Make a BOOM buddy

Featured image & BOOM buddy by Nate Kelso

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a BOOM buddy – a wee pal that doesn’t need to worry about social distancing….

Materials you’ll need:

  • BOOM buddy templates (see below)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colouring pencils / pens


  1. Print (or trace) out your BOOM buddy – we’ve got 2 sizes to choose from…
  2. Colour in your BOOM buddy – decorate them however you’d like! They could have rainbows & smiley faces, or maybe they’re a robot or a friendly monster?
  3. Cut out along the solid lines. (Not the dotted ones!)
  4. Fold along the dotted lines.
  5. Glue the tabs to the inside of the BOOM buddy.
  6. Glue the arm pieces to the sides
  7. Decorate! Does your BOOM buddy need a hat? Are they carrying anything? What are they called?

Download a BOOM buddy template (regular size)

Download a big BOOM buddy template

Watch out step-by-step video (YouTube)

Watch the step by step instruction video (Wikimedia Commons)

The videos and the BOOM buddy templates are released under a CC-BY-SA license. Please feel free to use and share, but please credit Barry Neeson / Boom! Community Arts.

Author: lirazelf

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