This post is sponsored by Bounty the #QuickerPickerUpper in celebration of the release of Despicable Me 3. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summer is in full swing. Hopefully yours hasn’t been as soggy as ours. Afternoon thunderstorms are the norm here in Florida but the torrential downpours all day every day for weeks is wearing on me. We’ve visited the library several times in the last couple of weeks. Even with the daily reading breaking up the screen time, my minions have been acting like…well, minions. They chatter, bicker, and periodically bonk each other on the head!
The other day, I knew I had to pull out the big guns and entertain them for a little while so their Daddy could get work done. Having both the Hubs and I working from home works a little better during the school year than it has this summer. I think we are both ready for August.
I fell back to an old favorite, homemade window clings. My two minions are pros at making windows clings by now and they love them. My original thought was to celebrate the new Despicable Me 3 movie, in theaters now, by printing coloring pages to use for the clings.
And the printer was out of ink! #wompwomp
I wasn’t desperate enough to brave the flood outside and run out for ink. But in the end I didn’t have to! The new Despicable Me 3 prints are available on Bounty paper towels and napkins for a limited time! Who needs coloring pages when you can use Bounty as both your craft template and your clean up?!
This craft turned out fun and frugal.
DIY Despicable Me 3 Inspired Window Decals
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- Despicable Me 3 Printed Bounty Paper Towels or Napkins
- Gallon Size Zip top bags
- Clear Glue* optional
- Assorted Puffy Paints (We used black, blue, yellow, pink, and brown.)
Place your Bounty paper towel or napkin inside the plastic bag.
For extra stability I smeared clear glue over the Minion image. I wanted to have a thicker “under layer” to make peeling the cling off of the plastic easier.
Let the clear glue dry or just layer the puffy paint over it. Either way works!
Color over the image with your puffy paints. Make sure to paint onto the plastic fairly thick. As it dries, go back and fill in any holes.
The best part is when the kids are done painting, they simply need to open the bag and slide the paper towel out. Wet it and it quickly wipes up any smears of paint on the table (and their hands and arms.)
When completely dried, which may take over 8 hours, gently peel off the dried window cling. Let the kids decorate their windows or the mirrors with it! They’ll have a great time!
We’re so excited about the new movie. We love those little banana tootin’ Minions! Make sure you share this easy craft and grab some Bounty and puffy paints next time you head to the store.
Have you seen Despicable Me 3 yet? It’s rated PG and in theaters now. We love all three Despicable Me movies!