Minecraft Crafts for Kids

Minecraft

Minecraft was first released in 2011 and since then has become one of the best selling video games of all time. Its aesthetic is instantly recognizable and the blocky voxels allow for some easy crafting adaptations for a wide range of skills. There are many blogs and Pinterest pages with crafts, many of which are too complicated for children. This collection of crafts use common materials with simple steps that children with a range of skills can complete.

 

Mosaic Magnets

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224910729/

 

Using just a simple print out and an adhesive magnetic sheet and a pair of scissors you can create a wide range of Minecraft creations (especially using the 8 bit designs listed below).

Steve and Creeper Heads

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/Ab38Xdz2aGo0CErUkDDrgjhq9Pr8mlg_2hkfaLQmscHyUky6C9AA8Ts/

These cross over into costume/dress-up too. The link provides directions for making Steve and Creeper heads out of cardboard boxes. The labor intensive part for the adult is going to be making the grid lines.

8 Bit/Perler Bead Patterns

 

These patterns are perfect to use with perler beads. Younger crafters can follow these designs and create their favorite characters.  These designs are not limited to beads, and can be used for a range of crafts for more experienced crafters.  Some additional crafts include: Friendship bracelets, quilt squares, knitting or crocheting.

 

Steve

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224910706/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224910703/

 

Torch

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842717/

 

Skeleton

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842707/

 

Zombie

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842701/

 

Diamond

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842711/

 

Stone Weapons

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AVDdgSN-t31aqkdLJLq9KT7gcR5QiS9XlkyCeNWjqjEfmbTZc8SGdas/

 

Diamond Sword

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842673/

Diamond Ax

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224913238/

 

Ender Dragon

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842670/

 

Assorted characters

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842588/

Armor and swords

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842721/

Friendship Bracelet

This design is longer and thin which is intended as a friendship bracelet, but could easily be used for other crafts.

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224921401/

 

Characters on canvas

For kids that like to paint and (mostly) can stay in the lines, this is a great painting activity. For younger kids an adult would need to paint the grid and indicate the color to use.  For older kids, they may still need assistance creating the grid. These could also become bedroom decorations for a Minecraft fan.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224910694/

 

DIY Shrinky Dinks

Shrinky Dinks are a classic craft that you can create using any theme.  By tracing Minecraft pictures you can make you can have Minecraft Shrinky Dinks!

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224910674/

 

Creeper Magnets

This craft uses glass gems (found in most craft sections of stores) creeper face printouts and adhesive magnets. The blog link also has directions for Minecraft Sticker Block art and Construction Paper Pixel Art

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842732/

 

Creeper Made with Toilet Paper Rolls and a Small Box

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842594/

 

Creeper Construction Paper Art

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/Af2lUetIco90NrlvcvhDTE4e_1iTADgZiz1gwRXTGPnaywSO4Bat4wY/

 

Torch

This blog details a Minecraft Themed birthday party.  The paper torch was one activity for the kids to enjoy.  Directions for the torch are about near the bottom of the page.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842613/

 

Tin Can Containers

Creating a pencil tin using paper and an old tin can is a classic craft.  This simple activity takes a Minecraft print out and attaches it to a tin can to decorate.  For the younger crafter this is nice and simple. For a more skilled older child, they could use grip paper to design their own image.

http://www.redtedart.com/minecraft-desk-tidy-diy-printables/

 

No Sew Pillows

This blog details how to make Minecraft pillows without sewing at all!  The pillows are held together with fusible bonding, which you iron to bond it, or fabric glue.  The Minecraft characters are painted or glued on with felt.  This is a more involved craft, but being no sew it is safer for crafters of all ages.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432275264224842640/

 

Minecraft is wildly popular and in the game Creative Mode allows the players to use their imaginations.  The crafts listed above allow them to tap into their interest of Minecraft and be creative in the real world. There are crafts that have a wide range of skills, depending on the child and the level of support desired by the adult.  Crafts are a fun ways to connect the love of creation in Minecraft to making real objects.

 

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