A Crafty Mix


How to Make Pebble Minions & Their Purple Cousins

Who would have thought that a bunch of yellow, banana-loving, one-cell organisms wearing blue dungarees would one-day rule the world? Not me 😀 but I’ve been seeing minions all over the place. In fact, we watched every single one of the movies and loved them all. I can’t wait for 2020 to roll on over so we can watch the newest one. In the meantime, I’m just going to enjoy our easy to make little pebble minions.

A family of pebble minions. Easy child friendly craft idea. #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

Isn’t that just cuteness overload? We made a whole bunch of them and added a few of their evil, purple counterparts too. Just coz they have the craziest, wildest hair and I can so relate 😉

Make a few mutated minions. Easy child friendly craft idea. #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

What you need

For this project, you’ll need a few round garden pebbles. One-eyed minions are shorter than their two eyed buddies, so I tried to find a few small stones and a few larger ones to keep it real.

In every group of friends, the shortest one is usually the craziest Click to Tweet

You’ll also need some yellow, blue, purple and black paint. Our pebble minions are going to be used to play noughts and crosses, or tic tac toe as it’s known in the States, so we used Rust-oleum spray paint since the colors were so perfect for a project like this, and I know how durable the finish is. But any craft paint will work.

What you need to make pebble minions. Easy child friendly craft idea. #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

To give the minions their personality you’ll need the following:

  • Masking tape
  • Black tape
  • Jewelry rings
  • Small googly eyes
  • Purple mini feather boa
  • Craft glue
  • Black pen (optional)

How to make the pebble minions

Whether you’re making the normal minions or their purple cousins, the first few steps are the same. The only difference is the color combinations you’ll be using; blue and yellow for the normal minions, and purple and black for their crazy, mutated buddies. Spray or paint the whole pebble with the first color. Once the paint dries, use masking tape or painter’s tape to mask off one half.

Paint the bottom blue. Easy child friendly craft idea. #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

Try to line the tape up evenly so you have a neat, straight line between the one color and the next. Spray or paint the second color.

Paint the top of the minions yellow. Easy child friendly craft idea. #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

When the second color dries, carefully remove the tape and you should end up with something like this.

You should end up with something like this. #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

They’re starting to look a little more minion-ish 😀 Time to give them each a little personality.

Adding eyes, goggles, and hair

Minions wouldn’t be minions without their goggles right!!? They’re pretty easy to make too. All you need are jewelry rings and small googly eyes. You can paint the eyes on too if you prefer.

Making the pebble minion eyes.  #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

Glue the googly eyes inside the rings and then onto the minion. Add a thin strip of black tape to finish them off. I used black electrical tape, but if you can’t find any, you can draw the band with a black permanent marker. I also drew small hearts on the one-eyed yellow pebble minions and pockets on their bigger two-eyed buddies.

For their evil, mutated cousins, use a small piece of that feathered purple boa to make some crazy hair.

A purple mini feather boa is great for making wild minion hair. #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

Simply glue it on top.

Make a few mutated minions. Easy child friendly craft idea. #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

Aren’t they adorable? I can’t decide which ones I like more. The mutated purple, pebble minions with their wild and wacky hairdos…….

If you like the idea don’t forget to pin it for later.

How to make a mutated purple minions, with wild and wacky hair. Includes tutorial to make their little yellow friends too #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #purpleminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #acraftymix

Or their little yellow and blue buddies that add a fun element when we play noughts and crosses on the beach.

The minion pebbles are great for playing noughts and crosses or tic tac toe. Easy child friendly craft idea. #minioncraftideas #minioncrafts #pebbleminions #evilminions #craftideas #kidscrafts #noughtsandcrosses #tictactoe #acraftymix

Which ones do you like more?


Oh and if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more amazing craft ideas to share with you 😉

Rust-Oleum PTUCS249-991 Painters Touch Ultra Cover Satin Aerosol Paint, 12-Ounce, Oasis Blue
Dreampartycreation (Pack of 3) One Color Mini Marabou Feather Boas 14 Grams & 2 Yards Each (Purple)
Rust-Oleum 249862-6 PK Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint (6 Pack), 12 oz, Marigold
Despicable Me Huggable Plush Minion Mel Toy Figure
Despicable Me Evil ONE Eyed Purple Minion 10' Plush Doll
Ray-E Minion Plush Despicable Me Plush Bob 12 Inch Plush Toy

Until next time, hope you have an amazing, crazy fun week.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Quick & Easy Crafts


  • Posted: June 21, 2019 15:24


    Te oulik vir woorde. My klienkinders kom oor 'n paar weke kuier en so dink one gaan hierdie Minions van jou maak. Dankie vir die idee
    • Posted: June 22, 2019 10:43


      Jy's baie welkom Estelle, ek's seker you klienkinders gaan dit baie geniet om so iets saam met Ouma te maak
  • Posted: June 17, 2019 20:35

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    These are adorable Michelle! I haven't seen any of the movies but have seen the minions all over the place. I haven't seen the purple one before, I think he's my favorite.
    • Posted: June 18, 2019 04:28


      Ahhhh you have to watch them. They make the world seem good again 😉
  • Posted: June 16, 2019 09:14


    This crazy purple ones are the best 😃👍
    • Posted: June 16, 2019 10:46


      😉 I think they're my favorite too
  • Posted: June 16, 2019 08:03


    These are the cutest, Michelle! We are huge fans of Minions, we did a planter with tyres some years ago so I need to show this to my dauthers.
    • Posted: June 16, 2019 10:48


      I remember your minion planter Pili. It's such a fun idea and I'm sure your girls will enjoy making a few smaller pebble versions to keep the Minion planter company 😉
  • Posted: June 14, 2019 02:17


    Oh my so many fun creatures on your blog Michelle. Are you ok? Haha, I too love them very much and swoon whenever they come on the screen.
    • Posted: June 16, 2019 10:54


      😃 Aren't they just the best. The little yellow Minions have such a positive attitude about life in general and even their purple buddies seem so innocent in their craziness. I love them
  • Posted: June 10, 2019 22:09


    Just darling!!
  • Posted: June 10, 2019 13:27


    Oh my Goodness, I am loving these Michelle! I didn’t know there’s a new minion movie coming out next year, so cool! Haha my daughters love these and I think this will go on our summer bucket diy list.
    • Posted: June 11, 2019 06:38


      They're a huge hit with the kids. A few of these have already gone to new homes 😃

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