Gotta catch them all and then make them a cute adorable little home! A few weeks ago, I posted the photo above
on our TSU Facebook page and because of the great response, I’m giving you all the details here on how to make them!
Mini Pokémon– You can search Amazon.com for “Mini Pokémon” and get tons of results. We chose the “72 pieces for $14.99” because we used them for another programs as well.
Plastic Jars– For 12 jars these came out to be about $1.30 a piece. You can also use mason jars or check out your local thrift store for some cool ones. You will want to make sure that they’re clear so you can see your adorable Eevee!
Moss– For our terrariums we used the fake stuff and bought moss on clearance at Michael’s Craft Store. Michael’s almost always has coupons available online and in store as well!
Rocks– Rocks are really important in the making of your terrarium because they’re the platform for the Pokémon. I picked these up a Michael’s but there’s always your back yard too 😉
Cute Extras- I had some extra cute little “fairy garden” accessories that the teens were able to add in such as these mushrooms that one of our staff members donated. Fairy Gardens are very popular right now, so finding extras is easy. However, if your budget doesn’t allow them, don’t feel obligated.
Glue Gun or tack glue
Project Total: $65.00 or $3.25 per teen (20 teens)
First thing’s first! Flip that container upside down! Some teens chose to use dirt and fill their container, but we loved the way the terrariums looked when the lid was used as the base as well!
You’ll want to glue those rocks down first as a platform for the Pokémon. I recommend hot glue, only because it takes a shorter time to set. As always, though, hot glue can be, well, hot! You know best on whether or not your teens can handle the hot glue or if a staff member will be in charge of it.
After gluing the rocks down, we then placed the moss around and added some dirt to the bottom. We used tacky glue and spread the dirt on top. Then we stuffed the moss around the rocks and used glue where needed to. Finally, we hot glued the Pokémon on top and added some extras. Once we screwed the lid on, tada! A Pokémon home was built!
I had about 20 teens making terrariums. The hardest part was choosing Pokémon. When everyone came in, they all got a random number. This decided what order they would go in to pick and then we reversed the order when they got to choose a second.
Finally, what’s so great about this program was that I had teens of every age attend. I had a few 6th graders but I also has all the way up to 11th grade creating along side!
Bonus: If you do a Google Search for “Pokémon Terrariums” you’ll also get a ton of other great ideas! Check out a few inspirations below!
Questions? Comments? Let us know below!