Also, Having a Pickaxe lying around and taking up space isn't as fun or stylish either.
So, what i have done is combine the two so it could be for display and for storing Minecraft at the same time!
Now you can play Minecraft and show off your art skills at the same time.
Once you are ready to create this Pickaxe/USB This is the materials you are going to need:
- Thick Foam
- Printed Paper Pickaxe Template (For the Outline)
- Bright Colored Marker (I used a light blue Sharpie)
- Foam Cutter
- Paint (Go to the 3rd step for the colors)
- Paint brushes
- USB stick (optional)
You can get most of these (if not all) at your local store.
Once you have your supplies you are now ready to begin the crafting of the Diamond Pickaxe!
Step 1: Getting And Printing The Template
Print it out an carry on to the next step.
Step 2: Draw An Outline
When its all ready start making an outline in the foam with a marker or sharpie.
I recommend printing it in Black And White considering we are only going to use it for an outline.
Step 3: Cutting
Remember, The cutout on top took about 3-4 tries so don't feel discouraged if you mess up.
Tip: If you have any sand paper laying around I recommend sanding the edges to make it smoother.
Step 4: Adding The USB (Optional)
First, You are going to want to disassemble the casing of the USB stick until all you have is the bare stick with no outer casing.
Since this is my first time working with foam, this is what I did to make a hole for the USB stick:
Once your foam Pickaxe cutout is cut, get a knife, heat it up and stick a hole in the pickaxe's side big enough for the USB to fit without slipping out and small enough for it to fit snugly.
Once your sure the USB stick fits, take it out until the final step
Step 5: Making The Pixels
You are almost ready for Painting.
But first, If you want to be certain that it is going to turn out great, draw a grid (with the help of your ruler and sharpie/marker)
Use the picture on top to give you an idea of how it is done
Step 6: Painting
Keep in mind however, That this is no easy task for a novice in painting (Like me)
But, If you have patience then you can surpass this easily.
Since there is no craft stores around here I just bought the paints at my local Wal-Mart.
The paints used is in the picture on top