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Minion Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Kids everywhere are getting excited for the new Minions movie coming out this summer!

And what better way to get ready for it than by making their own minion paper bag puppet craft? This activity is perfect for any Despicable Me or Minions movies fan!

Also, be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppets for more ideas.

Minion Puppet Craft

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It’s a simple way to get creative and encourage pretend play with your favorite characters. Plus, these puppets are super easy to make! Download the free template today.

Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this DIY to life!

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First, encourage your child to glue the eyes to the middle of the goggles. Use a brown marker to color the iris and a black marker to outline the brown eyes. 

hand gluing eye to goggle of minion puppet

Next, guide your child to glue the goggle strap (the black strip) to the middle of the head. Trim off any paper that hangs off the sides.

hand gluing goggle strap to minion puppet

Now, glue the completed goggles over the strap.

hand gluing eye to minion puppet

Draw a smile on the minion’s face or glue on the open mouth, just below the eyes.

hand drawing mouth onto minion puppet

Create the minion’s body by gluing the overalls onto the yellow body piece.

hand gluing overall to minion puppet

Place the pocket in the middle and upper part of the overalls and glue it in place.

hand gluing overall pocket to minion puppet

Use a black marker to draw small black buttons where the overall straps and top of the overalls meet.

hand drawing buttons onto minion puppet

Take the completed body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag. Trim off the excess brown paper bag.

hand gluing body to minion puppet

Help your child to glue the completed head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing head to minion puppet

Finally, cut out some thin strips of black paper and tape them to the top and back of the head so it looks like the minion’s silly hair.

hand taping minion hair to back of minion puppet

Be sure to check out our summer crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun ideas like this one!

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Activities For Kids

Kids’ Character Ideas

Don’t let the fun stop here! We’ve got lots more ideas to keep the kids entertained, learning, and off the screens. Read on below for our favorite ideas.

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Minion Books For Kids

There are countless benefits to reading aloud to your kids. For one, it helps to develop their language skills. Hearing new words and sentences helps them to build their vocabulary and learn proper grammar.

Additionally, reading aloud also helps to develop their comprehension skills. By listening to and following along with a story, they learn how to pay attention and understand what they hear.

Reading aloud is also a great way for kids to bond with their parents. Snuggling up with a good book is a wonderful way to relax and connect with your little ones. So go ahead and grab a book off the shelf – your kids will be sure to love it!

Minions: The Rise of Gru – If your kids are excited to see the newest Minion movie, they’ll love getting a sneak peek with this cute book!

Minions 5 Minute Stories – Every kid loves the silly minions and with these short stories, this book is perfect to read right before bed.

Minions Little Golden Book – Get this book for kids who loved the Minion movie where Kevin, Stuart, and Bob go out on their own to find a super villain to work for.

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Cartoon Character Craft Ideas

Below are some more fun cartoon character-themed ideas:

Paper Bag Forky Craft – Here’s another paper bag puppet featuring everyone’s favorite trash-turned-toy character, Forky! This activity is perfect for younger children and includes a free printable template to make it even easier. Your kids will love recreating their favorite scenes from the movie with this fun idea!

Minnie & Mickey Mouse Paper Plate Craft – This project will be a huge hit with any Disney-loving kiddo! Using some simple supplies and paper plates, you can make these adorable Minnie and Mickey Mouse characters with your child. This idea is great for developing fine motor skills and encouraging creativity.

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Pete the Cat Headband Craft – Do your kids love the Netflix show Pete the Cat? If so, we think they’ll love making this fun and easy headband!

We’ve included three template options: a full-color option, a black-and-white option (for coloring in!), and a craft option (so your kids can decorate their own headband). It’s the perfect rainy day activity!

Toilet Paper Roll Olaf Craft – ‘Let it go’ and make this fun Olaf! Gather any old paper rolls, a glue stick, cardstock, and our free template to get started. This is a fun project for little hands and a great way to reuse materials you already have at home. They can even add some googly eyes or glitter for extra personality!

Character Activities

These Disney color by number printables are perfect for a quiet afternoon at home or Disney-themed party. Kids will work their fine motor skills while also practicing number recognition and color matching.

And the good news? They’re totally free! Just print them out and have your little ones color their favorite Disney characters.

Are your kiddos into Pokemon? Then our free Pokemon color by number pages are right up their alley! With Pikachu, Charmander, and Bulbasaur, these coloring pages will be a hit with any Pokemon fan. Get ready to catch ’em all (and develop important skills while you’re at it!) with this fun activity for your little trainers.

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May the force be with your little ones as they color these Star Wars printable coloring pages. These pages will transport your kids to a galaxy far, far away while they practice their coloring skills!

Print them out, grab some crayons, and let your children unleash their creativity as they color iconic Star Wars characters BB-8, Grogu, and R2D2. Did we mention they’re free?!

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Create a fairytale experience for your kids with these Cinderella printable games and activities! This set includes various coloring pages, a time-telling activity, a spot-the-difference game, a tea time sandwich recipe (perfect for a princess tea party!), and more. Your happily ever after awaits with these fun and educational printables!

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Ideas For Kids

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Minion Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This minion paper bag puppet craft is perfect for any Despicable Me fan! It's a great way to get creative and pretend play with your favorite characters.

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Tape (optional)
  • Minion template

Instructions

  1. Download the minion template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eyes to the middle of the goggle(s). Use a brown marker to color in the iris and a black marker to outline the eye.
  3. Glue the goggle strap to the middle of the minion's head. Trim off any paper that hangs off the sides.
  4. Next, glue the completed goggles over the strap.
  5. Draw a smile on the minion's face or glue on the open mouth, just below the eyes.
  6. Create the minion's body by gluing the overalls onto the minion's body.
  7. Place the pocket in the middle and upper part of the overalls and glue it in place.
  8. Use a black marker to draw buttons where the overall straps and top of the overalls meet.
  9. Take the completed body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag. Trim off the excess brown paper bag.
  10. Glue the completed head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  11. Optionally: Cut out some thin strips of black paper and tape them to the top and back of the head so it looks like the minion's hair.

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Suja

Monday 29th of April 2024

Cute craft, can't wait for the template.

Sam

Monday 29th of April 2024

Thanks! Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Valerie

Monday 22nd of April 2024

Can't wait to get this super cute craft and use it with students.

Sam

Tuesday 23rd of April 2024

Oh, good! Hope everyone has fun! I checked my email provider and it doesn't show you requested the template. Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Alicia Maxwell

Wednesday 10th of January 2024

Can’t wait to use it

Sam

Friday 12th of January 2024

Woohoo!

Araceli Santos

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

Very interesting

Sam

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

Thanks!

Arils

Wednesday 6th of July 2022

My grandson loves Minions

Sam

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Nice! They are pretty entertaining!

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