Leaves, Pumpkins, and...Minions.

10:03 PM

This is the first project that I have kept track, step by step, in accomplishing my minions.
I created the minion project because I came across the Michael's Spooky Craft-O-Ween contest and the idea of connecting pumpkins and minions seemed fun. I originally intended to do one, but ended up doing three.



The minions are Tim, Mark, and Phil (from the scene "papoy" in Despicable Me)





Working on Tim
Now the challenge for this project was: how to get the minions to stand on "circular" feet. Unlike my previous project with Captain America and Sailor Venus, I wanted the minions to stand what appears to be two legs (not cut outs, not sticks stuck on the minions, but legs made from the folded pieces of paper).
Dislike: pieces were very small
Success! 
Eyes! 

First minion, Tim, complete! 
My makeshift photo shoot 
Silly Phil 
Playful Mark
Happy Tim

Despicable Me's minions: Tim, Mark, and Phil are happy for the fall season. They looked forward all year for the colorful fall leaves, warm apple cider, sweatshirt weather, and most importantly, the pumpkins. They celebrated the season at a very small pumpkin patch. Phil loved the pumpkins too much and decided to eat a whole pumpkin. Unfortunately, this led to a very orange minion. Upon seeing this very orange minion, Tim and Mark laugh at poor Phil's predicament.  

Credits also goes to Universal Pictures. I obviously did not make up these minions. 

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27 comments

  1. sabrina you are seriously awesome. :)

    this is jojo btw...

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  2. I love this one!!!!! Someday I'm going to do something like this.

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  3. if you don't mind me asking, what is the base for happy tim?
    and by the way great work on the minions they are truly amazing and you are very talented.

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  4. Could you please give us the numbers of triangles for the base for Tim?

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    1. it was between 30-35 (i believe the exact number was 30)

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    2. On this photo I counted 34.
      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f3fknrEp7ww/TqX_1_g73BI/AAAAAAAAAC8/87yrgLo55C8/s1600/DSC03690.JPG

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    3. as i said earlier, it's between 30-35
      i don't count as i'm making the models, i remember aiming for the number 30 but i may have gone over a little
      therefore, you may be correct that it's 34

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  5. could you please give me the diagram?

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    1. i'm sorry i don't have a diagram
      the best i can give you is what i have shown in this post
      all the models i made was based off trial and error
      if you have a specific question, i can try to answer as best as i can

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    2. Is there the same number of modules in every layer? I mean, if the base was 30, in all other layers were 30 modules too?

      Thanks, they are awesome!

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    3. Yes, it's 30 pieces in all layers

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  6. This is so adorable!!! About how many sheets of yellow and blue do you need to make Tim?

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    1. Thank you! :)
      I actually don't know how many sheets I used for Tim (sorry!)
      I made him a long time ago and I don't have the model anymore
      The only information I can give is the number of pieces I used for the base (in above posts)
      I usually just cut and fold as I go

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  7. hi sabrina, amazing work you got here :) may i ask, what material did you use for the arms, hands, and eyes? :D

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    1. thank you! :)
      for all of my models, i use regular computer paper from Walmart or Michael's. these usually have standard colors like red, blue, green, yellow, orange, and purple. they also have pastel colors.
      for my special colors such as black, brown, gray, and if i am looking for a specific hue, i usually shop at paper source (http://www.paper-source.com). they have a great selection! buy the type of paper that says "text"
      in stores i know they sell "text" and "cover."

      hope this helps!

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    2. your minion mark is just so adorable! i can't help looking always at your work :p wow thanks now i know where to get the gray ones :) what do you call that thick black material for the iris of the minion? did you also use those for the arms and hands?

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    3. the black is just black foam that i got from michael's
      one sheet (i think it was 8.5"x11") was enough to make all the parts

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  9. Hello!I am planning to make one of these for my friend! Can I ask what size paper you used for each triangle? Is it 1/32 of an A4? Thanks! I think you're really talented!

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    1. hello :)
      I used 2.75" x 1.5"
      I cut from a letter size paper (8.5" x 11")

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  10. I have bunches of questions about how you did this as I would like to try to recreate one with my eight year old who is now painting her pumpkin as a minion. She went wild when she saw these. The last post was quite helpful. As I was wondering how big were the pieces of paper that you used. I have no clue how you fold the paper to make them interlock. Could you please answer these few questions and hopefully I can figure out the rest! Thank you very much!

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    1. each piece was folded from a 2.75" x 1.5" piece of paper
      i cut each of these from a standard letter size paper
      here's a picture tutorial as to how to fold the individual pieces: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Cc1T_5ULv5k/TjOjctUwaLI/AAAAAAAADiE/P5NSZulMN8g/s1600/chinese_triangles.jpg

      and then to interlock them, check out this post: http://anirbas-art.blogspot.com/2013/08/president-vanellope-von-schweetz.html
      in the third picture it shows how the pieces interlock
      hope this makes sense, if not, i'll try my best to explain it better :)

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  11. very simple but full with creativity and very awesome....thumb up

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  12. Hi I love these! I was just wondering if the pieces for the grey round the eyes were half size to the rest or the same size? Couldn't quite work it out from the picture. Thanks.

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    1. yes, the pieces for the gray rim is smaller
      it's about half the size of the standard I use

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    2. Thanks :) thought it would be but couldn't quite tell.

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