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Minecraft crafts for kids

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Computer game-themed fun

Kids around the world are obsessed with the Minecraft video game, and crafts that bring the game to life are a sure hit for kids of all ages. From paper cube Minecraft crafts to Minecraft creeper T-shirts, explore these Minecraft crafts for kids that will have your youngsters calling you cool.

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Paper Minecraft cubes

Bring your youngster's love of Minecraft to life with these printable three-dimensional paper cube crafts for kids using these easy-to-make templates from pixelpapercraft.com.

Supplies:

  • Minecraft block template
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • White glue or tape

Directions:

  1. First, browse the extensive selection of Minecraft block templates and print your favorite onto standard printer paper or cardstock from your computer's printer. Or, you can create your very own Minecraft block and customize with the designs and colors you want your block to be.
  2. Then, use the scissors to help your kiddos cut out these 3-D Minecraft blocks and fold along the crease lines until they form a cube shape.
  3. Finally, fold the tabs into the cube shape and secure with glue or tape and your youngsters will be ready to bring their virtual world to life!

Tip:

This craft for kids can be tedious for younger children, so you may want to consider cutting out the templates and only leaving the folding and gluing to their little hands.

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Minecraft swords

When it comes to Minecraft crafts, no kid can resist this Minecraft sword by allfortheboys.com — just stand clear when the fun begins!

Supplies:

  • 2 copies of the Minecraft sword template
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Scissors, box cutter and/or X-ACTO knife
  • Foam board
  • Craft glue

Directions:

  1. Print out your sword template and have your youngsters use scissors to cut out the templates only in places where the 2 pieces will meet.
  2. Then, glue both templates onto the foam board, paying attention to the edges so that all the tips are secure.
  3. Cut out your sword using scissors, a box cutter or X-ACTO knife.
  4. Cut out the second copy of your sword template completely and adhere to the back side of your foam board sword.
  5. Finally, if you choose you can color the edges in with a black Sharpie and paint your Minecraft craft sword with a couple layers of Mod Podge to help it last a little longer!

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Minecraft Steve head

Help your child become a Minecraft hero with this DIY Steve head project created by Stevelange.net.

Supplies:

  • 11 x 11 x 11-inch box
  • Steve head template
  • Photo program that prints with page tiling
  • Printer
  • 11 x 17-inch printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Directions:

  1. Purchase a box from your local shipping store or home improvement store. Please note that although the box size is labeled 11 x 11 x 11-inch the actual box size is 11.5 x 12 x 11.5-inches and the PDFs are scaled to fit that size.
  2. Next, print out the Steve head template on your computer, using software that allows you to print with page tiling, such as Adobe Acrobat or Photoshop Elements.
  3. Finally, line up your pages on your box and trim and tape your printouts to create a Minecraft Steve head your kiddo can wear all year long!

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Minecraft sticker craft

Creating your own Minecraft world doesn't have to be restricted to the computer when you give your kids the chance to bring the virtual world to life with frugalfamilytimes.com's very own printable sticker templates.

Supplies:

  • 5161/8161 label sheets
  • Minecraft sticker templates (see directions)
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Blank paper or construction paper

Directions:

1. Print out these Minecraft sticker templates onto label sheets:

2. Cut lengths of same stickers into strips and leave out on the table.

3. Give your Minecraft-loving kids a blank sheet of paper or construction paper and watch their creativity take flight as they build their own block-shape world with the stickers!

Note:

Sheets of Avery #6503 full sticker sheets can be used in lieu of labels and cut manually if having printing trouble.

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Creeper T-shirts

These Minecraft Creeper T-shirts crafted by Pamela will have your Minecraft-loving kiddos exploding with excitement!

Supplies:

  • Creeper face template
  • Pre-washed T-shirt
  • Freezer paper (not wax paper)
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Safe cutting surface
  • Metal ruler
  • Fine-line permanent marker
  • Black fabric paint
  • Scrap freezer paper for paint and glue
  • Stencil brushes
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Pressing cloth

Directions:

  1. Print out your creeper face template and place it face up on a smooth surface.
  2. Put a sheet of freezer paper over it, dull side up, and trace your creeper face onto the freezer paper.
  3. Move it to a safe cutting surface and use the ruler to help keep lines straight as you carefully cut away the creeper's eyes and mouth. Discard the pieces.
  4. Lay your shirt on the ironing board and place a blank piece of freezer paper inside your shirt with the waxy side up to prevent the paint from seeping through to the other side of your shirt.
  5. Next, heat your iron to the appropriate setting for your T-shirt material without steam and place your stencil, waxy side down, on top of your T-shirt.
  6. Once your stencil is positioned where you want it on the shirt, begin ironing the stencil to adhere to the T-shirt, especially around the edges of the design.
  7. Then, put your black fabric paint on a scrap of freezer paper, dab your stencil brush into the paint and dab the paint up and down onto the shirt and stencil. Do not use too much paint or you risk your edges bleeding under your stencil.
  8. Allow your shirt to dry according to the paint manufacturer's instructions.
  9. Then, heat set your paint by placing your pressing cloth over the T-shirt, paint and stencil and heat with a hot iron.
  10. Remove the freezer paper from the inside and outside of the shirt carefully by peeling the stencil from the outer edges toward the center and your Minecraft creeper T-shirt is ready to wear!

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