Messy Minion Inspired Fun

We absolutely love the ‘Despicable Me’ films, so here are a couple of Minion inspired fun and creative messy ideas we’ve tried out at home.

 

 

Recycled Minion Jars:

 Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Empty Jars (ours were glass but you could use plastic tubs with lids for Teeny Ones).
  • Acrylic Paint or Glass Paint (Yellow and Blue)
  • Scraps of Silver / White Card
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Scraps of Black Felt / or paper
  • Glue
  • Masking Tape

 

Step 1:

Using Masking Tape we sectioned off the lower part of the jars so they could be painted blue, this helped to get a straight line (and also means when little ones are doing it they don’t need to be very accurate).  Whist the paint is still wet remove the masking tape.  We then left to dry (Though you can give it a helping hand by leaving in the sunshine or so what we did and give it a blast with the hairdryer – Elliott loved this!)

 

 

 

Step 2:

Once again we added a line of masking tape to section off the blue area and then painted the rest of the jars in bright minion yellow.  We also painted the jar lids yellow.  Remove the masking tape whilst wet and we then left the jars and lids to dry fully. 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

To make the Minion Goggle eyes, we drew around circular items to make hoop shapes.  We did this on scraps of silver card, but if you don’t have this you could use plain card and colour in with felt pens or paint.  We added the hoops on to circles of plain card and glued a wiggly eye in the centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

To make the band for the goggles, we used some scraps of felt cut into strips – but if you don’t have this you could use paper or other scraps of fabric. We glued the strip around the jar so it met at the back.  Then glued on the Goggles we made earlier to the centre at the front.   Finally, we stuck on a little mouth shape and some spikes of hair – again cut from the scraps of felt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once all fully dry we filled them up and screwed the lids on.  Elliott decided that one is a ‘Haribo sweetie jar’ and the other has been repurposed as a Lego character storage jar. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its Snack Time! 

Minions are always hungry right?  And so is my 4 year old!!  So how about this cute and colourful snack we made at home – to make it we used:

  • Blueberries
  • Sweetcorn
  • Raisins
  • Grapes
  • Pear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lockdown Minion Walkabout

At Mess Around South Yorkshire it’s a family affair, so check out these pictures where I roped in my husband on our minion themed adventures.  He’s the cheeky chubby one in Yellow 😉

 

Like so many other children out there, Elliott has found it really tough during lockdown. Especially not seeing his friends and having to stop all the social activities we usually do.  So over Easter we decided to cheer up all the little ones who live on our estate, by arranging to take our Minion (who usually resides in our garage) on our daily exercise with us.  Whilst keeping to social distancing rules of course, we played music, danced, sang and were generally silly.  Our lovely neighbourhood joined in by putting minion pictures in their windows so we knew where to wave and say ‘Bello’.  It felt lovely to boost community spirit and see so many smiling faces during such a challenging time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’ve loved these ideas, are looking for more messy Minion themed inspiration and something to make you smile –  then don’t miss the next Mess Around at Home Event – ‘Despicable Mess’ on Tuesday 12th May at 11am – Click Here to join the event.

Would love to see anything you have a go at making posted to our facebook page, as I do truly love seeing what you’ve all been up to whilst I can’t see you at events.

Keep Well & See you all again soon.

Alanna

xx

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