How to Make Polymer Clay Minion Charms

by Emily Scheiderich


  • Yellow, Blue, Black, White, Brown Polymer Clay
  • Sharp Blade
  • Dotting Tool
  • Polymer Clay Glaze
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather bits of yellow blue black white and brown clay, and make a little grey as well.

    Step 2

    Have any tools you find useful on hand. I chose 2 dotting tools of different sizes, an exacto knife, sculpey brand clay glaze and bronze eyepins.

    Step 3

    Take some yellow clay and make a small bean shape for the body. Press it down slightly to flatten the bottom and make it stand on it's own.

    Step 4

    Put that aside and take out some blue clay.

    Step 5

    Roll the blue clay out as thin as you can.

    Step 6

    Cut a strip and put the scraps aside- you'll need them later!

    Step 7

    Wrap the blue strip around just the very bottom of the yellow body, and pinch the excess together at the bottom.

    Step 8

    Smooth and flatten the bottom.

    Step 9

    Roll out more blue...

    Step 10

    Cut 2 small squares.

    Step 11

    Place them on opposite sides of the body, overlapping the blue that is already there.

    Step 12

    Smooth the blue parts together.

    Step 13

    Roll out even more blue, (last time!) again as thin as possible.

    Step 14

    Cut 2 thin strips.

    Step 15

    Place them on the body overlapping the blue squares slightly, at a curve to connect the front an back like straps.

    Step 16

    Smooth the parts together and use your tools to detail the new overalls you've made. I attempted a pocket in the front but its hard to see.

    Step 17

    Make 2 blue balls.

    Step 18

    Smoosh them together and flatten slightly.

    Step 19

    Make 2 black triangles.

    Step 20

    Press down half of them to make shoes.

    Step 21

    Put them under the blue & press them together.

    Step 22

    Put the body on top and press again.

    Step 23

    Make a ball of grey.

    Step 24

    Push through it with a ball tool.

    Step 25

    Widen the hole until it's goggle sized.

    Step 26

    Take some white...

    Step 27

    Flatten it down inside the grey ring.

    Step 28

    Take a tiny bit of brown and even smaller bit of black.

    Step 29

    Flatten them both, put the black on top of the brown.

    Step 30

    Place on the white and push just enough to make it stay, make sure not to distort the shape or mix with the white.

    Step 31

    Make lines on the goggle and press it to the body wherever you find fit.

    Step 32

    Roll out some black & cut a strip.

    Step 33

    Wrap it around & cut off the excess to make the strap for the goggle.

    Step 34

    Get some more yellow...

    Step 35

    Roll out a thin strip.

    Step 36

    Cut it in half.

    Step 37

    Get some black...

    Step 38

    Create gloves & stick them with the arms onto the side of the body under the blue straps.

    Step 39

    Make an indent for the mouth- I used my fingernail but you could use other tools.

    Step 40

    Add an eyepin and bake, make sure to follow the instructions given on the packaging.

    Step 41

    (Mine burnt at the top, oops!)

    Step 42

    Last, use a satin glaze on everything except the goggle. Use gloss there and fill the goggle completely to give the glass illusion. Once it dries it'll be clear. Voila, you have a minion!