Family Movie Night: Minions and Despicable Me
The Minions are coming! The Minions are coming! Even grown-ups find it hard to resist those adorable yellow creatures. If your child has been noticing them everywhere, get ready for the new Minions movie with a viewing of the flick that introduced the world to the yellow army: Despicable Me.
There are plenty of ways to make the evening about more than just viewing the movie — do it by adding in Minon-themed activities and snacks.
Minion cupcakes made from Twinkies enjoyed a popularity surge after Despicable Me was introduced. And currently, they are enjoying a well-deserved resurgence with the release of Despicable Me 2.
Did you know that Minions are powered by bananas? Check out these free printables and power your little ones with bananas as well.
For drinks, make a bubbly treat in a beaker and toy test tubes. Mix Sprite and popsicles or anything your child likes to create something reminiscent of an evil scientist's lair.
Minions love games! For fun games that also develop fine motor skills, check out Despicable Me Operation or this cute Play-Doh Makin' Mayhem Set Featuring Despicable Me Minions.
Check out this simple make-a-Minion craft from Fab Everyday. Only toilet paper rolls, construction paper, a black marker, and googly eyes are needed.
Minions love yellow and blue, and that means decorations are easy. Simply hang up blue and yellow streamers or balloons to make your home one that the Minions would be comfortable visiting.
For a bit more fun, print out these free Minion goggles and mouths and glue them onto yellow balloons.
Go bowling … Minion-style. Check out these printable goggles that fit on 2-liter bottles to make adorable Minon bowling pins. This mom used spray paint to decorate her bowling pins, but if you are pressed for time or not feeling all that crafty, yellow and blue construction paper will work just fine. Use a ball you already have to knock down the pins.
What to wear for your at-home viewing? Keep it simple. Thrown on a yellow t-shirt and jeans or overalls if you have them and call it a day!
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