I know that I’m a little late on the minion crafts. Despicable Me 2 was released in July and here it is the end of January, but I don’t think timing matters with these little guys. The little yellow minions made famous by their last two movies are just too cute and I doubt anyone would object to yet one more minion craft!
Many of you know that my kids are just about all grown up. My youngest is 15, so his interest in cardboard tubes is gone. I’m not a grandmother yet either, so now I give many of my kid’s craft projects to my friend Debra’s grandson. You’ve seen him on this blog before when he modeled these Egg Carton Spy Glasses that I made a couple of years ago.
He seems to think they’re pretty darn cute, so I bet your kids and grandkids would too! Here’s how you make them.
(Full printable instructions below) Glue yellow construction paper around the cardboard tube.
Cut a sheet of blue construction paper in half lengthwise. Take one of the halves and cut it in half in the opposite direction. Now, from one of those halves, cut in half again, lengthwise. The strips you need measure 2″ x 6″.
Use the pattern (link in printable instructions) to cut the coveralls out of your blue strip.
Glue the coveralls to the yellow tube, lining it up along the bottom of the tube. Add all the details as described in the printable instructions below.
There, wasn’t that fun??