Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DIY Minion Cereal Bowl

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When I was a kid I remember racing down the stairs to be the first one in the kitchen. If you were the first one to open a new box of cereal, you got to be the one to dig for the prize. Since this was before cereal companies starting putting the toy outside of the actual bag of cereal, a lot of cereal dumping went on in my house. It got to the point where my mom would hide boxes of cereal until she could help us dump them because we wasted a lot of cereal.

Oh how I miss the toys in the boxes. I am so glad the toys are back in the form of Minions on select General Mills cereal boxes, because every kid needs to experience finding the prize in a box of cereal. Luckily, they put the toy in the box, but not in the bag of cereal, so they are really easy to find now!


If you are going to be rummaging through a cereal box to find a Minion toy, then you are going to need a Minion bowl to eat that cereal with! I don't know about your kids, but mine are obsessed with Minions. Minion was one of my baby's first words, and with good reason: those little yellow guys are awesome! The only thing better than finding a new Minion toy in the cereal is a Minion bowl to go with it.

This bowl is so easy to make and since it uses simple shapes, it is easy to make with or without a cutting machine.

You will need:

  • black permanent vinyl
  • white permanent vinyl
  • silver permanent vinyl 
  • a yellow bowl
Make sure you are using permanent vinyl as it will hold up much better over time and washing.



These are the measurements for a small child's bowl. You can adjust them for any bowl you want. 

You will need to cut a long black strip that is .5 inches tall and about 8 inches long. This isn't long enough to go all the way around. If you want yours to go all the way around, add on some inches. Cut a silver circle that has a 1.5 inch diameter, a white circle with a 1.25 inch diameter and a black circle with a .75 inch diameter.


For a project like this, that just has simple shapes, I don't even use transfer tape. Just weed off the excess vinyl and then peel your long black strip off the paper. Place it in the center of the bowl and wrap about, smoothing out bubbles as you go.


 Add your large silver circle to your black line, smoothing out as you go.


Add the white circle on top of the silver circle.


Add the black circle to the center of the white circle and smooth it out.


You now have the perfect bowl to enjoy your cereal and toys with. Make sure to hand wash the bowl, as vinyl typically isn't meant to withstand the high heat of the dishwasher.

My girls were so excited to find their Minions inside their boxes of cereal that I bought them each their own box. They couldn't wait to get them out to play with and they LOVE that they have strings on them. They have been wearing them as bracelets for days.


You can find the Minion toys in specially marked boxes of General Mills cereal at Walmart, including Trix, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Reese's Puffs, Cocoa Puffs and Golden Grahams. You can collect seven in all.


Both of my girls found the Vampire Minion in their boxes, and I know we will be buying more boxes to collect all 7. We love Minions!


Are you excited for The Minion Movie?
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21 comments:

affectioknit said...

What a sweet cute idea...I love the minions...

~Have a lovely day!

bxcrochet said...

What a genius idea! I am going to be making one for my daughter.

Jennifer Seigler said...

I used to love digging through the cereal boxes for the prizes and would only want the cereal that did have prizes in them. This looks like a very easy craft project that I think the boys would love to help me with.

Roxanne Ferber said...

Love it! Minion mania has hit our household...these will be a BIG hit!

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

What a genius idea! These would also be cute for a Minion themed birthday party!

Masshole Mommy said...

Way too cute! We love minions.

Deb Clem-Buckert said...

I am super excited for this movie. I love the minions. I was half-tempted to buy one from Build a Bear yesterday!

Jeanine said...

This is awesome! What a great idea and not hard at all so I could do this myself with my kiddos! This is so fun we love minions!

Michelle Thomas said...

LOVE this! My kids are obsessed with Minions, I'll have to find this asap!

Jeannette said...

Oh this is SO cute! I wish I was this creative to think stuff up like this! I am going to be doing this for the kiddos this weekend for a 4th of July party!

JaimeLovesStuff said...

This is adorable! I love it. We are Minion-freaks in our house!

kristi dominguez said...

These are SO fun! The kiddos would have a blast making them!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

This is such a cute craft, and easy too! Definitely a cute addition to the breakfast table.

Crystal said...

Eek! So cute! I know my littles would be so excited. Those minions make us smile.

Catherine C. said...

My son will surely love this , he is a minions-crazy , I would make this thank you for sharing

Stephanie Pass said...

What a super cute idea! I just love it, and I bet my kids would love it.

Denea Duran said...

I am a FAN of themes! I love the theme and the bowl! Clever!

Donna M said...

We love the minions - my daughter would go crazy for this bowl! And its so easy I could probably even do it (terrible at crafts) :)

Hodge Podge Moments said...

This is so cute. I saw a minion birthday party post the other day and this craft would have been perfect for it! Love it!

Jess rey said...

This is such a cute idea. It would make a cute addition to a minion themed birthday party.

Kristin and Megan said...

How cute and easy! I need to make this for my Minion obsessed kiddos!

 
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