Tuesday, September 3, 2013

How to Make Despicable Me Minions

Despicable Me Minions


This month I am starting something  new here on Pam's Party and Practical Tips.  Each week I will be featuring a different party of the week. Each day I will give you a tutorial or some ideas of things you can do for that week's party.  As you can see by my title picture, this week's theme is... 


Despicable Me 

This summer we went to see the movie. We loved it! We especially loved the antics of the Minions. I shared them in a guest post earlier in the summer, but I don't know if my readers had a chance to see them.  Since it has been over a month, I am now able to share them here.. I am so excited about it, because I really love these little guys. 

Despicable Me Minions

Aren't they cute?!  For this craft you will need toilet paper tubes, craft paint, felt, craft foam, black ribbon, (good minions), fuzzy purple yarn (evil minions). and google eyes. 

The first thing you do is paint the tubes in your desired colors. I think if I make these again, I would chose a slightly lighter purple. 


I just realized that I forgot to add styrofoam balls to the list.  I found these at the dollar store. You will want to use the size that will fit through the tube. Wrap the ball with a piece of felt or fleece that closely matches the yellow minions paint color. It doesn't matter what color you use on the evil minions because it will be covered in yarn. 



Push the ball through the tube until about half of the ball is showing on the other end. 



I then started to add some of the details. For Dave I glued on two eye, small pieces of ribbon for the hair, and some blue felt for his overalls.   When making Stuart use only one eye in the middle of his face. 



Here is a better picture of the hair.  I used a hot glue gun and glued on the yarn to the evil minions. It does not have perfect, because they hair is will and messed up anyway.  



To make the overalls, add a smaller square of felt for the bib and a thin strips of felt for the straps. You make the evil minions overalls this way to put with black felt. 



Now all that is left is the final details. I used small pieces of craft foam to make the goggles. Since I did not have silver foam, I painted them with silver paint. I  also used a small strip of the blace felt to make the goggle band, and drew a smile with a black sharpie.  To make their arms/hands I used yellow craft foam  for the arms, and black craft foam hands.  


I made the goggles and the arms/hands for the evil minions the same way as I did the good minions.  The only thing different is the jagged teeth. I cut small pieces of craft foam for the teeth. Again it does not really need to be perfect since they are supposed to be crazy looking. 


There are many things you can do with your minions.  They love to play, and they made great finger puppets. They would also be good to decorate the dessert table at a Despicable Me party.  Whatever you decided to do with them, it sure to be fun.  

I am sharing my minions on these wonderful link parties here.   If you host a linky party, feel free to add your party button to my linky party page. 

45 comments:

  1. These are awesome!!! I would never have come up with this idea, and I'm so glad that you did! I found you through the Not Just a Housewife link party (my post is "Garfield Party"). I'm your newest follower!

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment. They were really fun to make. So happy to have you as a follower.

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  2. Great job--these Minions look really close to the characters!
    I'm stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday (#36 DIY Birth Announcements and 38 Bowl Licking Good Guacamole) Have a great week!

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  3. So cute! I haven't seen the second film yet - but I'm planning on watching it very soon. Love the fluffy purple hair :) I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-8/

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    1. We loved the 2nd film too, and the minions as usual stole the show.. :) Thanks for the invite, I will stop by.

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  4. Oh how fantastic are they!
    I'm off to pin

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    1. Thank you so much, I am glad you like them.

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  5. Super duper cute! Featured on FB tonight :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature Heather.. I will be sure to give you a shot out on my page too. :)

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  6. Your Minions are so, so adorable. Clever! So glad I followed your link-up at Someday Crafts!

    Jenn

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    1. Thank you Jenn, so happy you like them.

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  7. These are adorable! Despicable me is the animated movie! :) I would love to have you share this at my link party going on---and anything else you want! http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/09/homemade-by-you-66.html following you on facebook! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite Katie.. I will stop by and link up!

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  8. MY daughter LOVES minions and would love these! Super cute!

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    1. My kids love the minions too.. I wish we could have a real one. LOL! Oh well, toy ones work too.

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  9. These are so cute! I need to make them with my son. I seen your link at Whatever goes Wednesday.
    Kassandra
    www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com

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    1. Thank you Kassandra. I hope you have fun making them.

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  10. These are TOO cute! I love the little minions and so do my children, so they are going to freak out when I get this together for them. This would also make a great, easy, and inexpensive craft for her class to make too! Pinned it :)

    If you have time you should link this up at The Blog Strut. We would love to have you!

    Amber

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    1. Thank you Amber. I will head over there.

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  11. Super cute and it looks really easy!

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    1. They were easy to make. Probably the hardest part for me was the evil Minions hair. I used a glue gun, and I tend to burn myself when using it. LOL!

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  12. So cute! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIYers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-28.html

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    1. Thank you for the invite Kayla. I have had a crazy week so I am seeing this a bit late, but I will definitely stop over.

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  13. So cute!! I'm sure my little sister would love to make these! She is obsessed with Despicable Me. Thanks for sharing it at the Less Laundry, More Linking party.

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    1. I can understand why she likes it so much. The Minions make the movie.

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  14. These are soooo cute! :) Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends! I hope you'll join us again - the new party starts tomorrow {Tuesday} at 7 am Eastern time!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! I am running behind on replying to comments. (I blame back to school craziness..:)) I am all linked up this week.

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  15. SO CUTE! My boys love the Minions (I have to admit, i find their nonsense talking quite adorable as well). We'll be making these for sure! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial.

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    1. Thank you Alex! I find them adorable too.

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  16. These are so great! And they look just like them! I'm featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature and the pin Alexis

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  17. These minions are awesome!! Pinning these for future toddler crafting. I’d love for you to link up with our Life Created Tuesdays link party! We’ll be pinning and featuring posts every week :)

    Erin
    www.theviewfromfiveten.com

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    1. Thank you for the invite. I am a bit behind on my replies this week. (I will explain it all during Dare to Share this week) I wrote down your site so I can come check it out.

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  18. I CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME & MAKE SOME MINIONS TONIGHT!!! THIS IS AMAZING! BA-NA-NAH!!!!! LOL

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  19. Very fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  20. Oh we love the minions too. I wish I had some real ones to help me out around the house.

    It is so cool I've featured it on The Sunday Showcase this week: http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2013/09/14/cool-crafts-kids.html

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  21. Thank you so much Rebecca. I am glad you that like them.

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  22. I am going to make these for Christmas crafts with little Santa hats and let the kids use their imagination from there :) Thank you so much for how to make them.

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