These six paper Pokemon puppets are so fun for little hands and your favorite Pokemon fan.
My son discovered Pokemon early in grade school (he’s in 3rd grade as I write this.) It took some time before he joined a Pokemon league, and his love for all things Pokemon expanded to drawing Pikachu and other characters. Now I’m adding paper Pokemon puppets into the mix.
In the past year, we’ve really had to embrace our creativity in our house! And I love that these puppets can be created by my 5-year-old and my 9-year-old. Since we’re making so many, they don’t even have to share!
What you’ll need:
How to Make Paper Pokémon Puppets:
First – Select colored craft paper for each of your Pokémon characters. We’re going to focus on Pikachu for now. Trace the body base, and tail of the Pikachu pattern on yellow paper, trace the mouth pattern on pink and the 2 round shapes (blush) on red paper. Cut out the traced patterns and you can use the eyes directly from the template.
Second – Use a Sharpie to fill a small part of the ear tips with black color. Use your Sharpie to also fill 2 cm of the tail cut-outs bottom end.
Third – Attach the tail pattern on a side of the Pikachu body base; keep the wider end of the tail facing upwards.
Fourth – Attach the eyes and the mouth cutout on the head part of the Pikachu body base cutout.
Fifth – Use a black sharpie to draw the nose and the outlines of the eyes, mouth and head.
Sixth – Attach the Pikachu papercraft on a popsicle stick to complete the craft.
Finally, for the rest of the characters, trace the patterns of the other Pokémon characters on appropriate colored craft paper and glue them together to craft the characters.
(Make sure you’ve downloaded the templates – the box is above.)