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How to make DIY Minecraft Swords from cardboard

How to make DIY Minecraft Swords from cardboard

Create amazing DIY Minecraft Swords with cardboard boxes. These make amazing Minecraft party decorations or party favors. They are perfect for make-believe play or to add the final touch to a Minecraft Halloween costume.Make these DiY Minecraft Sword for your Minecraft fan. Make them for a room decoration, for a Minecraft birthday party, or just a fun craft!

DIY Minecraft Swords

Do you have a Minecraft fan at home? They keep adding more and more to the game which is constantly sparking J’s interest.

I created these DIY Minecraft Swords for his Minecraft birthday party and they were a hit! I will not lie they were a labor of love. However, the excitement of the boys when I told them they got to keep it made it worth every minute!

Now, these DIY Minecraft swords can be used in so many ways. They could be used as decorations, gifts for the kids, or as part of an activity. We used them for all 3!

What you need to make your own cardboard Minecraft Swords:  

 

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How to make Minecraft swords:

Grab your box cutter, a fresh blade, and a marker.
Like most Minecraft lovers J had one of these foam swords that I traced. If you do not have a foam sword to trace you would have to work out a template sword. Since all of the lines are straight and work off of a standard square this is possible, time-consuming, but possible.

  Cut out your sword, do it again, and again, and again… I mentioned in the first party post this was a labor of love!!

  Time to start painting!! Choose what kind of Minecraft sword you want to make. Diamond, gold, iron, stone, or even wood!!  Start with the middle color.

  Using another sword as a guide, add your next layer. You are only painting single squares here so you don’t have to go to the edge.

  Both sides.

  Repeat this process for the outside edge.

  Using the scraps and the other swords to help guide your painting will save you loads of time.

   Make sure you have a square-edged paintbrush.  It will make things a LOT less frustrating! You can pull up images online to help you with doing the handles. There are images everywhere!

Finish up by painting the rest of the handle brown. The kids loved their DIY Minecraft swords and it made a great party favor. I did a variety of sword types because I used them in our Minecraft party activity. You could easily do all diamond or all iron etc.

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