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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wacky Wednesday #60—Minions

Many mini minions.

Today I decorated myself with minions. If you’re not familiar, they’re the cheerful little creatures featured in several movies over the last few years. I have seen only parts of these films but still, these guys are my theme this week. The whole thing started when I saved a whole bunch of yellow plastic ovals.

They were from Kinder Bueno chocolate eggs (which have a plastic oval inside, with a toy inside that), sent as a gift from cousin Eva. With their oval shape and bright yellow color, they looked quite minion-like, and I thought they had potential.

My idea gained steam when I found some minion tattoos at home as well as a few minion toys in our backyard. All signs were pointing toward minion mania.

This costume really has no deeper meaning. It’s all about fun and being playful. Which, actually, may be a meaningful message, after all. Taking time to laugh hard and to be silly and to play is good for our souls. Most adults I know have a lot of responsibility on our plates—and we need a good laugh more than we realize.

Bottoms up, everyone.

Baker’s dozen?

Minions are cute little creatures. They have a language that we don’t understand but it’s intriguing to listen to them communicate with each other. They’re expressive. I also like their bright color scheme.

My accessories all fit into the blue and yellow color scheme. I hot glued beads onto some sunglasses I already had. A necklace was an obvious choice so that these little guys would be easily seen.

I took this playful theme as an opportunity to make a minion mohawk, which is one of the few hair styles I haven’t tried over the years. I made it from pipe cleaners. Here’s my cost for this costume:

·         Yellow ovals for minions (repurposed)

·         Paint and beads (from my craft stash)

·         Blue pipe cleaners                                                                           $ 1.00

·         Yellow and blue felt                                                                        $   .80

·         Hot glue, felt and other craft supplies (from stash)


Total spent                                                                                                         $ 1.80

Thanks for spending a few minutes today with these cheerful little critters and me. I’m taking a week or two off but I’ll be back soon with another costume and tales of my adventures in craft land.

Happy Summer!


  1. Everyone loves minions! Are you plotting the crime of the century? I hope so. Too cute.

  2. Thanks! This costume was a hit yesterday, with kiddos and adults. It feels good to make people happy...

  3. I LOVE IT! I will have,a smile on my face all day. Your blog is like a special little gift each week. I know when I open it I am going to feel better. Thank you so much!

    1. Sam, thank you! I am delighted to know how much you like it...

  4. Soooo adorable!!! Your mohawk, necklace, and sunglasses, are so cool! I love the expressions on the faces of the minions. Such great feelings, expressed! Such cute little critters! Would love to have a whole bunch of them, around, to help in an emergency. Good job! Love, Aunt Eileen

    1. Aunt Eileen, thanks! This was an especially fun one to make and also to wear...

  5. What a great homemade birthday party theme! How fun and a great way to get kids involved. Putting that away in memory for next years' birthday theme ideas!

  6. Soo creative and adorable ♥️ Minions make me happy. So glad you could repurpose those Fun little egg shaped nuggets!