Minion Goggles

Originally, I did have a pin for this one. However, my friend Jenna and I completely altered this to suit our own needs so there is no longer an original reference to this craft!

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My friend Jenna asked if I would help her make minion goggles for her daughter’s dance recital. They are dressing as minions for their number and for whatever reason, they didn’t buy the goggles with the costumes. We kicked around several ideas before settling on this one.
We started off with canning lids as the lenses. We tried hot gluing them together, but it didn’t adhere very well to the metal lid.

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I ended up taking a piece of the elastic she had purchased for the bands and used my über basic sewing skills to attach the two lenses, for the double eyed minions anyway.
Figure out the length you need to go around your head, or your child’s head, and give yourself maybe an extra inch to sew.

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Attach the elastic to your lenses, like so.

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We enlisted Tony to draw the eyes, going googly, as he’s the least likely to screw them up.
We also tested a few different methods of attaching the eyes in the lens before settling on a caulking like method.

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Using the insert to the lid to hold the eye in place, I used my hot glue gun to lay a layer of glue around the edge and held it tightly together for a few seconds while it set.
The girls are using the goggles as headbands, that’s why we have eyes in ours.

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This is a pretty weird look, yes?

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Here is a sample of our googly eyed goggles.
Like I said, I will be adding a picture of the girls in costume with the goggles and hopefully they don’t look as weird as we do!
Happy crafting all!

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One thought on “Minion Goggles

  1. Reblogged this on Salamon's Salamanders and commented:
    Madison’s dance recital is coming up in three weeks! Her beginning Jazz class is Dancing to the song “Happy” from despicable Me 2 movie. They are minions and the cutest minions I’ve ever seen! For some reason her dance studio opted out of purchasing the goggles that came with their costume. At the time it didn’t bother me but when I posted pictures of Mad in her costume on picture day I was really sick of telling people that she was not a Mario Brother but a minion. I asked her dance instructor if I could make goggles and thankfully she said yes! Of course I enlisted my bestie Stevie to help with this seeing as she is a DIY extraordinaire!

    Hop on over to her site to see some of her adventures.z

    She got Mason Jar Lids from Wal-Mart and I went to Pat Catan’s to get elastic. I thought that hot glue would hold the lids together but boy was I wrong. Thank goodness Stevie thought quickly and she ended up sewing the elastic together and on the lids. Check out all the fun we had with this!!

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