So I have a friend who is obsessed with Minions so I have been busy making them for her. Some of you may have already seen these on instagram but I did take a few pictures of the process for anyone interested!
So this is how I made Moody Minion.
The armature. Basically flower wire twisted and bent into a minion skeleton.
Next I covered it with pipe cleaners to give the wool something to felt to.
I started with the arms and legs. Black first, then yellow for the arms and blue for the legs.
Then I started building up the body with core wool. I only lightly felted this so that it wouldn't be too hard when I felted the yellow.
Then I added yellow.
I added more yellow to make him look more like a minion and less banana man! Plus I added blue to make his trousers - using a tiny amount of black for the buttons.
Then I forgot to take more pictures - d'oh! But I made his eye first using white, then brown, a little bit of black and a teeny fleck of white for the light spot. Then I added the eyelids - using these to help secure the eye to his face. I added the grey goggle and the black band, his mouth and finished with his hair.
And that's it. Moody minion!