My daughter just adores Pokémon. Will you be celebrating Pokémon Day on the 27th February? I thought it would be fun to add a new Pokémon inspired craft to the small collection we have and just love our easy Pokémon mini notebooks. Once you have mastered how to make the mini notebook you can customise the front cover with your favourite Pokémon character. Choose from Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Evee and Jigglipuff.
List of supplies:
Coloured craft papers
Needle and thread
How to make easy Pokémon Mini Notebooks
Decide a size for the notebook. I made 3 inches x 3 inches sized notebooks and the templates are also customised for printing onto an A4 size sheet. Prepare pages for the mini notebook by cutting 3 inches x 6 inches stationary sheets. I’m using 6 sheets for each notebook. Hold all 6 sheets together and fold the 6 inches into half. Now we have 3 inches x 3 inches group of pages.
Prepare needle and thread. Unfold the sheets and insert the needle through the middle crease (folding line) of the folded sheets and pull the needle all the way through the other side of the sheets but keep 2 inches thread extra on this side. Insert and draw the needle back inwards by keeping a 1 inch gap between both holes.
Tie a knot with both ends of the thread and cut off extra thread.
To make the Pikachu notebook cover, select and prepare a 6 inches x 3 inches yellow coloured craft paper. Fold the 6 inches side into half. 3 inches x 3 inches notebook cover is ready.
Cut out the Pikachu patterns from coloured craft papers. Use the patterns from the given template.
Use black sharpie to fill the eye cut outs and to draw the top black part of the ears.
Grab the notebook cover prepared in step 4. Use craft glue to attach the ear cut outs on the top side of the notebook cover, overlapping about an inch of the ear’s bottom ends with the notebook cover’s top end. Also, attach the eyes.
Attach the 2 red circles on both cheeks and draw the other features of Pikachu’s face.
Unfold the cover and apply glue along the middle crease. Place the closed end of the stitched sheets along the glued part.
Press the closed end of the sheets against the glued side firmly and close the cover. Allow the glue to dry entirely.
Kids will love this Pokemon Day craft. Once you’ve mastered Pikachu why not make Bulbasaur, Charmander, Evee or Jigglipuff using our free template.