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How to Make a Cardboard Minecraft Creeper Head
The Minecraft Creeper Head I Created for my Daughter
Making a Creeper Head out of Cardboard is Easy
My daughter is a very enthusiastic Minecraft fan. She plays the game on her iPod and on the Xbox. In addition to playing the game, she also reads the gamer books, plays with Minecraft papercraft kits, and even has a few of the plastic action figures. Recently, she started collecting Minecraft t-shirts, yes we buy them in the boys' section, and began begging for a cardboard Creeper head and a foam sword. After looking at the Creeper head online and in the store, I realized that I could quickly and easily make this for her for much less than the craft sold for at the store. Below, I have created a quick how-to to help you create your own Minecraft Creeper cardboard head.
How to Create a Minecraft Creeper Head Out of a Cardboard Box
Time required: 30
Cost: less than $5
- Cardboard box (must be square)
- Shades of green poster board
- Yellow poster board
- White poster board
- Electrical tape
- Spare cardboard pieces
Easy to Follow Instructions; Feel Free to be Creative with the Instructions
1. First, my daughter and I browsed around the house for a square box. Since Creepers and all the other characters in Minecraft have a very square shape, it was vital for the box to be as square as possible. Instructions that I had found online suggested that the box be 12 x 12, but since my daughter was using this for play, I didn't worry about the actual size of the box just the square shape.
2. After we found the right shaped box, we taped the box closed and started cutting squares of poster board to apply to the box. (Learn from my mistakes...poster board is a much better choice than construction paper) You can find tons of Creeper patterns to follow online or simply create your own. My daughter choose her own selection of colors for the Creeper and she applied the squares to the box in her own pattern.
3. Add the Creeper face. If you want you can use black construction paper to make the Creeper head face, or if you want to wear the Creeper head, you will need to cut the eyes and mouth out of the box. My daughter is using her cardboard Creeper head as a box to keep things in, so we choose to make her Creeper head face out of black electrical tape. I traced the face on cardboard and then wrapped the cardboard in electrical tape. After I was happy with the face, we used a hot glue gun to permanently mount the face to the Creeper box.
4. If you have ever played Minecraft, you realize that all of the Creepers look exactly the same. However, my daughter wanted her Creeper to be a girl. To make this possible, we simply added a flower head to the corner of the box.
Minecraft Cardboard Head Tutorial on YouTube
Tell Me About Your Minecraft Crafts!
My daughter has been obsessed with Minecraft for years and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Help me keep her busy by sharing your Minecraft craft ideas in the comments below.