There are some things that I make that I get pretty giddy to share and these Twinkies Minions for Valentine’s Treats is one of them. In fact I got so giddy about the idea that I text my dear friend Meghan (who’s basically my craft consultant) and asked her what she thought. She was wowed and that made me even giddier!
Last year Twinkies launched the Sweetest Comeback in History and timed it perfectly with the release of Despicable Me 2 (not to be confused with the way my kids say it…Despicablememe 2…tricky ain’t it for kids?!) I’m not sure who approached who first but it was a stroke of genius marketing for both parties (!) and all of a sudden the internet (aka Pinterest) lit up with ideas of Twinkies Minions and cupcakes and all kinds of spin offs using Twinkies.
As Valentine’s Day approaches I was looking around for Valentine’s Treats for kids to take. Although I already have 12 Treats here I wanted another and came upon this idea but I couldn’t think of a cute tag. Then we were out at a party and my cousin’s daughter was wearing a shirt that said, “You’re one in a minion!” and my idea was complete.
I like Valentine’s Treats that are inexpensive but a little different from the candy idea and these Twinkies Minions are that plus I made Mummy Deals_Minion Printable Tags which is a free printable tag you can use!
- Free printable tag
- Box of Twinkies
- Blue duct tape
- Strips of black paper or electrical tape
- Googly eyes
- Cut the duct tape to fit around the bottom. Before you attach measure how long you’ll need the straps. I went from the top of the large blue and under the black a little and taped down.
- Cut the paper or black tape to fit around the head at the top. Secure in place with tape.
- Glue or stick on eyes.
- Voila! Twinkies Minions for Valentine’s Day!