Ever since Despicable Me millions of people have been bitten by the Minions bug. They’re the hugely entertaining, gloriously moronic, gifted, banana loving goofballs who jabber a bizarre language and live to serve their master.
With the release of their first feature film (Minions – and Despicable Me 3 is on the way), what better way to celebrate their brilliance than by making a Minion?
In a moment of genius, YouTuber DaveHax realized a Kinder Egg case is pretty much exactly the same shape to our banana loving heroes. All that remains is to gather a few supplies and you can make an army of Minions!
The Materials You’ll Need
- 1 (or more) Kinder Surprise Egg(s).
- A screwdriver.
- Spring washer/metal washer.
- Pair of grips.
- Self-adhesive plastic eyes.
- An elastic band.
- A drinking straw.
- Black marker pen.
- A strip of blue denim.
- A rubber/eraser.
- Several yellow pipe cleaners.
With your materials all set, follow the instructions carefully in the above video. Feel free to experiment and use other materials, and before long you can construct versions of Kevin, Stuart, and Bob to keep you entertained.
Pros & Cons To This Minion Making Guide
This is a cheap, fun way to make a little Minion companion and it’s highly customisable. However, there are notable downsides. The most obvious is this is a fiddly way to make a Minion and you’ll need to get precise materials. It’s highly advisable you don’t let children make Minions this way alone – supervise any activities as sharp implements are involved.
Another problem is Kinder Surprise Eggs are banned in America, so if you’re from the US you will have difficulty acquiring the necessary shell from within. An alternative are Choco Surprise eggs, although the casing isn’t quite Minion shaped. Check your local supermarket for similar objects and perhaps purchase some yellow paint.
Featured photo credit: Dave Hax via davehax.com