Minion Clay Pot

This Minion clay pot craft is such a fun afternoon craft for the kids. You can prep it in advance for little ones or let the older kids do each step.

When the afternoons get too hot, this is a great inside summer craft for kids. It only needs a bit of paint and basic craft supplies.

Close up image of three minion clay pots made with paint, pipe cleaners, and Googly eyes on a concrete background for a kids movie night for minions or despicable me.

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Terra Cotta Pot Minions

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, the Minions are one of the best parts of the Despicable Me series. They’re funny, silly, and iconic with their adorable little overalls. Below, we’ll walk through each step of this fun summer craft idea and give some alternatives for younger vs older children.

If you don’t have any clay pots on hand, head to your local dollar store. They are small (3.25 inches) and easy for little hands to hold. You can even do the mini pots that come in sets of three.

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How to Make This Minion Craft Idea

Keep this page open and craft along with each step, letting the kids (or you) use the images below as a guide. If you prefer a printable version of this terra cotta pot Minion, scroll down and press the Print button.

First, remove any labels and paint the clay pot yellow, leaving the band free. This might need two coats if you don’t prime the pot with a sealant or white craft paint.

Next, paint the band of the pot blue and set aside to dry. While it’s drying, paint the bottle caps with silver paint for the goggles.

Crafter showing to paint the terra cotta Minion planter upside down with yellow and blue paint.

Turn the pot upside down (large end on the table) and press cut pipe cleaner into the drainage hole to act as the Minion hair. You’ll need to hot glue these in place on the inside or let the younger ones tape them in (duct tape is recommended).

Paint a small band in the upper 1/3 of the yellow portion of the pot to act as the google band.

Crafter showing to cut pipe cleaners and put them inside the hole of the clay pot for Minion hair.

Glue (or use sticky-backed hook and loop closure) the eyes into the painted bottle caps and then glue (or stick) them onto the band on the clay pot.

Use the marker to draw on mouths or any other additions like eyebrows to give the Minion planter some personality.

Crafter showing to add on Googly eyes and marker details to the terra cot pot minions.

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Minion Clay Pot Craft

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This fun Minion Clay Pot Craft is a great way to make a fun DIY minion decoration using dollar store supplies. Make these Minions small or large and see the notes to make adjustments for size or ages.

Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • Clay Pots – 2.5” to 3.25"
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Yellow, Blue, Black, Metallic Silver
  • Googley Eyes
  • Black Chenille Stems
  • Water Bottle Caps


  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Permanent Black Marker


  1. Remove any labels or price tags. Paint the top of the pots with yellow paint and let it dry. Apply another coat of paint if needed.
  2. Add blue craft paint to the rim of the pots and let dry. Add another coat of paint if it needs it.
  3. Paint the water bottle caps with silver paint. Let dry and add another coat, if needed.
  4. Paint a black band about 1" down from the top of the pot using a small, flat paintbrush. Let it dry and add another coat if needed.
  5. Cut the black stems into small sections and put them into the drain hole in the clay pot. Secure with glue or let little ones tape them to the inside. Style the hair.
  6. Put the wiggle eyes into the bottle caps and glue (or see notes below)
  7. Put the eyes onto the minion on the black band and glue.
  8. Attach one or two eyes to each Minion along the black band with a glue gun and glue sticks.
  9. Using a black marker, draw the mouth and make fun expressions. Add stitches to the rim to mimic overalls.


For very young children, adults might have to help with assembly. Additionally, sticky-back hook and loop closure can be used for the eyes.

Smaller pots are best for this craft to take advantage of the water bottle caps, however, you can use jar lids for larger terra cotta pots and follow the same steps.

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