Pokemon Go Easter Eggs & Easter Basket
If your house is anything like mine, it’s Pokémon Go fever every time we leave the house. For my little Ash Ketchum, I decided to craft some Pokemon Go Easter eggs for his basket this year. I love that I can use mostly dollar store items for this craft as well! Not only did I whip up some Pokeball plastic eggs, I also fashioned some 2km, 5km and 10km eggs. He’s going to love it!
Plastic Pokemon Go Easter Eggs
These eggs only require a few items to assemble. All of the items except for one can be purchased at your local dollar store.
- Plastic Easter eggs – the kind that open, preferably in lighter colours
- Acrylic paint: White, Black, Red, Purple, Orange, Green
- Sanding block – medium or fine grit
- Kebab skewers
I suggest using lighter-coloured eggs so the white paint will cover it nicely such as yellow, light green, baby blue and orange. Most dollar store plastic eggs will have a little connector between the top and bottom. I opted to break them apart and snip off the little bits so I wouldn’t have to worry about either piece touching each other while I painted.
First up, decide how many eggs you want to make and sand the tops & bottoms of each. You just want to rough them up so the paint will adhere – don’t miss any spots! Now it’s time to paint. For your Pokéball eggs, the tops should be red and the bottoms are white. Once dry, add the black detailing with the egg closed so you get it on both top & bottom.
For your 2km, 5km and 10km eggs (these are the ones that “hatch” by walking around in the game), paint each half white – do them separately so you can set them down to dry. Once the white paint has dried, add your spots. As I have the app on my phone, I tried to make sure the front of my eggs matched the eggs in the game. From there, I just added a few random spots all the way around. As some of the spots cross over from the top to the bottom, I added the spots with the eggs whole. Place a kebab skewer into one of the holes and set them in a glass to dry.
Voila! Plastic Pokemon Go Easter Egg!
Pokemon Easter Egg: No-Sew, Felt Option
Another fun egg involves a no-sew felt idea turned into an egg-shaped Pokéball. It’s an adorable pocket you can tuck a few surprises into! Pokemon cards make for a great gift to hide inside. This is another dollar store craft assuming your dollar store sells felt!
How To Make a Felt Pokemon Go Easter Egg
You will need a template of an egg shape which can easily be found via Google Images. Save the shape, drop it into a word processing program and resize it to your desired size. I opted for 8″ tall. Print it out, cut it out then staple or pin it to your red felt. Cut out your egg shape and gently remove the staples or pins.
From here, I did a simple freehand design for the white & black pieces on my egg template. Draw the shape of the black piece onto your egg, about 1/3 of the way down from the top. Now, cut around just the top, removing the top portion of the egg. Staple that to your white felt, cut, remove. All that remains is to cut out the black strip, staple to your black felt, cut around it and also cut out the centre.
Assembling the felt Pokemon Go Easter egg is quite simple. Glue the black piece onto the white piece with your fabric glue. To adhere the white piece to the red, put flip the white piece over so you see the back and put some fabric glue on the outer edges only. Be sure not to put glue on the top or you won’t have a pocket! Flip it over and attach to the red egg. Let your glue dry and now you have a lovely felt egg.
Pokémon Go Easter Basket Ideas
Need some ideas for filler besides those Pokemon Go Easter eggs? Here’s a few things I found to tuck in there. Some are a little more pricey but make for great no-candy easter basket ideas.
- Pokémon levelled reader books
- Pokémon 4Ever DVD
- Pokémon Sun for Nintendo 3DS – there’s also Moon!
- Pokéball toy
- Bulbasaur Keychain
- Jigglypuff amiibo
- Charizard amiibo
- Pikachu plush
- Pokémon cards
I also made this hand-painted rock featuring the one and only Pikachu, Little J’s favourite character. Rock painting is a new-found love of mine. There are many free tutorials available online to help you learn to draw this adorable little yellow guy. And if you’re wondering, I’m in love with these Posca Ultra-Fine Paint Pens for getting such clean lines on a small surface.
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