Like most children in 2015 my little boy is obsessed with Minions and so has been asking for a Minions birthday party for months. In an attempt to save money and try to make things a bit more personalised I decided to have a go at making my own Minions party invitations using a potato!
What I used to make the Minions party invites:
- One baking potato
- A pack of A5 cards and envelopes from Hobby Craft
- Yellow, blue and black paint
- Wiggle eyes
- A black fine tip felt pen
- An orange fine tip felt pen
To make the invite I cut the potato in half and carved the outline of a Minion using a pic on my phone as a guide. I sliced away all the potato from around the edge of the Minion making the Minion stick out from the potato by about 5cm. I then cut all of the potato that wasn’t part of the dungarees or glasses away leaving these parts raised about 2cm above the rest of the Minion.
Once I was happy with the potato Minion I painted it and stamped it onto the front of one of the A5 cards. Some areas didn’t make contact with the card as I had cut away too much potato so i simply painted these in. Once I was happy and the paint had dried I used a black fine tip felt pen to draw on the mouth and the badge on the dungarees. Finally I added the wiggle eyes and the word Bellow using the orange fine tip felt pen.
I don’t think they look to bad and my son loved them. They’re certainly a cheaper and more personal way of making party invites anyway and they were really easy to do.