Pokeball Pocket Craft
Thanks to Melanie for contributing this idea! She wrote:
Right now my boys are huge into Pokemon, the original series (that's what we get for getting videos from the public library that are 10 years old). They love to pick out their pokemon and color them themselves and cut them out and battle with them. I made Poke balls for them to keep them in, thought I'd send along a picture. It's a paper pocket made from a whole white circle and a half red circle, with the black stripe glued to the red half. Melanie
white cardstock or paper
red cardstock or paper
black cardstock or paper
circle shape to trace (lunch sized plate, margarine container lid, etc) -- the circle must be larger than your pokemon picture.
something to color with
color and cut out your pokemon picture
trace a circle onto the white paper and cut it out
Trace a circle onto the red cardstock.
Cut it out.
Cut this circle in half.
Cut a thin strip of black paper and glue it on the straight edge of the red half circle.
Cut a small black circle and glue it in the center of the black paper strip.
Staple the rounded edge of the red half circle to the white circle to make a pokeball with a pocket. Do NOT put any glue along the straight edge.
Slide your pokemon into the pocket.