Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer movies: DIY Minion

Sorry we've been M.I.A things have been crazy for the past week. Did you miss us? hehe
There are a couple movies that my kids want to go see, Monsters University (which was enjoyed by all, especially the lady behind us.) and Despicable Me 2. Hopefully we can catch DM2 this weekend. My kids watch Despicable Me enough times to know and love the minions. You probably see them everywhere... stores, McDonalds, TV and even on those Chiquita banana stickers?!
So of course our next project is to make... a minion!

WHAT YOU NEED
Empty toilet paper roll
Yellow plastic egg
Googly eyes
Silver or gray paper
1/8 inch strip of black paper
Yellow pipe cleaner
Markers, crayons or paint
Zots or glue dots
Tape

First cut paper roll to be 1 1/2 inches long. Draw overalls and color.

 Draw a circle on the silver paper to create the goggle rims. H used a nickel to trace a circle.

Cut out & attach googly eyes.

Apply black strip to complete the goggles.
Place egg in the paper roll. Attach goggle.
Cut a small slit on side of roll and push in yellow pipe cleaner as the arms. Wrap black strip around pipe cleaner to create the minion's gloves.
H's minion
N's minion
Make as many as you want and you'll have your own little minions invading your home.
Want to have a Despicable Me Birthday theme, this would make a fun party craft. Need a party favor? Just fill it up with some candy or toy inside!

What summer movies have you seen or want to go see?
Eva

15 comments:

  1. Love your creativity! We saw Monsters U & liked it. Despicable Me 2 is on our list.

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    1. Thanks Asianmommy! We can't wait to watch Despicable Me 2 :) I heard it was good.

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  2. Very creative, nice job!

    We haven't seen any of those two movies actually! Will probably wait until they come out on bluray. My husband and I saw World War Z in the theater and....that was it.

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    1. My kids already can't wait to watch Monsters University on blu-ray! They keep on asking if it's out yet so you can see how much they loved it.
      My husband and I are waiting for the World War Z blu-ray haha. ; )

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  3. Haha that is so cute!!! How do you think of these things? I love minions, especially the short, stubby cyclops that is super clingy and needy. He's so funny. I haven't seen monsters U yet, but that is on my next to see list!! You are so creative, I love it!!

    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof...

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    1. Thanks so much Christy! My daughter always asks to make crafts. She really keeps my brain going and helps me stay creative. I don't mind since I love doing these kinds of things. I love minions too, they are hilarious! I have yet to learn their names haha.

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  4. Oh my gosh, you guys made your own minions! GENIUS! That is so cute. I totally want to see both these movies, but I don't have a little kid to use as an excuse, haha. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Haha thanks Yi-Chia! Aw you don't need a little kid as an excuse hehe but you could always take your niece :D

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  5. I love it! My mom gave Baby C a minion when we were in Nashville last week. :) We really haven't seen any new summer movies. We saw The Lorax at church and that's about it.

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    1. Oh the Lorax is another great movie! H&N love the movie and book. We have a yellow mustache where they pretend to be the Lorax hehe :D

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  6. Oh they are so cute! Honestly, I love The Despicable Me and minions are just so hilarious. Good job with the DIYing these guys!

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    1. Thanks Anna we had fun making them :)

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  7. Cute!! We've not seen any of the Dispicable Me movies and don't know when we'd take J to the movie theaters. What age you think is appropriate?

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    1. Well if J's use to watching "long" movies at home then I think he would love it at the theater. We actually took N when he was around two. It was a freebie so if he wanted to leave that would be ok. He actually sat through the whole thing, so that's the best way to find out. : )

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