April 18, 2011

Our eggs-traordinary reveal!!

When Despicable Me came out this past summer, we fell in love with the minions in the movie.

You can't help but adore those little yellow characters and their silly language.

Introducing our Easter egg minions...

If I would have had more time (and patience) we would have had a whole army of minions. The minions are constructed from a pair of Josie's outgrown jeans, googly eyes, black marker, blue ribbon, wooden hearts painted blue (for their feet), black & yellow pipe cleaners, and lots of hot glue. I can't tell you how often I had visions of dropping those very special eggs while using the hot glue gun.

While Emma and I were busy with the minions, Josie decorated her Easter eggs with special stickers. As you can imagine, the owl stickers are my favorite.

Have a lovely Monday.
The Easter countdown continues!!

PS. These two pictures were taken at 6:30am.

The snow is actually sticking...sigh.
Linking up with Tuesday to-do Party at Blackberry Vine
and Sugar Bee Crafts Take a Look Tuesday


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Both sets of eggs are absolutely adorable!!! my older daughter had a chance to see the film and loved it! I love watching, through your blog, Easter in your home.

PS and those Kai Lan lacing cards sound wonderful!

linnette from www.paperglitter.com said...

Adorable!!! Those minion eggs are so clever!! I love Josie's eggs too. Ill be doing stickers eggs with my little one this year :)happy Easter to you and your family Kim :)

Amy said...

So cute! You always have such fun things planned for your girls to do ! You have 2 lucky little girls!

DearHelenHartman said...

You aren't creating a minion army? Those are adorable and so fun. The stickers are sweet too. All grown up kids here and no egg dying so enjoying yours all the more.

Jodi said...

i love the eggs - so fun!!! i'll miss eggs this year but hope my kids forgive me - i think they will :)

sorry bout the snow!!!! ugh!!!

Cindy said...

My friend Diane and her daughter made minons this weekend, too. When J.J. saw what they did, he has put in his order for these. Once I show him your post, it will certainly be sealed for our Saturday egg decorating fest...especially since his cousins will be coming for Easter dinner.

I have almost finished my peat pot baskets...I have to do things in stages when I craft! I am pleased with the way they are turning out.

Have a great Monday!
PS...What a great basket swap! You received some lovely things.

Heather said...

More snow? You poor thing! The eggs are great! We haven't seen Despicable Mean, but those minions look awfully cute!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh my word! I love them, I love you, you totally made my day with these!! hahahaha

lisbonlioness said...

Michelle said it all, I have nothing to add. Maybe one more I LOVE THEM!!!

My Vintage Mending said...

Ack...I messed up reader last night and I have been waiting all day for this...love it. One of my favorite things to do with photos is to see the characters that were popular. This is perfect. I wondered what was up with the yellow. I need to go fix my reader now....Renee

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How cute these little guys are! Adorable. Sorry about the snow, maybe it will move on quickly.

VintageBettys said...

We saw this movie! What a great idea, they are adorable!

Jodee said...

Those turned out sooo cute! I love Josie's eggs too!

I can't believe you have snow and that it is sticking around too. UGH! Hang in there!

vivian said...

Love the little minions! how cute they are! I bought 3 dozen eggs and some egg dye, but I'm not sure when they will get done, probably friday night. the girls will have to come over and help. I also have a couple other easter treats to make.. one you would like to do.. a friend of mine just made them.. look here.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelbugstudio/5627101951/in/contacts/
youre going to want to make these. I bought the stuff to make them today!
have a great week!

Kim said...

WOW.. that is very cute..
But you are sooo talented ... I wouldn't expect anything less..

Life in Rehab said...

I.Love.These. They're so ingenious! Emma, you are quite the artiste!