Monday, February 13, 2017

Minions of Reasons to Make this Valentine

Mr. Mark, from Mr. Mark's classroom, made these cute minions from Twinkies. I loved the idea, but when I bought the Twinkies, I saw that Hostess has their name all over it. Sorry, Mr. Mark, but I had to dress this guy up more so he would really look miniony.

What you will need:

  • Twinkies :-)
  • black and red construction paper or cardstock
  • wiggly eyes
  • gray felt (or construction paper or aluminum foil)
  • black sharpie
  • overalls (click the pattern picture or here for link)
  • black sharpie
  • scissors
  • Alene's Tacky Glue
  • scotch tape
  • masking tape
  1. Cut black paper in 1/4 to 3/8's inch strips, long enough to wrap around Twinkies
  2. Cut out gray circles. I used felt, and it really added a nice touch. To get the circles almost perfect, I traced a wiggly eye that was larger than the ones I was using. 
  3. Glue the wiggly eye onto the felt circle.
  4. Wrap the black strip around the Twinkie and tape in back.
  5. Cut out overalls. Wrap around Twinkie and tape suspenders and the 2 sides. (See diagram below for where to tape.)
  6. Cut red construction paper into rectangle (I did about about 8"x 5")
  7. Cut black construction paper in half (9" x 6")
  8. Glue the red paper onto the black and then attach the Twinkie (uh, I mean minion) with one or two pieces of rolled masking tape.

I found some minion pants on the web (at Skip to My Lou) and resized them to fit Twinkies. Click on the picture below for the PDF.

Minion Overalls

Where I put the tape for to attach the overalls:

The hair was really fun to draw on because every minion has a different style.

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