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Cardboard, duct tape, recycled peanut butter lids=Minion!  We were trying to think of a Valentines Day box for a school party when we came up with the idea to combine the Instructables contest with the Valentine box!  This Instructables was a lot of fun to work on!  I hope you enjoy it!
 
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Step 1:

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For this project, you are going to need a cardboard box, 2 lids of some sort (we used peanut butter lids), yellow duct tape, random paper (we used old envelopes from junk mail), black electrical tape, black pipe cleaners,  and blue painters tape.


Now, cut out the shape you want the mouth to be.  Then cover the entire box with the yellow duct tape.  Wrap the duct tape around the inside of the mouth.

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Now it is time to figure out where you want the eyes/goggles to be.  Put a strip of electrical tape around the box to be used as the goggle strap.

Then cut 2 white circles out of your white paper. Draw the iris and pupil inside each circle where you want it depending on the direction you want your minion to look.  Take those circles and use double stick tape or a glue stick to stick the circles to the inside of the peanut butter lids.  (I used a sharpie to color the outside of the peanut butter lids black).

Hot glue the lids to the box.

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Cut some teeth out of scrap paper. Hot glue them to the inside of the mouth.

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Use blue painters tape to make the overalls.

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Finally, cut some black pipe cleaners to the length you want for the hair.  I drilled tiny holes where I wanted each piece of hair to go, then hot glued them in to place.

Done!   :) 

Enjoy!

P.S.  If you have never watched the movie "Dispicable Me", watch it!!!  It is the the most clever and entertaining movie we have ever watched!! 
lmermad made it!2 months ago
did it :D
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NErDy NErDs (author)  lmermad2 months ago

That's awesome! Thanks for posting your Minion! It is always nice to see everyone's project! Your minion looks cool! :)

mi.vasilakis3 months ago
Hahaha thank you for this amazing guide!!!!!
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NErDy NErDs (author)  mi.vasilakis3 months ago

Great job! I love the hair!!! :)

really good idea! ;)
PMuns made it!3 months ago
Awesome. Made 3 of these for some of my kids this year. They were a hit at school.
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NErDy NErDs (author)  PMuns3 months ago

PMuns, those turned out really cute! I like how you made each one a little different. I am sure they were a big hit! :) Thanks for posting a picture!

PMuns PMuns3 months ago
I used white plastic lids from Styrofoam coffee cups for the goggles. I printed the eyes on thick paper and glued them to the lids. I wrote their names on their box with a 3D pen.

SpongeBob, are you?

NErDy NErDs (author)  Renato Ximenes3 months ago

It is a minion, but it also looks a bit like SpongeBob! I bet that would be a fun one to make, too! Great idea!

FollowT3 months ago

Thank you so much for the cute idea. My daughter and I are going to make one today.

NErDy NErDs (author)  FollowT3 months ago

You're welcome! I hope it helped! :)

Michael C3 months ago

Your Cousin Did It........ WHAAAAAAAAT!

Awesome instructable.

NErDy NErDs (author)  Michael C3 months ago

One of our favorite lines from the movie! :) Thanks for the compliment!

LissaM made it!3 months ago

He had a lot of fun making this. He added a few things, but the inspiration came from your Minion.

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LissaM LissaM3 months ago

These are the Valentines he made. Thank you for sharing your Minion with others.

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NErDy NErDs (author)  LissaM3 months ago

LissaM,

Your minion box and valentines are adorable! Did you use twinkies? Very clever!! That looks like a lot of work, but they are definitely going to be a hit!! I also liked that you guys added arms to your minion box, very cool! I didn't think of that. You guys did a wonderful job on your projects! Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you have a fun party!

Thank you. It wasn't my idea to add arms. He insisted that it should have arms. Yes, we used Twinkies. We called to make sure none of the kids had any type of allergy and asked it if would be OK. They said as long as they are not homemade and individually wrapped it would be fine. The arms are just paper towel tubes wrapped in duct tape, with a pair of child size gloves stuffed with tissue paper and piper cleaners to make the fingers stay in place.

CatburgS made it!3 months ago

great project

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NErDy NErDs (author)  CatburgS3 months ago

Great job, CatburgS! That turned out really cute! :)

ASHEKATT3 months ago

fantastic

NErDy NErDs (author)  ASHEKATT3 months ago

thanks :)

CatburgS3 months ago

the despicable me 2 movie is also the best!

NErDy NErDs (author)  CatburgS3 months ago

They are very entertaining movies! :)

CatburgS made it!3 months ago

great project

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Katie.Paradysz made it!3 months ago

Our Minion, ready for next weeks VDay Party! Thank you! :D

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NErDy NErDs (author)  Katie.Paradysz3 months ago

Your minion turned out GREAT! I bet you had a lot of fun making it, too! I hope your son (adorable, btw) has a great time at his Valentine party. I know his Minion box will be a big hit with his classmates! Thank you for sharing your picture! Happy Valentines Day! :)

P.S...I have a cute idea for you if you have to take a snack to share with the class...We filled a big container with a lot of individual bananas. Then we put a picture of a minion and the word BA-NA-NAAA on a sign and hung it on the container of bananas. (I hope that makes sense.) If I find a picture, I will post it.

My son and I are making a box today for his preschool V-Day party next week. I found a version of this on google images but it looked like they used way more difficult materials! Yellow duct tape...genius! I was debating paint, spray paint, or wrapping paper, lol. This looks so much easier and it's so adorable! I'll post a picture when our's is completed. Thank you! :D :D :D <3 ***

So cute! We featured this Minion in our 10 Valentine's Day Mailboxes Crafts. http://www.theshoppingmama.com/2015/01/10-valentines-day-mailboxes-craft-with-your-kids/

Thank you! I am glad you liked it! We had a lot of fun making it. :)
taivalmaa10 months ago
Hmmm now I know why all my valentines boxes weren't creative
That's so cool
Thank you! :)
Watch Despicable Me 2!!! It is better than the first.
Cool.
NErDy NErDs (author)  craft-n-genius1 year ago
I finally saw it! It was cute! I think I like the first one better, but it's a close call. They are both very clever, and entertaining movies!
Adorbs
NErDy NErDs (author)  shimmery18991 year ago
Thank you! :)