DIY: How to Make Minion Goggles
Minions are one of the most popular cartoon characters loved by kids around the world. With their big eyes, round heads, and cute yellow bodies, it’s no surprise that they have become a favorite among youngsters. A large part of what makes them unique and instantly recognizable is their goggles. If you want to make your own minion goggles, you’ve come to the right place! This article will teach you how to make simple and affordable minion goggles that will impress kids and adults alike.
The first step in making your own minion goggles is to gather the necessary materials. You’ll need cardboard, black and silver paint, a pair of scissors, glue, and elastic. The cardboard can be taken from a cereal box or any other sturdy cardboard box you may have lying around the house. Don’t worry if you don’t have all these materials, we’ll show you how to make do with what you have. With that being said, let’s get started!
How to Make Minion Goggles: A Step-by-Step Guide
Minions are funny little creatures that are beloved by both children and adults. And one of the most iconic features of these yellow buddies are their goggles. So if you’re a fan of these little guys and want to make your very own minion goggles, then look no further! In this article, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to make minion goggles that you can wear with pride.
Materials You’ll Need:
Before we get started, it’s crucial to gather all of the materials you’ll need to make your very own minion goggles. Here’s a list of all the materials you’ll need to get started:
– 2 pairs of swimming goggles
– 1 can of yellow spray paint
– 1 roll of electrical tape
– 1 sheet of black felt
– 1 sheet of silver craft foam
– 1 sheet of clear plastic
– Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Step 1: Spray Paint Your Goggles
To create the iconic yellow minions goggles, the first step is spray painting your goggles. To do this, take your swimming goggles apart and carefully spray paint each of them with the yellow spray paint. You may need to add another coat after the first coat has dried.
Step 2: Measure the Goggles
After your spray paint has dried completely, measure around each of the lenses of your goggles with the ruler and pencil. Take note of the measurements as it will come in handy in the next step.
Step 3: Cut the Felt and Craft Foam
Using a pair of scissors, cut out 2 circles of black felt and 2 circles of silver craft foam according to the measurements you took in step 2.
Step 4: Cut the Plastic
Cut out 2 circles of plastic that are slightly larger than the black felt circles. These will be used to cover the lenses of your goggles.
Step 5: Glue the Felt and Craft Foam
Take your hot glue gun and glue each black felt circle onto the silver craft foam circle. You should now have 2 minion eyes.
Step 6: Glue the Plastic
Carefully glue the plastic circles over the felt and craft foam circles. Make sure that your lenses are aligned properly.
Step 7: Attach the Eyes to the Goggles
Place the minion eyes on top of each of your goggle lenses and carefully hot glue them in place.
Step 8: Tape the Goggles
Using the electrical tape, wrap it around the center of your goggles to make the traditional black strap. You can also add any additional decoration to your goggles with the electrical tape.
Step 9: Secure with Hot Glue
Secure any loose ends of the electrical tape with hot glue.
Step 10: Allow to Dry and Enjoy!
Allow your goggles to dry completely before wearing them. And just like that, you now have your very own minion goggles that you can show off to all of your friends!
Making your very own minion goggles is a fun and straightforward project that can be completed in just a few simple steps. With a little bit of creativity and the right materials, you’ll have your very own adorable and fun goggles in no time at all. So why not give it a try and see the world through the eyes of a minion?
Section Two: Materials needed to make Minion Goggles
Now that you have an idea of what creating Minion goggles entails, it’s time to gather the necessary materials for your DIY project. Here are some materials you will need to make Minion goggles:
1. Safety Glasses
To make the base of Minion goggles, you need to have a pair of safety glasses. You can find these glasses in any hardware or industrial store or online. They come in different shapes and sizes, so choose the one that suits your size and style preference.
2. Goggles Strap
Once you acquire the safety glasses, the next item on your list should be the goggles strap. This is the material that will hold the glasses in place while you wear them. You can find elastic straps in any craft store or online.
3. Foam Sheets
Foam sheets are the best material you can use to create goggle frames for your Minion. It is comfortable and easily cuts to shape. Foam sheets come in different colors, so choose the yellow color for the base of your goggles.
Scissors are essential for every DIY project. You need them to cut the foam sheets to the desired size and to cut out the eye sockets.
5. Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
A glue gun and glue sticks are essential for attaching the foam sheets to the safety glasses. A glue gun provides a strong adhesive bond, which ensures that the foam sheets stick to the glasses.
6. Marker Pen
A marker pen is also important for drawing the outline of the Minion goggles. You can use it to mark the foam sheets before cutting them.
7. Measuring Tape
A measuring tape is important in determining the size of the foam sheets to cut. You need to measure the width and height of the safety glasses to ensure you cut out the foam sheets to the correct size.
8. Black Duct Tape
Black duct tape will help you create the thick goggles outline just like it is in the Minion movie.
Paint can help you achieve the final Minion look. You will need blue paint if you want your Minion to be Stuart or gray paint if you prefer Bob.
10. Google Eyes
Lastly, you can add a touch of reality to your minion goggles by attaching google eyes to the already-cut foam sheets. You can find these in a craft supply store or online.
With these materials, you are ready to start creating your Minion goggles. In the next section, we will take a look at the step-by-step guide on how to make Minion goggles.
Materials needed for Making Minion Goggles
If you want your Minion costume to be complete, you need to have the Minion goggles in place. In this section, we will be discussing the materials required for making Minion goggles. Below is a list of the items you will need to make the Minion goggles:
|2 plastic cups||The cups will act as the Minion goggles frame. You can use any color that you want, as long as it is circular.|
|Black elastic band||The elastic band will be used to hold the goggles to your head.|
|Tape or glue||You will need a tape or glue to join the two cups together after cutting them.|
|Black Construction Paper||You are going to use the black construction paper to make the lens of the goggles.|
|Scissors||You will need a pair of scissors to cut your cups and construction paper to the desired shape.|
|Marker Pen||The marker pen will be used for tracing and drawing patterns on your construction paper.|
Cutting the Cups
The first step in making your Minion goggles is cutting the cups in half. This is the most important part of the process because the cups will act as the goggle frame. Make sure the cups are circular in shape. Cut the cups leaving two circular frames. You can discard the rest.
Creating Lenses for the Goggles
Cut two circles of about 3 or 4 cm in diameter out of the black construction paper. Then cut two larger circles a little bit bigger out of the same black construction paper.
Now you will need to glue or tape the smaller circles to the center of the larger circles, then set them aside to dry.
Attaching the Lenses to the Frame
Once your lenses are dry, it is time to attach them to the frames. Place your lenses over the center of each of the circular frames and attach them with glue or tape.
Adding the Elastic Band
Take your black elastic band and cut it in half using your scissors. Then, attach each half of the elastic band to the inside of the frames. Make sure it’s not too tight or too loose on your head. Trim off any excess elastic band, and you are done!
With these simple instructions, you can make your own Minion goggles with just a few materials easily accessible. These goggles will add a quirky and fun touch to your Minion costume, and you’ll be the center of attention at any Halloween or Costume party!
Time to show off your minion style!
With just a few simple steps, you are now on your way to being the envy of all your friends. Whether you’re dressing up for Halloween or just want to add a little fun to your daily routine, these homemade minion goggles are sure to do the trick. Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy making your very own goggles! Don’t forget to come back and check out our other fun DIY projects. Have a great day and keep on crafting!