Minecraft has remained a phenomenally popular and universally-loved computer game for years now, and so many kids absolutely love it.
Any craft ideas revolving around this will go down a storm, so whether you’re planning a Minecraft-themed party or just looking for rainy day activities, we’ve got some great Minecraft crafts ideas for you to do with your kids.
Toilet Tube Minecraft Creeper
The Creepers are iconic and immediately recognizable characters from Minecraft, and kids will thoroughly enjoy making this little guy stand on their desks or guard their bedside tables – or sneak upon them in the middle of the night.
To make a Minecraft Creeper, you need:
- 1 small cardboard box (for the head)
- 3 empty toilet roll tubes
- Scrap paper in black, pale blue, bright green (or similar colors; this is to create the Creeper’s “patchy” look)
- Green paint
Step 1: Cut Your Toilet Rolls
You need to be able to stand your Creeper’s body on his legs, so you’re going to cut two slits in the top of your two “leg” toilet rolls, and then four in the bottom of the body toilet roll. Slot the Creeper’s body onto the legs, and then add some glue to hold it in place.
Step 2: Add The Head
Take your small cardboard box and glue it shut, and then glue it to the top of the Creeper’s body. You may find it’s faster to use a glue gun for this, rather than white glue.
Step 3: Paint The Creeper Green
It’s time to let your child get involved! The Creeper wants to be dark green all over, so dish out some green paint and let your child paint him. It doesn’t matter about the insides of the toilet tubes as they won’t really show when you’re finished.
Step 4: Cut Up Some Squares
While the paint dries, help your child cut out some little squares from the colored paper. These should be fairly neat as Minecraft is a very blocky game, so you want to reflect that pixelated look. You can use any scrap paper for this, and it doesn’t matter if the colors are perfect; you just want the Creeper to look patchy.
Step 5: Glue The Squares On
Check that the paint is fully dry, and then pour out some glue and help your child stick the little squares in random points over the Creeper’s body and legs. You can overlap squares with each other, build up small areas – just go for a random assortment of colors to liven up the green base.
Remember, lots of the green paint should still show through when you’ve finished.
Step 6: Cut Out A Face
Get a picture of a Creeper on your phone and check what the face should look like, and then draw a template onto your black paper and cut it out. Help your child arrange the template on the Creeper’s head, and stick it down.
You’ve now got a fantastic Minecraft Creeper made from scraps and glue, and your kid will love it!
If you’re doing a Minecraft party, Creeper balloons will look absolutely fantastic. You can even do other Minecraft characters if you like, but the Creepers are particularly iconic. This craft is extremely easy and should take just a few minutes – perfect for final party prep.
For this project, you’re going to need:
- Green balloons
- Black paper
Step 1: Blow Up Your Balloons
Inflate your balloons so that they are nice and tight, and tie the knots firmly. You don’t want your Creepers deflating too fast!
Step 2: Cut Out And Stick On The Face
Use a template from the internet or just draw Creeper eyes and a mouth onto some black paper. Glue this to the balloon, being careful not to put too much pressure on the balloon in case it bursts. You’re done! What could be easier than that?
These also make great party favors for little guests to take home for their own slice of Minecraft.
You can also make the other characters’ faces; ghasts are particularly easy, as you just need a white balloon with three black rectangles – two for eyes and one for the mouth. You could also glue some tissue paper dangling down to reflect their tentacles.
Minecraft Head Ornament
If you want a unique ornament for the Christmas tree or your child is after extra decoration for their bedroom, a Minecraft character’s head can look amazing. Because they are so square, they’re easy to recreate, and you can even print some of the things you need from the internet.
For this project, you’re going to need:
- A Styrofoam block (or other square filling such as a small cardboard box)
- Printout of each angle of the character’s head from online
- Small eye hook
Step 1: Print Out The Face
You need to start by printing out the face of your Minecraft character. Ask your child which one they want (or make several if you have the time/materials). Once you’ve settled on a character, find the different angles of their head from the internet and print them out to the same size as your inner block.
Step 2: Glue The Face On
Help your child glue the printouts to the Styrofoam, being careful not to get glue on the printed side of the character – just the underside. Hot glue will work best for this job, but you’ll want a thin layer so it doesn’t make the ornament lumpy.
Step 3: Add The Hook
At the top of the character’s head, carefully twist the hook through the paper and into the Styrofoam. You may find it easier to make a hole with a pin first. You can also just add a dot of glue and stick the hook to the top if you’re having trouble.
If you don’t have a hook, you can do this with some cotton or wire, but it might be a little trickier to make it stick and it may not last quite as well.
Step 4: Thread The Hook And Hang It Up
Once your hook has dried in place, thread your string through the top and tie it off. You’ve now got a wonderful Minecraft ornament to hang up wherever you like!
Tip: if you don’t have printouts available, you can make a Creeper’s ornament head easily enough using the method we used for the toilet roll Creeper. Paint your cube green and add patchy squares of other colors, and then stick a face to the front.
Creeper Sock Puppet
If your kid loves sock puppets, a Creeper sock puppet is a fantastic craft to do with them. You can make this very simple and easy, and they’ll still have lots of fun with it!
To create a sock puppet, you’ll need:
- An old green sock
- Material scraps
- Black fabric
Step 1: Cut Out The Face
You’ll need to cut the Creeper’s distinctive mouth and eyes out of your black fabric. These are going to be sewn to the front of the Creeper’s face using black thread.
If you prefer, you can help your child to glue the face (and other components) on, but using glue instead of thread will make the Creeper puppet a little stiff once the glue has dried, which can be annoying.
Step 2: Cut Out The Squares
Help your child cut some squares from various different fabrics. You might find it fun to choose different textures as well as different colors, or you can just stick to whatever bits and pieces are in the sewing box.
Your colors can vary a bit, but a Creeper should be done in browns, greens, blues, yellows, and sandy colors – you don’t want red or purple on it. Essentially, it’s in camouflage.
Step 3: Sew The Squares On
Next, get your child to help you decide where the squares should go. Remember that they can overlap each other and cluster up randomly. Pin them in place, and then sew them. Try to get them level with each other, rather than at different angles; this will make the puppet look better.
You’ve now got a fantastic sock puppet ready to creep up on unsuspecting players and attack!
Minecraft Sheep Cushion
How about a sheep cushion? The sheep in Minecraft are endless fun, and your child will love having their very own sheep to cuddle up with at night. These cushions are very easy and you can create a whole pile for your home if you want to.
To make a Minecraft sheep cushion, you’ll need:
- Plain white cushion cover
- Stuffing (or a cushion to fit)
- Beige, white, black, and pink acrylic paint
- A paintbrush
- Masking tape
- Square of scrap cardboard
Step 1: “T” Shape
The sheep’s face is going to be done in beige paint, and you should start by marking an outline on your cushion cover using masking tape. This is going to give you nice, professional edges.
First, set your cushion cover (unstuffed) on a flat surface. Mark out a broad, horizontal rectangle near the top of the cushion for the top part of the sheep’s face. Leave a gap of several inches at the bottom of this rectangle.
Next, mark a square, the lower part of the T, below this rectangle, joining your tape up to the gaps you left. You should now have a guide to paint within. The horizontal part of the T (where the eyes will go) should be longer than the vertical part (where the mouth will go).
Slip some scrap cardboard inside your cushion cover to make sure the paint doesn’t go through and stain the other side.
Step 2: Paint The Face
Using the beige paint, paint inside the masking tape. Your child can help with this if they want to; just be careful to stay within the taped lines. Once you have filled the whole face, set the cushion cover aside to dry.
Step 3: Add The Eyes And Mouth
Now, you’re going to paint in the mouth and the eyes. Get some pink paint for the mouth, and paint a square at the bottom of the sheep’s face. This should touch the edge of your masking tape, covering up the beige paint underneath, so the mouth looks open.
Next, the eyes. You will need a white rectangle and a black rectangle on either side of the face, right at the edges. You can add more masking tape to guide you, or just do this by hand; it doesn’t need to be perfect.
Start with the black rectangle on the right-hand side. This would be about midway up your T’s cross and should touch the edge. Do the same on the other side, and then let it dry a little and swap to your white paint.
Paint a white rectangle of the same size right next to your black rectangle. Your sheep’s eyes are complete!
Step 4: Add A Name (Optional)
You can paint your child’s name or a name for the sheep at the bottom of the cushion if you want to. This is not necessary but adds a lovely personal touch to it, and you can have great fun choosing a name for the sheep.
Step 5: Stuff The Cushion
Once the paint is totally dry, you should remove the cardboard, stuff the cushion (or add its insert) and zip it closed. You now have a fantastic Minecraft sheep cushion for your child to snuggle up to at night.
Minecraft crafts are some of the best and most exciting things you can do with a child who’s a little bit Minecraft-obsessed, and they can be a great way to encourage your kid to get off their screen for a little while without having to take away their favorite thing altogether.
Tell your child they can make some Minecraft crafts to give to their friends, or just help them come up with a few themed pieces to decorate their bedroom with; they will love it!