How to Make Pokemon Crafts


Creating Pokémon crafts based on the characters from the popular show on Cartoon Network is a fun activity to share with your child. Pokémon are colorful, animated characters that lend themselves well to creative activities. Turn craft clay, Perler beads or your child's Pokémon drawings into play figures ready to embark on imaginary adventures.

Things You'll Need

  • Craft clay
  • Perler beads and pegboards
  • Parchment paper
  • Iron
  • Pictures of Pokémon
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Craft glue

Mold Clay Figures

  • Purchase craft clay such as Sculpey, Fimo or Model Magic, which can be baked or dried to a hard shape. Modeling clay that remains soft after use is not recommended.

  • Break off small pieces of clay from the packaged block and work the clay with your hands to soften it.

  • Using pictures of your favorite Pokémon characters as a guide, mold the clay to make three-dimensional figures.

  • For one Pokémon character, mix some brown and orange clay together to simulate rusty dirt and mold it into a small hill. Then use brown clay to form the Pokémon Diglett, who looks like a mole poking his head out of the ground, and place him on the top of the hill. Use a little pink clay for Diglett's nose and two tiny black balls of clay for his eyes.

  • Flatten a piece of clay to serve as the figure's base if the figure does not stand well on its own or have a base as part of its character like Diglett does. Place the figure on the base before drying or curing.

  • Follow the manufacturer's directions for drying or curing the clay. Polymer clays must bake in an oven at a low temperature for a specific amount of time and then cool.

Make Perler Bead Pokemon

  • Purchase Perler beads in various colors and a circular or square Perler bead pegboard from your favorite craft or discount store.

  • Use a Pokémon picture as a guide and arrange the Perler beads on the pegboard to create a likeness of the character. Because the number of pegs is limited, you can't add a lot of detail to the Pokémon. Focus on the main features of the character, not every line of the animation drawing.

  • For another Pokémon character, use a round Perler bead board and red, white and black beads to create the Pokémon Electrode, who looks like a Poké ball. Place the red beads on the bottom half of the circle, the white on the top half, then use the black for his eyes and eyebrows and some more white for his mouth.

  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for ironing the Perler beads under a sheet of parchment paper to fuse the beads together.

  • Allow the Perler beads to cool. You now have a Perler Bead Pokémon. Add string to the top to create a hanging decoration if you wish.

Pokémon Puppets

  • Draw Pokémon on paper and color with crayons or markers or find a picture of a Pokémon from a Pokémon magazine or activity book.

  • Cut out the Pokémon picture with the scissors.

  • Spread a line of craft glue on the top of a Popsicle stick and center your cutout picture on the glue to attach it to the stick.

  • Let the glue dry. You're now ready for your next puppet show with a Pokémon stick puppet.

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