We’re back with another porcelain clay project for you and this time, it’s based on one of the most popular games of recent times – Pokémon! The game Pokémon Go has been all over the news; the craze was so intense that people were getting lost or even injured!
But today’s craft doesn’t require you to perform any dangerous stunts – all you need to do is get some porcelain clay. You can make it yourself with our easy step by step tutorial, and save yourself a pretty penny in the process! Once you’ve made your clay, you’re all set to start making some cool Pokémon Pokéball Clay Magnets!
DIY Pokémon Pokéball Clay Magnets
Materials Needed :
- Acrylic paints – White , black and red
- Petroleum jelly
- A plastic sheet or nonstick mat
- Clay modeling tools
1. The porcelain clay you get from our tutorial is translucent, so the first thing to do is to get our colors right for the Pokéballs. Divide the clay into three and add a couple of drops of black, white and red paint into each. Knead each part well till the color is uniform and smooth throughout.
2. Take a small lemon-sized ball of white clay and shape it into a slightly flattened circle, as shown in the picture. You can use a cutter if it helps. Make sure it is smooth around the edges.
3. Repeat the process with the red clay and make a circle of the same size.
4. Cut both white and red circles into halves, so you can make two Pokéballs from a white and red circle.
5. It’s time to assemble the Pokéball. Put a white half and red half together as shown in the picture. Adjust the edges if necessary so that they merge together seamlessly. The shell of the Pokéball is ready.
6. Take a small piece of black clay and roll it into a thin long cylindrical shape. Flatten it gently to get the Pokéball’s locking bar.
7. Place the locking bar across the seam of the Pokéball shell so that it is completely covered by the bar.
8. To make the release button of the Pokéball, cut out a thin, small black circle from the black clay.
9. Place this circle exactly in the center of the locking bar. After getting the placement right, press down gently to ensure that all parts are well connected.
10. Cut out another circle, this time from white clay and make it smaller than the black circle. Place this in the center of the black circle.
11. At this point, you can attach a magnet to the back of the Pokéball if you wish, or you can leave it as it is.
12. Finish off the Pokéball by affixing a thin strip of black clay on top of the release button.
Your Pokéball Clay Magnet is ready!
Repeat the process till you have as many Pokéballs as you need. These are great to gift your friends at school or to use as stocking stuffers in the holiday season. Before we sign off, here are some fun facts you might like to know:
- A Pokéball is about the size of an orange
- A Pokéball’s size can decrease or increase on pressing the release button
- The inside of a Pokéball is made of reflecting glass
- There are a total of 26 varieties of Pokéballs
- Pokémon is the world’s second most successful video game