Saturday, July 30, 2016

Easy Origami Pikachu Tutorial

We've gotten hooked onto Pokemon Go.  I kept holding off on the app, but once my husband showed my son.... he fell in love with the little critters, especially 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 such a fun kids craft that I'm sharing the step-by-step folding directions over here!  

How to Fold an Origami Pikachu

How to fold an Origami Pikachu- Easy Step-by-step directions for all Pokemon lovers
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you so much for the grocery money!  For my full disclosure policy, please click here.


(And yes.  These instructions are so easy that even an almost 5 year old can make it!)



Four 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.

4)  Don't stop with this craft! Check out this adorably awesome 3D Perler Bead Pikachu and Squirtle Craft.   
easy 3d perler bead pikachu and squirtle craft for kids




Our Current Favorite Pokemon Finds:

  • Pokemon Deluxe Handbook - This is our go-to reference manual.  It shares stats on 700 pokemon.  Yup.  Pretty impressive!

  • 50 Pokemon Assorted Cards - We just ordered these online and my son is super excited to get his first pack. I thought the price was pretty good, so I thought I'd share the link here.


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.


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

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...