We had fun making a few plastic bottle crafts! The first one we are sharing is great for Despicable Me fans since it is based off a character from the movie – Stuart. My kids can’t wait to see the new Minions movie. Have you seen the trailer? It looks funny! In the meantime, my little ones can have fun playing with this plastic bottle minion craft.
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- 2-Liter Plastic Bottle
- Paint – should say for use on all surfaces
- Hot Glue Gun
- Black Ribbon
- Baby Food Jar Lid
How to make the Plastic Bottle Minion Craft
Cut the top section off a clean, empty 2-Liter plastic bottle. You will want to use one that has the same shape as a Pepsi bottle. The coke brands aren’t the right shape for making Minions.
You will want to use paint that works on all surfaces. We used this Folk Art set. Please note that these paints will stain clothing so you will want the child to wear a smock. Kids washable paint, like the Crayola ones we usually use, scratches off very easily.
After the 1st coat is finished, let it dry and then add a second coat of yellow paint.
In between the drying time for the two coats, make a minion goggle/eye by painting a baby food jar lid. Paint the white part of the eye leaving a small strip at the very bottom. Paint the strip with yellow. Add a brown painted circle to the center. Repeat these steps if necessary. Paint a black dot inside the brown circle when it dries.
Paint the bottom area blue to represent the blue overalls that minions wear.
Cut a piece of black ribbon and hot glue it around the head area (or use black electrical tape or paint it on). Hot glue the eye on top of that.
Draw a mouth under the eye and add the black buttons on the overalls.
We are using ours as marker storage. My daughter thought it was funny when I handed her our handmade Minion to color with!
What would you use this plastic bottle craft for?