One in a Minion | Free Printable

Feb 12, 2014

I was a little last minute on getting Louis’ school Valentine’s Day cards.  So I apologize for getting these out to you now but they are super simple to make (last minute like me!) or maybe keep them in mind for next year?

Bennett and I aren’t really into celebrating V-Day.  Not because we’re too cool for it…but we are that annoyingly mushy-gushy couple year round and there’s no need to put extra stuff into one day just because it was deemed a holiday.

But Valentine’s cards?  Hell. Yes.

I’ve been waiting for this moment since Louis was a wee babe.  Also read: I’m crazy.

Here’s what you need:

–Strawberry Shortcake rolls (or twinkies or anything that’s shaped like this with a clear wrapper)

–White paper

–Black & silver markers

–Double sided tape (the best thing ever when doing paper crafts!)

–[THIS] printable

–Kraft paper or any cardstock

–2” circle punch // scissors

–Black construction paper // black vinyl

Punch or cut circles out for the minion’s eyes.  I opted to just do the one-eyed little dudes.  I’m sure you could handle the ones with two eyes without a problem!  Draw a black circle in the middle of that eyeball.  Not shown in the step above: I used a silver marker and colored an outside ring on each eye to make them look a little more like the goggles they wear.

Cut your construction paper into strips that are 5 inches x .5 inches.  I used black vinyl because it’s already sticky and I didn’t have to mess with much but if you don’t have that readily available, black paper is fine…just double sided tape the two ends.

Tape the eyes over the black strip to cover where it meets.  And then if you’d like, draw a simple little crooked smile.  It kind of just added to the whole design and appeal of the minions. 

Print/cut your cards out.  The template I’ve made is [HERE] and free to use…for personal use only, please.  I used Kraft paper because I can’t get enough of that brown, recycled goodness.  Any other color would work great too. 

Sign your cards (I signed because Louis was very much not interested in this step) and double-sided tape your minions onto the card in the designated blank space. 

Boom.  Done.  So easy, right?

I’m excited for Louis to hand these cuties out tomorrow at school.  Maybe a little too excited.  It’s another first moment for him that I can’t help but be a little giddy over the whole thing.

1 Comment

  1. Katy McKinley

    Thanks Jen! Something about those yellow dudes gets me every time. They're so cute!

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Like many others, I've been struggling with the news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I'm stuck in a moment of wanting to mourn the death of such a vital, powerful female figure in US history....and also living in fear of what's to come with the...

We Can Sew It! :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

It's no secret right now that there is a massive shortage of PPE in every hospital and care facility everywhere.  It's also well known that the CDC is now calling for everyday people to wear masks when they go into public -- to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in...

“Hey Baby” Yoda-Inspired Design :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

I know, I know.  It seems like all I've been able to do lately is create Baby Yoda inspired items.  Do you really blame me?  He's just the cutest thing that's happened in the Star Wars universe....basically ever. Today is Valentine's Day and since our...

Stranger Things “Squad Goals” :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

We have a new Stranger Things OBSESSED fan in our household.  It's adorable how much Louis is taken with the Stranger Things stories.  After much debate as our parental team, we allowed him to watch the series with us.  Wether or not your child is old...

Hammer Time with CoordiKnit Nonsense Fabrics :: FREE Shark Cut File!

FREEBIE ALERT!  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you'll find a link to the design that I printed on Louis' brand new tee.  And I will not apologize for getting "U Can't Touch This" in your head. CoordiKnit Nonsense Fabrics sent me this super cute...

Let’s Get Basted :: FREE Thanksgiving Silhouette / Cricut Cut File

It's about time I put out a new freebie on here, am I right?  Unfortunately, my timing is a little less than stellar and you might not be able to officially enjoy this until next year's Turkey Day rolls around.  BUT, there are some of you that might be...

RECENT POSTS

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Like many others, I've been struggling with the news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I'm stuck in a moment of wanting to mourn the death of such a vital, powerful female figure in US history....and also living in fear of what's to come with the...

1st Day of 4th Grade

And just like that, someone allowed Louis to turn another year older, and start another year of school.  We have an official 4th grader in our house!  WHAT IS HAPPENING??? And although 2020 is the least typical year ever, I'm really excited to see what he does during...

X Marks the Spot with the XFactor Dress by P4P

I showed you my XFactor Crop (ala Peg Bundy style) late last week, but now it's time to bring out the sweeter side of sewing.  Because darn if I didn't feel just adorable in the dress version that I'd made for myself! The X Factor Crop & Dress is an adorable...

Bringing the Peg Factor, with the Xfactor Crop by P4P

I'd just like to preface these photos by saying that I find myself accidentally dressing like Peg Bundy all the time.  And it's not my fault.  I have red hair and I love leopard prints right now....so it just kind of happens naturally.  However, these photos are...