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My most treasured childhood memories include craft time with family and friends. Technology was very limited when I was growing up, and we relied on our imagination and creativity for fun. We often played outside until dusk, told stories, and made crafts. I want to create memorable moments like these with my son. He is a huge Despicable Me fan, so I decided to help him create a Minion puppet show!
Puppet shows are loads of fun, and inspire kids to use their imagination through storytelling. Here’s an easy DIY that you can make together at home and then use the new Bounty with Despicable Me 3 prints for clean up!
He was totally ecstatic about the activity, and we invited his primas (cousins) to come over and join in on the fun!
The Minions in Despicable Me 3 are just adorable!
- Yellow and colored cardstock or construction paper
- Large trifold poster board
- Markers and/or crayons
- Jumbo craft sticks
- Large craft googly eyes
- Bounty with Despicable Me 3 print paper towels or napkins for clean up!
We searched online and looked at different Minions to help design each puppet.
1. Use oval shaped stencil, plastic container, or shaped object and trace on yellow paper (recommended size 8 1/2″ tall 5″ wide)
2.Cut the oval shape for the Minion body
3.Cut out shapes to create and embellish the minion’s clothing and accessories
4.Add one or two googly eyes
5.Glue oval shape cut out to craft stick (handle for Minion puppet)
6.Cut out a large square in the trifold poster 17″ wide by 15 1/2″ high (this is tricky and should be done by adult)
7.Design and embellish your Minion Theater- cut out curtains, trees, sun, flowers, or whatever you want and paste to the poster board
The children had a blast making Minions and designing their outfits and accessories!
Here is an example of the stage the children made with the trifold poster board. They added curtains, trees, and sunshine to theirs.
Clean up can be fun!
The kiddos used the new Bounty with Despicable Me 3 print napkins to wipe the extra glue residue on their puppets and countertop…With these adorable new prints on Bounty paper towels and napkins, the kiddos were MORE than happy to help clean up the mess!
Just in time for Despicable Me 3 now in theaters (and rated PG), Bounty with new Despicable Me 3 prints are in stores nationwide featuring the ever-mischievous Minions! The limited-edition prints are available in Paper Towel and Quilted Napkins and pack a punch of color and fun that only the Minions can deliver.
Go see Despicable Me 3 in theaters today!