How to Make a Paper Pokeball

Updated July 20, 2017

Pokémon continues to be a popular cartoon and card game among its young fans, as the series evolves from its original cast of 150. Give the young Pokémon trainer you know a toy Pokeball-the device used to catch and store the creatures-made out of paper mache.

Blow up a small balloon. It should only be large enough to fit into a child's hand.

Tear newspaper into thin, half-inch wide strips.

Make a paste of equal parts flour and water. Mix it in a shallow container with a spoon until smooth.

Dip the newspaper strips one at a time into the paste, pinching with forefinger and thumb and running along the length of the strip to remove excess paste. Adhere the strips to the balloon, affixing the newspaper smoothly against the balloon. Repeat until the balloon is covered in at least two layers of newspaper, letting the tail of the balloon hang outside of the layers. Let dry completely.

Cut off the balloon tail, and remove balloon from the newspaper shell.

Paint the top half of the ball red, the bottom white. Let dry. Draw a small circle with a pencil in the centre where the red and white meet. Paint the circle white. Let dry. Draw a line separating the red and white halves of the ball, starting at the edges of the small circle. Paint this black so it bisects the ball. Draw another circle within the small circle and paint this black as well, using a thinner line than you utilised for the outer ring of the circle.

Things You'll Need

  • Small balloon
  • Newspaper
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Shallow container
  • Spoon
  • Red paint
  • White paint
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
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