Kids crafts tutorial

How to make Baymax from Kinder Egg shells

easy Kinder Egg Baymax - the gingerbread house

We are so excited about Big Hero 6. As a family we love to watch films and we loved Big Hero 6 on the big screen.

Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro and Baymax, set in the fictional city of Sanfransokyo (a mashup of San Francisco and Tokyo). The film is inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film tells the story of a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, Baymax (a personal healthcare robot) and a group of friends from nerd school who form a superhero team to combat a masked villain. 

We loved this film so much. It was really refreshing to watch something so different and my 4 year old was really interested to learn a little about robotics. We loved the character Baymax too, who wouldn’t want a superhero huggable robot as a friend?!

In honour of Baymax we thought we would create our own tribute from kinder eggs.  We have a plethora of plastic shells from kinder eggs so upcycled a few in this easy craft activity.

easy Kinder Egg Baymax - the gingerbread house

Materials needed to create Baymax from Kinder Egg shells:
plastic shells from kinder eggs
acrylic paint in a spray can
black and red Sharpie pens

How to make Baymax from Kinder Egg shells:

Spray your kinder egg shells with white acrylic paint. I used double-sided sticky tape to tape them onto a piece of cardboard, then gave them two coats of paint.

When they were dry I drew on Baymax’s distinctive eyes with a back Sharpie pen.

kinder egg baymax

On one of the kinder egg shells I drew on the eyes, then coloured round them with a red Sharpie pen to look like Baymax in his cool red armour.

kinder egg baymax from Big Hero 6

These were super simple to make but great fun. My children really adore Baymax and this has kept them occupied as I start saving to buy them a Baymax action figure. It’s also a great way to upcycle Kinder Egg shells.

easy Kinder Egg Baymax

Don’t forget to check out our Kinder Egg Minion tutorial here too. I wonder what else we can make with our Kinder Egg shells?


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    Clare Mansell
    February 2, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing Big Hero 6, but have to confess I haven’t seen what Baymax looks like yet, so I’ll have to take your word for it! Looks fun though.

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    February 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Great post. Loved your diy pics as well, looks like a great craft for kids.
    Jen x

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    February 3, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Aw these are so cool! My nieces would love it. Still need to go see the movie!!

    meimei xx

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      February 3, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      It’s really good, we loved it!

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    Lilinha Espindula
    February 3, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Such a lovely idea to use up kinder egg shells – not that we need an excuse to eat them! lol x

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      February 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      We also have plenty of them 🙂

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    Karen Bell
    February 4, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Great idea, I don’t know that film, but children always love bringing stories to life and characters they can play with.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

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    February 4, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    This is so cute. We love Big Hero 6 too!

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    February 8, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Brilliant 😉

    Thanks for linking up with this week’s parenting pin it party x x x

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    February 11, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Oh that is so cool – we loved that film

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