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Picture of Custom Made Purple Minion Puppet
This is a puppet that I made for a special gift. It was a very rewarding project due to the reason I made it and very fulfilling when I presented it to its recipient. Since there are no Purple Minions to buy in the store that resemble the original Yellow Minions I was asked to create this one for this special project. Parts needed: -Soft foam (JoAnn Fabrics) -1/2 yard of purple fleece (JoAnn Fabrics) -a ping pong ball sliced in half -2 2 1/2" gray plumbing bushings (Lowes) -Black foam board (any craft store) -Plexi Glass (Lowes) -Black Strap for goggles (Could use anything) -Black Boondoggle (any craft store) -Overalls (Build A Bear) -Black Doll Shoes (JoAnn Fabrics) -One old black winter glove -Sewing thread and sewing needle -Craft glue (any craft store) -Acrylic Paint -Black Felt and Pink Felt (JoAnn Fabrics)
 
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Step 1: The Body Base

Picture of The Body Base
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Soft craft foam was used for the base of this puppet like I use in all of my puppets... I used the same pattern for this step that I used for the purple fleece in Step 3. First trace your pattern onto the foam with a Sharpie and then using scissors or an Xacto knife carefully cut out your body base shape. After the shape was cut out I brought the ends (sides) of the piece together to form a cylinder shape and ran a line of glue along the edge holding it together as I sewed it up along the seam using white thread. Next at the top of the Minions head I began bringing the triangular shaped pieces together, gluing and sewing them together all the way around to form the dome shape of the head. A few more stitches at the top of the heads center joined it all together and completed the dome shape. Two dots were drawn on with the Sharpie and also the mouth to mark their places for the face. Kind of looks like a Pac Man ghost right now... Haha
OMG!!! love it!!! This is great inspiration. I think I might make it :) Thank-you for sharing this!
Make a yellow one
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
I could...
talito2 years ago
Sure wish you sold these! They are so cute!
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Boondoggle is like a plastic string that kids usually use to make woven keychains
MEW114502 years ago
What is a boondoggle?
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Oui monsieur. Merci. Parlez-vous anglais ?
Iron_Momo2 years ago
PAPUCHE !!!!!!!
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thanks!
flyingpuppy2 years ago
This puppet is adorable! Makes me smile.
By the way, an easier way to put "skin" on a foam puppet is to needle felt colored wool roving directly onto the foam as this video shows.
You get my vote.
flyingpuppy2 years ago
This puppet is adorable! Makes me smile.
By the way, an easier way to put "skin" on a foam puppet is to needle felt colored wool roving directly onto the foam as this video shows: http://youtu.be/JOabPCTTZJ8
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thanks fratmom!
Love it!
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thanks antibobthebuilder!
pretty cool now u need a yellow one
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thank you!
amonj022 years ago
It is really cool
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
The supplies list is in the introduction...
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thank you so much everyone!
HollyMann2 years ago
So cute!!!!
aqua 122 years ago
You should make a supplies list
aqua 122 years ago
OMG I love this!!!
Kiteman2 years ago
I love Minions!