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Minion Paper Bag Puppet Craft [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 craft is perfect for any Despicable Me fan!

It’s a simple way to get creative and encourage pretend play with your favorite characters.

Plus, it’s super easy to make! Download the free template today.

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

Minion Puppet Craft

minion puppet craft image collage with the words paper bag minion

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Tape (optional)
  • Minion template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the minion template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding minion puppet template

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.

hand gluing eye to goggle of minion puppet

Glue the goggle strap to the middle of the minion’s head. Trim off any paper that hangs off the sides.

hand gluing goggle strap to minion puppet

Next, 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 minion’s body.

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 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

Glue the completed head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing head to minion puppet

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.

hand taping minion hair to back of minion puppet

Don’t you just love these little guys?!

hand holding minion puppet

More Minion 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.

Minion Books For Kids

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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.

More Minion Crafts

Crafting is an important activity for young kids for many reasons. It helps to develop fine motor skills, creative thinking, and problem-solving abilities. It also promotes concentration and self-expression. Next time your kiddo has some downtime, why not try crafts?

Below are some more fun minion themed crafts:

Minion Card Craft – This craft is simple to make from just a few basic supplies, like paper and scissors. With some creativity and a little bit of imagination, your kids will be able to create an adorable minion card they can proudly share with their friends and family.

hand holding minion puppet

Handprint Minion Craft – This easy project is a great way to keep little hands busy while creating a special keepsake that you will enjoy for years to come.

Leprechaun Minion Craft – St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday for kids, and what could be more fun than making your own leprechaun Minion craft? This silly project is easy to make with just a few supplies, and it’s sure to bring a smile to your child’s face.

Minion Activities For Kids

Minions are one of the most popular characters among kids. And what’s not to love? They’re funny, mischievous, and always up for a good time. Plus, they provide a great opportunity for kids to learn. These minion worksheets can help children learn important skills like color recognition, counting, and addition.

Now your child can bring their favorite minions to life with these minion coloring pages. These coloring pages are not only fun, but they’re also a great way for your child to improve their fine motor skills and color recognition. So print out some coloring pages today and let your child’s creativity run wild!

2 minion puppets

Kids love to explore and play, and what better way to do that than with a sensory activity? Playdough is a great way to explore different textures and smells, and with this minion play dough kit, it’s easier than ever! The kit comes with everything you need to keep your little Despicable Me fan busy. Plus, you can get the dough scented so it smells as good as it looks! Whether your child is playing by themselves or with friends, they’re sure to have a blast making these adorable little creatures.

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

2 minion puppets

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.

Tools

  • 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.

Did you make this craft?

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Minion Craft Template

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Arils

Wednesday 6th of July 2022

My grandson loves Minions

Sam

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Nice! They are pretty entertaining!

Monica

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

My son loves the minions

Sam

Thursday 9th of June 2022

Perfect then!

Stephanie

Sunday 5th of June 2022

Super cute

Sam

Monday 6th of June 2022

Thanks!

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