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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Minions playdough! if you love the Minions from Universal's Despicable Me, bring their gloriously wickedly ways to a table top of dough. Enjoy their  humour and inspire a whole new generation of devotees or indeed empower those fans already in awe!!

Create and count any number of Minion and name them traditionally: Bob, Carl, Dave, Jerry, John, Kevin, Mark, Phil, Stuart and Tim as a start. You may find a list like this causes your young sculptors to raise a question about gender, the answer is currently one that equality casts a disapproving frown at; Pierre Coffin on why there are no female Minions  
So maybe start your own clan of Minion girls chuckling and plotting their way through a series of crazy madcap adventures.

Despicable Me fan art - Minions playdough activities

Yellow playdough recipe or Play-Doh on

For flat 2d & 3d Minion making:

Grey buttons on
12mm wobbly eyes, black yarn or strips of black paper
Yellow matchsticks
Bottle tops (approx 40mm)
Scissors and printables

And for number games ..
Mini Minions to count!
Minion printables

Minions goggles printable

Minions playdough mat

Yellow Minions playdough mat

Purple evil Minions playdough mat

Outline Minions playdough mat

Minions dungarees pattern template

Minions playdough counting mat            
Minion goggles
Make a Minion playdough mat
Yellow Minion bodies to decorate
Purple Minion bodies to decorate
Design your own Minion
Minion dungarees printable  
Minions printable counting number line

Make your 2D flat and 3D Minion models by sculpting the dough on the laminated sheets and by rolling sausage shapes to stand up in bottle lids!

Making dungarees bases for the playdough models to sit in
To make the dungaree stands take a 40mm bottle lid and up turn it. Print and cut out the dungaree picture and then wrap it around the outer edge and sticky tape in place. Take each end of the dungaree straps and position them at the back, securing them with tape as well.  

Drop in the sausage of rolled playdough and decorate with stick arms and goggle eyes.  

Build 2d flat Minion designs on a laminated sheet using playdough,buttons, wobbly eyes, strips of black paper and dungarees. Cut to size.

Making 3d Minions from playdough
Making 3d Minions from playdough

Enjoy the language of minion by making up your own gibberish conversations or re-enact scenes from any of the movies - Despicable Me Minions movies on, use the smaller play figures to count with. Numbering them from 1 to how ever many ..  

Minions counting activity

Buy the Despicable Me & Minions movies on
Buy Minions roller toys on
Buy 12mm wobbly eyes on
Buy aged metal effect 20mm grey buttons on
Buy mini minion figures to count on
Buy mini minion figures to count on


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