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Want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Well, its going to take a good set of Pokeballs.

That was my inspiration for creating this DIY Instructable. Make sure you're ready for whatever is coming next: comic-con, Pokemon cosplay, marriage proposal or just a clever way to sneak snacks into the movie theater!

Roughly $25 bucks is all it takes to make a full set of six Pokeballs, that's a lot cheaper than those crooks at the Pokemart!

Step 1: Gathering Supplies for the Journey

Like any good adventurer, you're going to need the correct supplies for the job. Luckly, this project won't require you to catch a Meowth and spam Pay Day.

You should have most of these, but if not then it's time to raid Walmart!

  • Plastic Ball Ornaments ($1.29 each)
  • Painters Tape ($3.00)
  • Disposable Plastic Cup (don't act like you don't know)
  • White and Red Spray Paint ($4.00 each)
  • Sharpie ($1.00)
  • Thumbtacks ($1.00)
  • Washers ($1.00)
  • Mini Carabiners ($2.00 a set)
  • Glue (E6000 - $6.00)
  • Pliers or Cutting Device (train Cut to one of your Pokemon)

<p>I made a version using a acrylic paint, a rubber grommet, and a white plastic furniture glide. Thanks for the inspiration! More images here: http://imgur.com/gallery/IJWnd?lr=1476709515</p>
That looks amazing! I hadn't thought of a furniture glider with a rubber grommet. Thank you for sharing!
<p>that is so true because i know a 21 year old who loves pokemon and they said you could be anything</p>
<p>Preach it!</p>
My son is 11 &amp; has 3 store bought ($$$) poke balls. He loves them! I showed him your photo &amp; told him ALL ages can like Pokemon. Because he thought people would laugh at him in the grocery store! Who cares what people think. Have fun and Catch 'Em All!
<p>It had a following before, but has grown tremendously with Pokemon Go to become very popular! <br>So glad I can play a part in helping build your son's confidence, thank you for sharing that with me!</p>
<p>no offence but go team mystic team rocket is bad guys</p>
<p>Prepare for Trouble! <br><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZBVrPWwSlRM" width="500"></iframe></p>
<p>lol</p>
<p>btw the pokeball is awsome it works great</p>
<p>Glad to hear that, it was my pleasure!</p>
These are AWESOMENE
Thanks!
<p>Great how to! I modified it a bit, by using acrylic paints instead - took three coats, but much easier &amp; less costly (although it took a bit longer perhaps).</p>
Nice, those look great! Hadn't considered using acrylic paint, but that is definitely a viable option! I'll have try that next time.
I am so getting the &quot;Best Gift&quot; award this year! I can't wait to make these for a friend, he's going to flip. Thanks for this!
You should go ahead and prepare your acceptance speech, because that award is as good as yours! Let me know if you have any questions during the build, I'm more than happy to help!
<p>This is so cool I have always been a huge Pokemon fan</p>
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy my Instructable! Me too, I wanted a better Pokeball for my cosplay.
I am in the process of building my son a deck box for his cards. I think he would love these too! Nice 'ible and thanks for sharing!
You're welcome! The design allows you to easily store things inside. My brother kept his keys in them when he was at Comic-Con. Let me know if you have any questions while you're making them! Your son will love it!
<p>Very cool prop! Thanks for sharing how to make them!</p>
My pleasure, glad you like it!

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