 59 Purple fuse beads
  • 16 Gray fuse beads
  • A circle fuse bead peg plate
  • Special ironing sheet (comes with the Perler beads)
  • Iron and ironing board

How To Make It

Note: Your gray and purple numbers may vary based on how you make your M.

  1. Start out by finding the center of the circle. Place a gray fuse bead in the center then make a gray circle around that bead.
  2. Next work on your black line and circle around your gray circle. Look at your pattern to find the line in the pattern if you have it turned the wrong way you wonít get a line to work on.
  3. Then with your gray beads make your M on the top half of the ball.
  4. Then fill in purple around the M and white below the black line.
  5. Iron the beads per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Let cool completely.
  7. Carefully peel off the heart from the form.

Tips

Tip from Sharon Mehl: You could attach a pin back to make this a wearable project. You could attach a magnet to the back to be able to display on your refrigerator! I would advise gluing a piece of cardboard to the back for strength. If you use a hot glue gun, be sure to have an adult present to supervise! Be sure to always keep magnets away from your computer and diskettes!

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It’s a fake pokemon but isn’t it cute??? Sweet!

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You should try adding clay pokemon to your crafts. Their a lot more fun!

Comment by Samantha




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