If you know anything about the game of Minecraft you would know that it all starts with a single brick. The whole game is made of them. Making DIY Minecraft Bricks was a challenge, but I knew we needed them to bring the game to life.
What you need for you DIY Minecraft Bricks:
- Box cutter, with a good blade.
- Graph paper.
- Cardstock. Any color.
- Exacto knife.
- Pen or pencil.
- Paint roller.
- Square edged paintbrush.
- Paints. All of the bricks have a few shades of gray. Then depending on the bricks you want you can add in more colors to your list. Diamond you need blues, gold yellows, etc.
Making your DIY Minecraft Bricks:
To get this pixelated look I created a template using graph paper.
This was not a specific pattern, I just chose to do 4 shades of gray (cobblestone). As my base for all blocks.
Tape a piece of cardstock under your graph paper. Using your Xacto knife start cutting out all of your #1 squares.
You will end up with 4 templates.
Once you are done paint all of your blocks a solid dark gray.
Create a lighter gray by mixing in some white. Then lay down a template and paint.
But for our party needs, I needed specific bricks. For this, using a square edged brush, I added in a few pixels of yellow for gold, blue for diamond, black for coal, tans for iron, etc. Mix in different shades of each color to complete the effect.
These worked perfectly for pulling off our activity. The kids were tucking them under their arms as they walked out the door.
There is so much more fun from this party! Check out these other great Minecraft Party posts.