Summer Fun: DIY Minecraft Costume

Minecraft…my son is obsessed and has officially commandeered the iPad to build worlds in Minecraft. I bet your kids are obsessed too and if they aren’t yet, they will be.

Be warned!

One day as I was working at our breakfast bar, I watched as my son went into the kitchen and grabbed two paper bags out from under the sink. Then he went into our crafty area of the kitchen and grabbed crayons. Lastly, he went into the drawer and out came a pair of scissors. That’s when I spoke up…

“What cha doing?”

Turns out he was making a Minecraft head to wear so that he could create a video.

“Hmmm, well that sounds cool” I thought to myself.

Five minutes later and he had made a pretty cool Minecraft head. Better yet, he also made one for his sister. We all headed downstairs and made Minecraft videos together, mom as the narrator and film crew and each child as one of the stars. It was so fun and the bloopers made us all roll in laughter.

Here’s a fun DIY to do with your kids this summer… 


diy minecraft costume

This costume is so easy and best of all, your little one can do most of it. What you will need:

  • A brown paper bag from the grocery store

  • Crayons – blue, white, red

  • Brown marker

  • Scissors

  • A blue t-shirt

  • jeans or blue pants

Step 1: Have your child cut the open, top part of the bag to make it more square in shape rather than rectangle.

Step 2: Use the blue and white crayons to make the eyes. Use the red crayon to make the nose and the brown marker to create the beard/mouth area.

Step 3: Cut holes for the eyes so your little one can see their way around.

Step 4: Throw on a blue shirt and jeans and ta-dah! You are done!

For extra coolness, create an ax to cut those trees, out of a paper towel roll and some aluminum foil.

Happy Summer!