My girls are a huge fan of the Despicable Me movies, especially my youngest one Kaidence! So much that her 2nd birthday next month will be a Minion theme and these two Minion Pumpkins are going to be the perfect addition to all of our fun decorations! These were a lot of fun to make. They took a bit of time, but I had two wonderful little helpers that were eager to pitch in whenever they could.
- Acylic paint (colors: blue, yellow, black, and white)
- Paint Brushes
- Brown and Black Sharpie
- Hot Glue
- Lids from Mason jars
- Black Pipe Cleaners
Step 1: Paint the top half of your pumpkin with the yellow acrylic paint. I used regular house paint brushes to paint the larger areas. I would definitely wait for it to dry and do a second coat so that the yellow is nice and bright (we only did one coat).
Step 2: Paint the bottom half of your pumpkin with your blue acrylic paint. Again, wait until it’s dry and then apply a second coat (we only applied one coat).
Step 3: Acrylic paint dries quickly, so while your pumpkins dry start creating your minion eyes. The girls wanted a one eye minion and a two eyed minion, so I used a larger mason jar lid for the one eyed and then two small mason jar lids for the two eyed minion. To create the eyes flip the mason jars inside lid inside out. You want the white part side up, so that you can draw the eyes on them. I then used a black and brown sharpie to draw the eyes. I also dotted a little bit of the white acrylic paint on the eyes to make them look more realistic (see first picture at the top of post).
Step 4: Using the hot glue gun seal the white lid inside the silver rim and then glue on your minion. With a black sharpie you can also draw a mouth or you can use some acrylic paint as we did for our two eyed minion.
Step 5: Using your black acrylic paint and a small brush paint the stem of your pumpkin and draw a line about 2 inches wide around your pumpkin. These are to simulate the minions goggles. Also, make sure to add a little bit in between the goggles or you can use a black sharpie to do this.
Step 6: Using a black sharpie draw your minions overalls and pocket with Gru’s infamous villain symbol. Using a black sharpie draw circles as buttons and dab a little bit of white acrylic paint right in the middle of the buttons.
Step 7: With a smaller paint brush paint some yellow on top of the blue overall area about 4 inches wide half way on your pumpkin.
Step 8: To create the minions hair you can either poke holes into your pumpkin and stick your pipe cleaners in or you can glue them on. We chose to glue them on because we want our pumpkins to last until next month for Kaidence’s birthday party.
As you can see Kaidence is super excited on turning 2 next month! Mommy… not so much!
Did you paint or carve your pumpkins this year?