How to Make Minion Goggles

Do your kids want to make Minion goggles from the blockbuster film Despicable Me? Despicable Me is a computer generated family film that is extremely popular with children. You can be parent of the year showing your children how easy it is to look just like a minion.

If you are searching for fun activities that are budget friendly, making your own Despicable Me themed goggles is a great idea. The cost of the materials in making these goggles is less than $20, especially if you have some of the items already in your home. Here is a guide showing how to make minion goggles in a few easy steps.

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How to Make Minion Goggles Yourself

Supplies Needed for Goggles
  • White plastic cups
  • Black head bands
  • Silver and black permanent markers
  • A pair of scissors
  • Fabric pins

Steps For Goggle Construction

Warning for parents: All steps of construction directions for the goggles should be completed with an adult supervising any children due to the use of sharp objects, like scissors and fabric pins.

  1. The first step in construction of your Despicable Me eyewear is to cut the bottom 1/4 of the cups with the scissors. You will use these bottom parts of these cups to make the eyes and the outside of the goggles.

  2. The second step is coloring the bottoms of the cups with a silver marker to look like the metal in the Despicable Me glasses. Leave the inside of the cup white for the eyes.

  3. The third step is to color a large black circle on the inside of the cup with a permanent marker to look like a minion’s eye. You can even add color to the black pupils to make the goggles unique for each child. Some of the goggles could have blue, green or purple eyes on them. Additionally, some of the minions in Despicable Me have two eyes, while others only have one.

  4. The fourth step is to push a pin through the eyes into the black hair band. Then you may want take your black permanent marker, and color the end of the pen to match the pupil.

  5. The last step is to fasten the pins in the back of the goggle to ensure the cups do not fall off of the head band.

Now, you should have a collection of Despicable Me goggles for your children and maybe some of their friends.

How-to Videos

These how-to videos can inspire you to make your minion goggles the way you want. In the first video you can see how to make your own minion goggles if you wear glasses. In that video they use a glue gun instead of fabric pins. In the second video the beautiful young lady explains how to make a diy despicable me minion costume and in step 3 (5:13) explains the goggles. These goggles look really cool and are also easy to make!


Complete the Look with a Despicable Me Minion Costume

Once you have your Despicable Me inspired glasses, you may want to make the entire outfit from the movie. You can find a simple yellow shirt and add the Minion Gru Logo through a fabric transfer. The logo should be easy to find with a Google search, and you should be able to print the image to transfer paper.

Next, you should add blue overalls, or if you do not have access to those, you can use black pants and suspenders. Last of all, complete the outfit with dark gloves, and you will have a budget friendly Despicable Me costume, complete with those infamous goggles.