Hello hello! I am super excited to share todays project with you! Because seriously, have you ever seen anything more fun than this Perler Bead Minion Cup Cover?!? Perfect for summer fun on the patio and just in time for the new Minion Movie out last month. Our boys LOVED it!
We came up with this idea after creating our Patriotic Perler Bead Cup Covers and deciding that Minions would be the perfect size and shape for a few more kid – friendly cup covers. And they are so easy and fun to make that the kids are sure to get in on the action! I don’t know what it is about perler beads but our boys are still obsessed with making stuff and have recently moved on to more Mario characters. We’ve discovered that stepping on perler beads is just one level below stepping on lego! They’re everywhere!
We even made purple Minions! (Isaiah’s favorite). I think that we should add a little crazy purple hair to this one don’t you? Their hair is my favorite part! Or hot glue purple monster hair from the fabric store?!? Okay I may need to upcycle this Minion cup cover soon! So many fun possibilities….
How to create a Minion cup cover:
Creating these cup covers is truly a very simple process. Using a circular peg board, fill it in with your pattern of choice, make sure to leave a hole in the center for a straw. Iron the perler beads together and Voila! Super fun cup cover!
I think that this one – eyed Minion is my favorite. What’s his name? Bob? I can’t remember… Dave? Kevin? I should go and ask the kids… *wink*
Crafting essentials for perler bead projects:
- We love using this flat bottom dry iron (aff link) for perfect bead melting every time.
- These perler bead tweezers (aff link) are ideal for grasping and picking up beads.
- This Perler Bead Peg Board system (aff link) is our favorite because it interlocks together for larger projects.
- These stackable storage containers (aff link) make keeping our perler beads organized and tidy easy.
Which ones are your favorite? One – eyed or two – eyed Minions? Did you take your kids to go see the movie? What did y’all think? We bought tongue tattoos (total fail – not recommended) to celebrate when we watched and had a ton of fun!
Be sure to check out some of our other Perler Bead Designs…
Originally featured on Crafts Unleashed.