The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Papercrafts!

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About: Although opposite of common belief, i really hate wearing hats! In all honestly though, I've not documented many of my projects- and i plan to change that!

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'

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

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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!

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!

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!

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!

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!)

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!

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!


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KaZinx

1 year ago

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

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BenBurgeKaZinx

Reply 7 months ago

absolutely! careful though, too much cardboard and this stuff becomes like bedrock! I've been chipping away at these ore for week now and still can't break them

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silm

1 year ago

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

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MeredithB8

2 years ago

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

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jarjarbinksiscool

1 year ago

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

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ErnestineB

2 years ago

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!

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DanaPerkins8

2 years ago

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,

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AbigailD5

2 years ago

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?

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MeredithB8AbigailD5

Reply 2 years ago

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

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DanielF189

2 years ago

What type of paper should I use for the origami?

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MalloryE1

3 years ago

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!

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magicmanukMalloryE1

Reply 2 years ago

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

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RosalíaW

3 years ago

how do you make the flame block?

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Talbot_McKee

3 years ago

I think all of those look cool.