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You can make a Pokemon party lantern in just minutes. Make a bunch for your Pokemon Go themed party or string them around your child’s room. Either way this fun project is so quick and easy. You can even get the kids involved with helping to make this fun decor. I have some other Pokemon Go inspired crafts for you at the bottom of this post as well so be sure to read to the very end.
Supplies needed to make your own Pokemon party lantern:
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- White paper lanterns (these come in a wide variety of sizes but I used the 8 inch version)
- Red craft paint
- Paint brush
- Black ribbon (I used the 5/8″ size ribbon however you may want to go wider if you use a larger lantern)
- Black and white card stock
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Scissors or circle cutter
Start by wrapping the ribbon around the approximate center of the assembled paper lantern. Mark around the center with a marker. NOTE: The wire inside of the lanterns is on a spiral so you cannot use the wires as a guide when painting.
Use your marker line as a guide and paint the top half of the lantern red with craft paint and a paint brush. I rigged up a system in my craft room to hang the lanterns as they dried.
While the lanterns dry, cut two circles from the black and white card stock. Make the black one slightly larger than the white one.
Once everything is dry, use the hot glue gun to begin adding the ribbon to the center of your Pokemon party lantern. I added the circles with hot glue as well and put them right over where the ribbon overlapped. This way there is no seam showing on your ribbon once complete.
Once you get the circles into place with hot glue, your Pokemon party lantern is ready to hang up at a party or for use as home decor in any room.
These are so easy to make and they are adorable! Take them down at the party and give as a party favor to each child. They will love taking home their own Pokeball!
Add a Pokemon party lantern or two to your Pokemon Go themed party. You will love how they look hanging around the party!
Have you or your kids gone Pokemon Go crazy? We have some more craft ideas for you as well!
Try making your own Pokemon themed bath bombs with this post from Mad In Crafts.
Or make this Pokemon pokeball tin from 30 Minute Crafts.