I have been working with "papercraft" for years, and the main character of Minecraft is a pretty simple papercraft project. I looked online and found a nice papercraft template of "Steve". I didn't just want to put Steve up there, I wanted it to be my step daughter. So I took a photo of her, pixelated it in photoshop, and replaced the head parts with hers. I also changed the color of the clothes... she has a favorite green t-shirt. I got the template printed on luster photo paper. Photo paper is much easier to work with than just color printer paper, but you can use anything that you can get printed on.