Keeping it Simple: DIY Foam Minecraft Pickaxe and Sword #Minecraft

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DIY Foam Minecraft Pickaxe and Sword #Minecraft


My boys' room is going to be Minecraft and I am having so much fun decorating it.  There still isn't a ton of things in the stores for Minecraft, so I have to make lots of things (I don't mind).  The stores do have some sweet foam swords and pickaxes, but they are around $20.  $20?!?!  I seriously could not believe how much they were.  Well I loved the idea of big Minecraft tools, so I made some for my boys' rooms.  These ones only cost me $1.77 each.  Much better than $20.
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This is how I made them:
I an Elmer's foam board and then drew squares onto it.  Each square is 1.5 inches.
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For the colors I used vinyl.  You could easily use paint or markers or a Sharpie, but I wanted to use vinyl for nice clean lines.
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I cut the vinyl into 1.5 inch squares.
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I then took at a picture online and then started placing the vinyl onto the square.
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I cut out the pickaxe with scissors.  It was tough, so I decided to get a hot knife to cut it instead.  Much better. 
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Here it is all cut out.
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I then painted the sides the same color as the vinyl.
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And that's it!  It is actually quite big, as you can tell by comparing it to my 5 year old.
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I stuck some command stripes onto the back of it and then put it onto their wall.
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Here is the sword.  Pretty awesome, huh?
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These make perfect decorations, toys or would be great for Halloween if your child is going as Steve or something else.

9 comments:

MrsMajor Hoff said...

The prices in the store are totally crazy. We made one out of styrofoam. Doing the math of the squares was not as easy as I thought it would be. HA!!! Love yours! Perfect for a b-day party!

Gretchen B. said...

This is so cute! And I love how you use it as artwork too!

Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade said...

I made these for my boys awhile back, too! I never thought of using them as decor though...now I need to go make a few more! :)

Albion said...

Gah! So awesome!! My girls are Minecraft crazy. Love it.

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

OMG look at that huge smile!! Love it!!!

inkhappi said...

Awwww what a happy boy and an awesome mom to create such a cool project!

Atta Girl Amy said...

Do I dare show this to my 7-year-old who at this very moment is on the computer watching a Minecraft walkthrough video? If I do, I'm thinking we'll be at Target or Walmart later today buying foam. Might not be such a bad way to spend the afternoon, though!

Mabey She Made It said...

Vinyl squares? sounds so much better than painting them!

Stephanie Paxman said...

These are so clever!