Paper pieced minions!
If you saw the new Despicable Me 2 movie, you might want to add a minion (or two or ten) to a scrapbook page or journaling card. It’s also a fun craft for kids to make.
3×4 Minimal Minion Card
The card is simply yellow cardstock, a Dymo embossed label, a large black “O” sticker, and two circle-punched pieces of cardstock. (I wanted to use gray for the goggles, but I only had black on hand).
This minimal movie poster design was my inspiration:
3×4 Paper Pieced Minion Cards
The “Despicable Me” title was printed on white cardstock, then thumb-sized paper minions were added (tutorial below).
This movie poster was my inspiration:
Another 3×4 card variation:
Oh look. Now it’s forever documented that I was 8 minutes late to the movie.
Make Your Own Minions (Tutorial)
What you will need: circle punches, yellow and blue cardstock, small letter stickers (I used black, gray and blue). You can change the design to accommodate the supplies you have on hand.
To create the minion body:
- Punch a circle from yellow cardstock. Use whatever size circle punch you have.
- Cut a square from yellow cardstock to match the diameter of the circle.
- Glue them together with the square covering half of the circle. The line will not be visible after you add a lowercase L sticker for the goggles (as shown in the next step).
To create the eyes/goggles, use smaller circle punches and stickers (I used Recollections from Michael’s). Circles, dots, a sideways “8,” or the leftover middle of an O sticker can be used.
Other details are created with stickers and cardstock.
Click on an image for a larger view:
My 12-year old daughter created her own larger minion using cardstock, circle punches and scissors (no stickers):
What do your minions look like? :)