Saturday, July 30, 2016

Easy Origami Pikachu Tutorial

So what's up with this new Pokemon Go phenomena?  We don't play over here, but we keep reading everywhere that it's THE game to play.  We recently showed my preschooler the first episode of Pokemon and he fell in love with Pikachu.  Pikachu was always my favorite too, so it was neat to share that with him.  We recently made this super easy origami pikachu together.  (Oh yes! Another paper folding craft!)  It was so much fun I thought I'd share the step-by-step directions over here!  

How to Fold an Origami Pikachu

How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers
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(And yes.  These instructions are so easy that even an almost 5 year old can make it!)



Three disclaimers before we start:

1)  I found these directions over here for Pikachu's face.  I added my own spin by adding a set of directions for the body.  Both sets of directions are super simple!

2)  I don't use yellow paper in the directions.  Why?  Well... because I also made an Origami Yoda!

3)  If you would prefer to see video instructions, check out my friend Maggy over at Red Ted Art.  She's got a great video Pikachu Origami tutorial.


Let's Fold an Origami Pikachu Face!

Grab your origami paper and let's get folding!

1.  Fold your paper in half along the diagonal.

How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers

2.  Then, fold up the bottom bit.  (If you want thinner ears, don't fold your paper as high.)

How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers

3.  Grab your right side and fold your paper up.  Then grab your left side and fold your paper up.  Then fold down your top pointy bit.

How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers



4.  Flip your face over and add details with Sharpie Markers.
How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers


Let's Fold an Origami Pikachu's Body!

1. Fold your paper in half.
2. Fold your paper in half again.
3 and 4.  Place your hand into the opening and push down to create a triangle.
How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers


5.  Flip your paper over.
6.  Place your fingers into the opening.
7.  And then push down again to create a triangle.
8.  Fold down both corners so they meet in the middle.
How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers

9.  Flip pit over and do the same to the other side.
How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers


Then, just tape the top and bottom together!


How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers


How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers

They're so, so, cute.  Seriously.  And, they stand too.  What?  Oh yeah.  My son got a kick out of that.

And if you liked this craft, you might also like these Pikachu products!
(I'm eyeing the onesie for my youngest.  But I'm thinking I'll try DIY-ing one instead...)







Pika! Pika!
(Happy making, friends!)

How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers


Psst-  If you liked this post, you might also like making your own Origami Yoda!
Step-by-step directions to fold Pokemon Pikachu and Yoda Origami- Easy craft for kids of all ages

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