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We are excited for the holidays! How about you?  There are two things that are very popular at our home, Minions and handmade gifts.  Things are getting really good, Despicable Me 3 Special Edition is now available on Blu-ray & DVD and we have the cutest Minion handmade gift idea.  Don’t miss the fun Minion party ideas with loads of free Minion printables. If you need a Minion cake these are show stoppers.Despicable 3Have you seen Despicable Me 3 yet?   The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarming comedy. Illumination, the studio that brought you Sing, The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, continues the adventures of Gru and his family in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt, the latest evil mastermind to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother — a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps — the former super-villain rediscovers just how good it feels to be bad. Now you can watch it any time!


Grab your copy of Decspicable Me 3 now available in stores and a few supplies to make a Minion hand warmer and you are on your way for a fabulous gift!

Minion Hand Warmer Supplies

  • craft felt (or fleece) in yellow, black and white
  • gray thread
  • sewing machine (no worries if you don’t sew, use tacky glue)
  • rice
  • funnel
  • Minion Template

minion handwarmer supplies

How to make a Minion hand warmer

Download and print template on regular copy paper.  Cut out the pieces and use them as a guide to cut the felt.


  • 1 large white round circle
  • 2 black rectangles
  • 3 pieces of black hair (these can be free handed)
  • 1 black mouth
  • 1 small black circle
  • 2 yellow body piece

minion cutting instructions

Using the template as a placement guide, sew the black rectangles and mouth to one yellow body piece. Sew the small black circle to the center of the white circle. No worries if you don’t sew. Tacky glue for fabric will work great for this project! Be sure to allow glue to dry before moving to the next step.

sewing minion handwarmer

Sew the white circle between the black rectangles.  Use a ziz zag stitch with width about 4.5 and length .05-1.

how to sew minion handwarmer

Sew the two body pieces together sewing in the hair at the top and leaving an opening at the body.

Minion DIY Handwarmer

Fill the minion with about 1/2 cup rice. Stitch opening closed.

filling minion handwarmer

A darling Minion hand warmer.  Place in microwave for about 45 seconds (do not overheat) and you will have toasty hands!


Get Despicable Me 3 Special Edition at Target. The retail exclusive only features an all-new mini-movie, but so much more including 20 mins of additional content, collectible cards featuring your favorite Despicable Me characters, and fun Minion temporary tattoos!

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  1. SUPER CUTE! I hope you join us at Reader Tip Tuesday (the party is open & growing all week long…

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