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Minions Coin Bank Tutorial

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How cute is this Minions inspired coin bank? I made this craft for my grandson out of the 64 oz. Mott’s apple juice bottle with limited time only Minions packaging.

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All I used was:

  • 64 oz. Mott’s apple juice bottle
  • yellow spray paint 
  • blue craft paint
  • electrical tape
  • permanent markers (black, gray, brown & yellow)
  • cardboard
  • toilet paper roll

I found the 64 oz. Mott’s with the Minions packaging at Food Lion which are available in all Food Lion stores through July 31st, 2015. Not only can you make this uber cute Minions Coin Bank, but you can get a FREE 6-pack of Mott’s Applesauce when you buy any (2) two Mott’s 64oz or 6-pack Juice products.

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You can also find the Limited Time Only Minions packaging on the Tropical BA-NA-NA applesauce, 6pk cups and Tropical BA-NA-NA 6pk. and singles juice drink. 

Once we drank the apple juice, I washed the bottle and removed the labels.

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If you have a hard time with the label adhesive, add some dish soap to a wet cloth and wipe the area until the glue loosens.

Using yellow spray paint, I gave the bottle two coats of paint and let it dry for ten minutes between coats.

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Next, I painted on the blue overalls using the images on the Mott’s bottle as my guide. 

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While the overalls dried, I used an old toilet paper roll to create the Minions goggles out for cardboard. I used white cardboard for the eyes since I needed white for the whites of the eyes. 

After tracing the toilet paper roll, I free handed two smaller circle inside of the first circles to create rims for the goggles.

I colored the rims gray using a permanent marker.

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      Next, I use a yellow marker to create eyelids. I then use a black and a brown marker for the eyeballs. 

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      By that time, the painted bottle was dry and I used a strip of electrical tape around the area where I would place the eyes. 

      I then created a coin slot in the back of the bottle using a razor blade and attached the eyes with hot glue. 

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      After that, I went in and added some details to my Minions overalls and a smile.

      Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
      Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
      Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.


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      25 thoughts on “Minions Coin Bank Tutorial

      1. I love how this turned out! My youngest is a huge Minion fan and I know he would love one of these. I had better stock up on supplies and get started. 🙂 #client

      2. That is the cutest DIY coin bank ever! My son has a coin bank but it's not at all as creative as this one. Love it!

      3. I sent your link to a friend – she LOVES the Minions. This would be perfect for her to save her change for BINGO money!

      4. I have never seen the movies with the Minions but I think they are adorable – and what a cute project.

      5. This is just the cutest bank! So easy to make and inexpensive- i love it!

      6. Oh my goodness, how super-fun. This would be a great craft idea to do with the kids. My Little Man would love it

      7. That minion is so cute! He looks just like the cartoon ones! What a fun way to use the juice container!

      8. Super and creative job on this. What a fun craft and great way to reuse plastic

      9. Love how you re-cycled your juice container and made something that adorable!!
        I would love to hear how much they can stash in that coin bank.
        At least you just have to unscrew the top to get the coins out. Always hated the ceramic ones you had to smash. Such a waste!

      10. You are super creative. What a great recycling project. My kids would love to make this. I am adding this project to our Summer Bucket List and that way I can teach them some saving tips along the way!!

      11. How cute is that! My boys would get a kick out of this – great way to recycle! Love it!

      12. Totes adorbs! I love this – and what a great craft to do with a primary class or a summer school group!

      13. Wow, I'm certain we have one of those empty juice containers lying around. This is a really great craft/gift!

      14. Minions are family favorite characters! I love this "piggy bank" and think I could even pull off putting one together for my daughter. She'd love it!

      15. O I just love it! My toddler is a HUGE minion fan, if she saw this she would just go crazy!

      16. Love it! The Minions are awesome and this is a wonderful Summer craft to do with the kids!

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