Despicable Me 2 Valentines from Makes and Takes

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

On Monday I shared with you our watercolor postcard Valentines that the kids are sending to their grandparents and great-grandma. But that certainly isn’t the only “Valentining” we’ve been doing around these parts.

Today I wanted to share with you a fun Valentine that my kids are going to give some of their friends and cousins:  these cute minion Valentines from the movie Despicable Me 2 designed by Marie of Makes and Takes.

My big kids loved the first movie and are getting excited for the sequel coming out this summer. The little yellow minions are their favorites, so I know these little Valentines will go over well.  Plus, this craft involves using the printer, cutting, and those sticky glue dots (some of my six year old Max’s favorite crafty things right now).

Photo by Makes and Takes

Despicable Me 2 Valentine printable from Makes and Takes

Photo by Makes and Takes

Our version

We chose some fun red and pink Valentine’s Day themed pencils for our minions to hold on our version of the Valentines.

We used sticky glue dots, as Marie of Makes and Takes suggests, to attach them to the cards after we printed them out on cardstock.



DM2_SKvalentines3I think they turned out pretty cute!

To grab your own minions for your kids to give to their Valentines, head over to Makes and Takes where you can download your Despicable Me 2 Valentine printable for free.  While you’re over at Makes and Takes, be sure to check out the super cute minion hat, too!


Ready for more Minion madness with Gru and the girls? Despicable Me 2 is coming to theaters Summer 2013! Visit the Official Website, like Despicable Me on Facebook and follow on Twitter #DespicableMe2

Disclosure:  I was compensated for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.  Thanks!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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