Pokemon fans of all ages will love to make this Bulbasaur planter! Using recycled materials, an air plant or succulent is the perfect addition.
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I have so much fun making Pokemon crafts with the little one. She still plays with her Pokemon paper puppets we made so long ago and we’ve just started playing the card games.
Our latest capture is one of my favorites. This Bulbasaur planter is a great recycling project for kids disguised as a Pokemon craft they can really get into! Let’s get started.
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Tips to Make this Pokemon Craft
- Get creative with the plants you put in your Bulbasaur planters. Let your kids choose their plant and they’ll enjoy it even more!
- Make different sized Bulbasaur planters and create a whole family for your kitchen window or the back porch.
- If your Bulbasaur planter starts to look a little beat up over time, you can just brush it off and re-paint it. No reason to trash it if you can refresh it!
How Do I Make this Bulbasaur Planter?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a Pokemon crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our Bulbasaur planter video tutorial.
- Plastic cola bottle
- Acrylic paint
- Bulbasaur template
- Marker pen
- X-acto knife
- Paint brush
- Craft glue
- Collect a plastic bottle (any size of your choice) and wash and dry it. Use a black marker to trace the Bulbasaur pattern on the bottle. I traced the ears and the top end of the head for the Bulbasaur on the plastic bottle’s outer body.
- Use an X-acto knife or scissors to cut along the marker line, cutting off the top of the bottle..
- Prepare paint to match the color of Bulbasaur. I mixed white, blue and green.
- Paint the bottle, covering the entire outer surface. Once the painting is done, allow it to dry.
- While the paint dries, trace the template on white card stock. Use acrylic paint or markers to fill in the patterns.
- Glue on the eyes and the rest of the painted pattern. Draw on Bulbasaur's smile, teeth, and nose.
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More Bulbasaur Planter You Might Like
- Pokeball Cheese Snack – Treat your little Pokemon craft makers with a treat while they work. It’ll help them catch all the energy they need to make as many Bulbasaur planters as they want!
- Pokemon Paper Puppets – I seriously can’t say enough how fun these puppets have been for the kids. They play with them nearly every single day in some way.
- Pokemon Fruit Tray – If you’re doing this fun Pokemon craft for kids with more than just a couple of crafters, you might need to feed a crowd and this is the perfect snack for just that!
- You might also see this easy way to make a Bulbasaur bookmark from a keychain.
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