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How to make DIY Minecraft Bricks out of Cardboard

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.
Make these DiY Minecraft Bricks for your Minecraft fan. Make them for a room decoration, for a Minecraft birthday party, or just a fun craft!


What you need for you DIY Minecraft Bricks:

  • Cardboard.
  • Box cutter, with a good blade.
  • Graph paper.
  • Cardstock. Any color.
  • Ruler.
  • 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:

These can be cobblestone, gold, iron, coal, wood, or any other blocks. 
***Disclaimer***  These were a labor of love, but they were great!!
To get this pixelated look I created a template using graph paper.
My blocks (cardboard squares) were 9″ x 9″ a piece. To translate to graph paper each inch square will be a pixel.
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.

Then remove the card stock and you have your first template.
Add a new piece of cardstock and cut out all of the #2s. Then your second template is finished.
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.
Alternate templates and change colors of gray until your happy with your results.
I worked with one template for awhile until it was feeling flimsy from all of the paint. Then I would switch to another. Once the paint dried the template was stiff again and I could use for another shade of gray.
Once you have worked your way through all of the templates on each brick you could be done! If you wanted cobblestone.

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.
 Any MineCraft fan will love these easy DIY creations. Swords, Pickaxes, working Torches, and bricks. For decorating, party activities, or everyday play.

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 at this party! Check out all the fun from our Minecraft Party.


DIY MINECRAFT PARTY ~ Swords, Torches, Pickaxes, and More - Twitchetts

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

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