My son’s Pokemon birthday party was a wild success. The kids all had a ball and the birthday boy said it was the best. birthday. ever. High praise considering the parties he’s had! Every party needs some entertainment, and since a bounce house wasn’t in the budget this year, crafts and games were the key to making the party work. In fact, our warm-up craft while we were waiting for everyone to arrive was this cute set of Pikachu ears for a Pokemon Party activity.
They’re made from super inexpensive materials; just a little foam sheeting and ribbon. They take the kids about 5 minutes to assemble, if that. And if the kids are a bit younger at your party, you’ll want some adult supervision to help them through the process.
How to Make Pikachu Ears: Pokemon Party Activity
Yellow foam sheets in 9×12 size
Black foam sheet
For each Pikachu headband you plan to make, cut a 1 1/2 inch x 12 inch yellow rectangle.
Print the ear template to cardstock and cut out the ear shape and the ear tip shape. Trace the left and right ears onto yellow foam sheets and cut out. Trace the right and left ear tip shapes to the black foam sheets. Cut the ribbon into 16 inch pieces, one piece for every headband.
Prior to the the children arriving, cut out all the shapes. You’ll also want to prep the band (the 1 1/2 x 12 inch strip) so the kids can easily put it together. If you just fold the end of the band in half and cut out a triangle (or circle) it will make the perfect hole to slide the ribbon through later. Do this on both ends of the strip.
Have the kids glue stick the black ear tips onto the left and right ears. You’ll want each of the ears to be a mirror image of each other.
If the crafting kids are old enough, they can staple the ears about 8 inches apart to the inside of the headband strip, aiming to center the ears.
String the black ribbon through both the headband holes. Put it on the wearer’s head and tie the ribbon ends together to get the ears to stay on.
Most of the kids at the part ended up wearing the ears the whole time–I was so surprised! It just meant that they really loved the Pikachu ears and they were a hit, so this is a definite party keeper!!