Introduction: The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Papercrafts!

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After quite the search for a Minecraft Papercraft instructable, I was a little shocked to see there were almost none- so i went on a quest to bring justice to the inkjet printing, paper folding, and pickaxe picking communities. With that said, onto the instructable!


I think at one point or another, we're all wanted to have a bit of Minecraft in our everyday lives, and with Papercrafts, now we can! Weather you want a creeper to sit peacefully on your desk, or a pig riding Steve above your computer, with this instructable, you'll learn how!

(oh, and if you not into minecraft, there's thousands of other Papercraft templates out there, if you can't find one, i'm sure you'll have no trouble following along in this tutorial,)

Step 1: Finding Your 'Prints'

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Before we can start 'crafting' our miniature blocks and mobs, we need to find a template for what we want to build, to help you out, i've compiled a multitude of templates, ready to print, for you to use. Just pick what you want to create from down below, and save it. When your set, check out step two. Oh, and in the parenthesis is the difficulty of the craft, for the most part these are easy, but some can be a bit more challenging!


Day Mobs

NOTE: If you are getting 403 errors try going here!

Your Skin! (Medium) [Just upload your skin's file, and print away!) *Link submitted by lilliu97*

Steve (Medium)

Steve's arm Holding a Pickaxe (Hard)

PIg (Medium)

Cow (Medium)

MooShrom (Medium)

Chicken (Hard)

Sheep (Easy-ish) 

Sheep (Part 2)

Squid (Easy-ish)

Wolf (Medium)
 
Villager (Medium) *Link submitted by Aikidoboy*

Pigman (Easy) *Asked for by wooohhhoooo9*

Night/ Neither/ Ender Mobs

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Creeper (Easy-ish)

Silverfish (Medium)

Skeleton (Extreme!)

Spider (Medium)

Slime (Easy)

Zombie (Medium)

Zombie-Pigman (Medium)

Enderman (Medium)

Blaze (Medium)

Ghast (Hard-ish)

Magma Cube (Easy)

Ender Dragon (Not for the Faint of Heart) *link submitted by tbh-1138*


Blocks (there's A LOT of blocks, so i won't post them all, but here are the most popular,)

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Bedrock (Easy)

Block Breaking Overlay (Easy)

Brick (Easy)

Breaking Brick (Easy)

Brick With Torches (Easy)

Brick with Ladder (Easy)

Grass (Easy)

Grass with Minecart Track-Strait (Easy)

Grass with Minecart Track-Turn (Easy)

Snow Covered Grass (Easy)

Chest (Medium)

Coal Ore (Easy)

Iron Ore (Easy)

Lapis Lazuli Ore (Easy)

RedStone Ore (Easy)

Gold Ore (Easy)

Diamond Ore (Easy)

Lapis Lazuli Block (Easy)

Gold Block (Easy)

Diamond Block (Easy)

Clay (Easy)

Cobblestone (Easy)

Cobblestone with Minecart Track (Easy)

Cobblestone with Ladder (Easy)

Crafting Table (Easy)

Dirt (Easy)

Dirt with Minecart Tracks (Easy)

Farmland Dry (Easy)

Farmland Wet (Easy)

Furnace (Easy)

Log/Tree (Easy)

Sand (Easy)

Stone (Easy)

Breaking Stone (Easy)

TNT (Easy)

Tree Leaves (Easy)

Wood/Planks(Easy)

Cake (Easy)

Glow Stone (Easy)

Piston (Hard) [It Moves!]

Mushrooms/Flowers (Easy)

Door (EXPERT!)

Bed (Very Easy!)

Wools (All Easy)

 - Black

 - White

 - Blue

 - Cyan

 - Light Blue

 - Dark Grey

 - Light Grey

 - Light Green

 - Dark Green

 - Brown

 - Magenta 

 - Purple

 - Pink

 - Orange 

 - Yellow

 - Red

(P.S. Thanks to Minecraftpapercraft.com, as they host 99% of these images!)

Step 2: Scaling/Printing!

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The next step is optional, you can print the picture as you have it now, but it might not be in scale to your other paper crafts. So to fix this, we're going have to scale the image, it's usually the easiest to just scale it to full page- if you know how to do this, feel free to skip ahead, but if you don't, i've broken it down in both Photoshop and in MS-word, 

Photoshop

First, Click 'File' and scroll down to print,
Next, Look for the option that says 'Scale to Fit Media' Click that,
Then click print!


Microsoft Word

After you open word, drag and drop the picture into the document,
Now click 'Format Picture' then 'Wrap Text'
You should have a drag down option list, click 'Behind Text'
You should be able to make the picture any size you want now, so grab a corner, and drag it to the other end, once it's full sized, Print!

Microsoft Paint

Open up the picture in paint (Open Paint by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Paint. (it's on EVERY windows computer!))
Next click on one of the corners and drag it to expand to the desired size
Then click File, and Print! and you should be set!


Step 3: Cutting!

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Ah, so you've stuck with it this far have you? Well, i can asure you, the payoff is soon to come! But before that, we need to make some Cuts, so break out the scissors, and prepare for step three!

This part's pretty simple, all you have to do it cut on the black line surrounding each white space. Make sure not you cut these off, as they're what we will be using to hold the contraption together later on. If your confused as to what i mean, (and i don't blame ya,) just check out the pictures,

Step 4: Folding!

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After you've cut out your Papercraft, your going to do a few folds before we start to glue. 

If you hadn't noticed already, Papercrafts are the 'net' of the shape they will soon be. To get them to their shape we need to fold down every side, for example, above, in the picture every line highlighted in red should be folded in. If you folded it right, you should be able to hold the box together, like i am in the second picture,

After you fold a few folds, it'll be a lot easier to see how the rest fit in, and soon you'll end up with a box ready to glue!

Step 5: Glueing!

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Here we are! Almost finished- you got dis!

Glueing's pretty simple, all you have to do is take your choice of glue, (Glue Sticks or tacky glues seems to work the best) and get just the tinniest amount onto one of the white slips (the ones we didn't cut earlier).  Once the glue's on there just stick it onto the connecting square,

It's a little tough to explain, so here's a video i found that covers it pretty well- 



After you glue together each piece of your Papercraft, make sure to give them an hour or so, to dry. After that, you'll all set to move on!
 

Step 6: Glueing! (continued!)

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Now that we have our body parts set, we need to put them together! 

Here's the fun part, simply dap some glue onto the spots that will be connected to other parts, latch them together, hold.... Then PRESTO! You have yourself one mighty fine looking Papercraft, if i do say so myself.

Congrats!

Step 7: Finished!

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Thanks for sitting though this instructable,
      Hopefully you guys ended up with some pretty sweet Papercrafts, but if your stuck, or need some help, leave a comment, and i'll try to help you out as fast as i can.

Thanks again!


Comments

KaZinx (author)2017-04-27

Can I strengthen it with cardboards? Just wanna make it sure.

silm (author)2017-04-26

This is really a great fun of making such a different papercrafts

zanyang.chin (author)2014-10-30

Can you give pictures about how to make the piston?

I will

Lol

MeredithB8 (author)2016-04-05

The spider link doesn't work anymore, just thought you should know

spider minecraft lol!!

jarjarbinksiscool (author)2016-12-20

coolest I could find on Google! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!☺☺☺☺☺

HALİL KEREMS made it! (author)2016-11-28

please exept it ı hope ı will make more harder and amazing then that!!!

ErnestineB (author)2016-09-20

Hello, i have a birthday party coming up in Dec. and i want to send out a creeper head cube invite that you can unfold. Can you see if you can send me a printout with the creeper colors aready on it and when folded up it needs to be the size of adult hand palm. My email is onefamilylove14e@gmail.com thank you so much!

DanaPerkins8 (author)2016-06-27

hello - I want to make 1x1 foot boxes for table tops for a bar mitzvah. can you help with the paper? I can get the boxes and do the cutting and gluing. my email is danacars@aol.com thank you,

AbigailD5 (author)2016-02-29

When I try to upload my skins file it says that the file i have chosen was an invalid image? Am I doing something wrong?

MeredithB8 (author)AbigailD52016-04-05

If your skin is a newer one with an overlay (two layers) it won't work

DanielF189 (author)2016-04-01

What type of paper should I use for the origami?

MalloryE1 (author)2015-12-06

What type of glue do you use for your paper crafting? I am doing a Minecraft birthday party for my son and trying to make it amazing!

magicmanuk (author)MalloryE12015-12-26

I use PVA glue, which allows for easy application and some repositioning before it sets with a permanent hold.

RosalíaW (author)2015-11-20

how do you make the flame block?

bot888 made it! (author)2015-07-24

this was great fun making is

CharlineCaisse (author)2015-07-15

minecraft!

Sinevia1 (author)2015-07-11

this is amazing.I made it too

Talbot_McKee (author)2015-06-25

I think all of those look cool.

craftcraft made it! (author)2015-06-19

this is very cool and fun thank you

KevinC15 (author)2015-04-10

when i try all the blocks the wool is 403 forbidden plz fix:)

RebekahA2 (author)2015-03-30

I love making these things all the time but usually never know where to go to find templates. Thanks so much for this, it was so helpful!

amanda.prattico (author)2015-01-23

Wow! This is amazing. We've had a last minute change to a Minecraft party and my son is stoked. Thank you!

ng.zhunonn (author)2015-01-22

this is great i am loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

elizabeth.j.rosado (author)2014-12-22

This is awesome! I printed a bunch for my six year old for Christmas! You Rock! Thank you for sharing! Saved me $85.00 - of course used a bit of ink but well worth it and I could print what I wanted!

Awesome!! Enjoy!

What I really love is how you put the difficulty level next to each item. I have seven kids and my teens cracked up about the ender dragon "not for the faint of heart". After I saw all the pieces I decided I'm too old for those reindeer games and just printed off the picture and gonna hang it from the dining room chandelier above the other stuff! LOL - Merry Christmas!

Lol!! So glad they're a hit!

Happy Holidays!

Thanks! I enjoyed this very much and I'm currently working on L for Lee!

mosorio6 (author)2014-11-19

Can you explain me how to make the door? i dont understand it

mystique2183 (author)2014-10-24

These are wonderful but one question...Should these be printed out on regular paper or special paper (if so why type)? Thanks!

BenBurge (author)mystique21832014-10-24

Regular printer paper works just fine! But get creative!

Just watch out, any glossy stuff might smudge while folding,

amy.hammond.1964 (author)2014-10-08

I need a thank you card.

anyone…???

wafflemaker878 (author)2014-09-07

I've seen a paper furnace that is off on one side, and lit with fire on the other. Do you think you might add that?

arojano (author)2013-07-03

I cant find sheep part two why??????????

intange (author)arojano2014-09-02

a little bit late but maybe we all need this link Sheep page 2

http://pixelpapercraft.com/files/1334907037970.png

jhickman7 (author)2014-07-19

Hello. I need a reply as soon as possible. I don't know what kind of "thick" paper you're talking about? I want to know what kind of paper is thick enough and can fit in a printer? I would like to buy it, and I don't really have a lot of paper in the printer at the time, so I would like to get that paper and my printer paper.

CynthiaN (author)jhickman72014-09-01

I saw it on pinterest so I tried it!

I brought 1 inch blocks from a craft shop. Using normal printer paper I printer them out to that scale and mod podged it on to the blocks. They hold up really well and the mod podge gives it a protective coating as my son beats them about abit. Also you don't have to worry about cutting all the tags around the edge :)

NatM1 (author)jhickman72014-08-15

Probably cardstock

fahrradtraegertest (author)2014-08-01

It still works?

Blakey Gamez made it! (author)2014-06-24

THANK YOU!!!! This was Very helpful and thank you once again for the guide to a Epic PaperCraft Creation! The Layout below is my head on the 10th Doctor's body from DoctorWho! #Allonsy #GeeksRule #Whovian4Life

okstout4 (author)2014-06-02

My son and I test printed the Creeper and the pixels are a bit blurry. We printed this out full page (no border). Before we were doing border and it was too big and still pixeled and looked blurry. Is there a way to fix this? Maybe change to 300dpi (Ive been told an image this small wont make a print difference in 72dpi to 300dpi). Are we doing something wrong? Your images look clear and some others Ive seen look clear. Thank you!

BenBurge (author)okstout42014-06-03

I think whatever software you're using to print the image is simply stretching it to full page! actual size is near a quarter of that.

I'd find a way to print the file unchanged- MS Paint will work for that! Otherwise, see if there's an option to print a 4"x6" maybe, that should look much more clear!

frownieman (author)2014-05-16

I amaze myself sometimes :D

alrujo (author)2014-05-13

^

alrujo (author)2014-05-13

This is awsome I made the first pig head

EmeraldOre (author)2014-03-20

Thank you for posting this! It's very helpful. A lot of these are really hard to find anywhere else on the internet so it's quite convenient.

Project_Peeper (author)2014-03-09

can u explain how to make the piston (working)

BenBurge (author)Project_Peeper2014-03-09

The piston's easy!

Just build it in two parts. The main block, should have a hole from the top- once you finish the part with the shaft, you fold the tabs the hang off if it up, and slide it into that hole!

The little tabs that are on the end of the shaft help keep it from overextending, and falling out.

You can do it!

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