Introduction: Minecraft Paper Snowflakes

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Minecraft is awesome and so are paper snowflakes. Why not combine them! These were inspired by those awesomely detailed Star Wars Paper Snowflakes. Enjoy decorating your house this Christmas with these awesome unique snowflakes!

Step 1: Designing and Supplies

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Supplies:

So my snowflakes evolved from my original idea which was a creeper and a sword. I just went for it at first and didn't do any measuring. After I decided to split up the ideas and do one weapon snowflake and one creeper snowflake, I created squares to signify pixels (1 by 1, 2 by 2, etc) so I could get the dimentions right. I had to do some fudging so that the creeper wouldn't just be one tall rectangle. I've attached the Illustrator file, if you want to change it up a bit, and the PDF if you just want to print and cut.

The middle of the original designs were really plain. At first I had nothing and then I just cut it out and then that was too big of a hole. So later I just added extra pixels.

Step 2: Fold

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Folding time! If you know what you are doing, go for it. Here is how I folded it to make sure I got good results.

First, fold it diagonally so you can cut off the extra paper and you are just left with a square. Don't cut off the design.

How, fold it into a triangle so the design is on the far right and it is facing up.

Fold the corner with the design to the left opposite corner. Take that corner you just folded over and fold it so the tip meets the top tip, revealing the design again. Flip it over and bring that tip up to the top. Now you have a 8 folded snowflake.

(hope that made sense!)

Step 3: Cutting Time!

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Cut everything out! For each design, you are cutting out the background, and then for the creepers, you are cutting out their faces. I added little pixels at the bottom of the snowflake so the middle of the snowflake wouldn't be plain. Feel free to add as many pixels as you want.

I figured out that for the weapons, it helped to make slits/cuts with an exacto knife all in one direction down one side of a weapon, and then do the slits going the other way. It was much easier than trying to cut it like with a scissors. You can see this in image 5 and 6.

Step 4: Done

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And you are done! Hang them up!

Comments

Alelagamer (author)2016-12-22

Perfecto para mi casa!

Natsumi Izumi (author)2015-07-08

Sugoiii Desu

Talbot_McKee (author)2015-06-25

Those are cool-looking.

Suzuki Hokama (author)2014-12-19

OMG SOOOOO COOOOOL

rclare (author)2014-01-22

They. SoUnd. Cool

Penolopy Bulnick (author)rclare2014-02-13

I think they're pretty sweet :)

Awesometwin (author)2013-12-28

Brother loved them as his Christmas room decorations! He loves minecraft

Very cool!

cuteandsmart1241 (author)2013-12-24

My brother doesn't like minecraft ... He LOVES it!

As he should :D

danijean44 (author)2013-12-20

Awesome!!

Thanks!

mikeasaurus (author)2013-12-20

ssssssssssssss.....BOOM!

and start the anger because your stuff is all gone!

simplebotics (author)2013-12-20

Doing this for Christmas cards!

That sounds like a great idea!

meyzellina (author)2013-12-19

wow thts amazing.. ♥really nice!

Thanks!

ian9114 (author)2013-12-19

Wow these are awesome!!! Can't wait to show the guys:)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)ian91142013-12-19

Yay! Show everyone! Spread the awesomeness!

broccali (author)2013-12-18

sweet

thanks

adelem (author)2013-12-18

I cant wait to show these to the boys...they are hooked on minecraft :)
Great share!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)adelem2013-12-18

I hope they enjoy making them! Let me know if you run into any trouble and I'll see if I can help!

eva_maree_dixon (author)2013-12-17

Creative well done

Thank you :)

gabrieltaft (author)2013-12-17

They look great!

Thank you! They are by Moby Dick if you want to see them :)

PitStoP (author)2013-12-17

Coolie...

Penolopy Bulnick (author)PitStoP2013-12-17

Thanks :)

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