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Felt Minion Craft: Pencil Toppers

These Minions pencil toppers are an easy felt craft project perfect for kids! If you love the funny characters from the Despicable Me movies then you will enjoy this free sewing pattern!

felt minion crafts on top of pencils

With this minion craft template, you can make cute pen toppers which also work well as finger puppets.

yellow and blue minion felt toys

If you are traveling to Universal Studios, make a few of these Minion pencil toppers to bring along and use on your character autograph pens!

How to Make Felt Minion Pencil Toppers



Step 1

Download, print and cut out the free Minion pattern.

Trace the patterns on the felt, then cut out.

felt minion template cut outs

While we used a brown base, you could easily use two yellow body bases instead.

Step 2

Place the grey strip across the yellow base horizontally, towards the top.

Lay the small black circle on the medium white circle and then place the medium circle on the big grey circle.

felt minion craft pieces

Step 3

Place the 3 small circles together (on top of each other) and lay them in the middle of the grey strip.

Thread a needle with either black or white thread. On one Minion we used white and one we used black thread.

Knot the thread and draw it through the felt pieces from the back of the body base. Secure all of the eye pieces and the strip to the yellow body base with a stitch or two.

yellow minion cut out

Step 4

Use black thread to stitch a smiley face below the eye, as seen in the photo below. 

If you used black thread to stitch the eye, then you can use the same thread for the smile.

If you used white thread for the eye, start a new piece of thread for the smile.

yellow minion template cut out

Once done, knot the the thread in the back and cut off the excess.

Step 5 

Place the blue square cutout on the yellow base. Match the edges along the bottom. 

felt minion toy

Then place the yellow front minion template on top of the brown base.

felt craft

Step 6

Thread your needle with yellow thread. Knot the end.

Holding the pieces together, insert your needle from the back side of the yellow felt so that you can hide the knot in between the layers. Then use a simple stitch to sew around the Minion template, being sure not to sew the bottom straight edge.

We used a simple flat blanket stitch. 

stitching a felt minion together

Tie a knot or two and then cut off the extra thread. 

needle and thread next to felt minion

Like this craft? Be sure to Pin It to save for later and to share with others!

felt minion craft tutorial

If you like pencil toppers, see our other free patterns next:

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