DIY Minion Lantern.


Mid-autumn Festival is coming soon and one of Shermayne’s school project is to create a handmade lantern using recycled materials particularly empty milk carton. She asked me for opinion and help. So we started to discuss and brainstormed on it. She suggested house, boat and I suggested animals like elephant, cow, rabbit, etc. Nothing really special or unusual strike us. After further discussion and study on the shape of the milk carton, I finally suggested making a Minion. Yes. The Minion from the famous “Despicable Me”. We are all excited and agreeable on this idea and I began to sketch out the idea.

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After sketching out the idea, we began to discuss on the materials and equipments needed. We then gathered all the items needed for this project.

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Things needed :

  • Empty milk carton
  • Glue
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Ice-cream sticks
  • Acrylic paint (White,Blue and Yellow)
  • Paint brushes
  • Double-sided tape
  • Markers
  • Crayon (white or light gray)
  • String or thread
  • Pen knife and scissors

We are now ready to start:)

Using the marker, we first drew the mouth and cut it out using the pen knife or scissor. Do not throw the ‘cut out’ portion of the mouth, we need that for the ‘hands’ later.

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Cutting and preparing for the goggles and eyes.

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Cutting and preparing for the ‘teeth’ and ‘hands’.

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Once everything is done, we are now ready to start painting:)

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Painting of ‘hands’ and assemble the goggles using glue or double-sided tape.

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Once done, we can now assemble all parts together using glue or double-sided tape. I personally prefer double-sided tape as it is less messy.

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Now we are left with some very minor details to add on. Using the black marker, we can add some ‘hair’ on it and using the light color crayon, we can add some ‘dashed line’ on their overalls. Then we are all done!

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Taadaaa… Our DIY Minion lantern!

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This is definitely a fun and exciting family activity. Do try it out:)

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2 thoughts on “DIY Minion Lantern.

    • Hi, Thanks for enjoying my blog. Unfortunately, I do not have a Twitter account. This site is where I share most of my art works:)

      However, I do have a pinterest account where I not only share my own artworks, but also other arts and stuffs which are interesting and inspiring on the web. You may wish to take a look:)

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