These Recycled Minion Planters are such a fun recycling project for kids. This recycled project uses materials that you probably already have around your home and it is super cute when it is done. With the weather cooling down, this is the perfect option for an indoor herb garden. My kids love to grow plants from seeds. It’s so exciting for them to see their plants grow bit by bit and they are always so proud when they are successful.
My kids are huge Minions fans. They can’t get enough of the movies so these recycled Minion Planters were a huge hit. We always have fun growing plants. My kitchen is filled with plants of all shapes and sizes so my kids love having plants of their own that they can be responsible for.
Not only are these Recycled Minion planters so much fun, but they are also a super affordable way to pot your plants.
Teaching kids to make these Recycled Minion planters is a great activity to do after school or as part of a sustainability lesson plan. I love these planted with succulents (and you can get a great deal on bulk succulents here) because you can get so many different looks that fit in perfectly with the Minion planters.
I’m a big fan of encouraging kids to garden, whether that is outside in the yard like with this salsa garden or by caring for their own indoor plants. I think it is so good for kids to watch as their plant grows and know that they had a hand in it. With so many of the things kids do today giving instant gratification, gardening in any form is a great chance for kids to slow down and really take in the world around them.
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These would make great DIY gifts for kids to make during the holiday season too. If you have any gardeners in your family, you could really customize these planters any way you’d like.
DIY Minion Planter Supplies
- Plastic soda bottle
- Colored craft paper
- Acrylic paint
DIY Minion Planter Instructions
Determine the height you want for the minion planters and cut the plastic bottle to that height (measuring from the bottom side). Paint the outer surface of the cutout bottle with white acrylic paint. Allow the white paint coat to dry entirely.
Mark the area to paint with yellow acrylic paint and paint it yellow (the top side of the cutout bottle).
Paint the rest of the cutout plastic bottle using blue acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.
You can use paint to create the spectacles and eyes of the minions but I find it easier to use paper cut patterns. Cut out a strip and a round-shaped paper from grey colored craft paper. Cut out another round shape (a little smaller than the previous round shape) from a white paper and use a black sharpie to draw the eye on it.
Glue and wrap the grey stripe around the middle part of the yellow painted area of the bottle.
Glue the round grey paper on the middle of the strip and then glue the paper eye on the center of the grey round paper. Use a black sharpie to draw the mouth and hairs of the minion.
Add more details if you want to. Once the planter is complete, add soil mix and plant into it.