Minecraft has been compared to playing with virtual LEGO pieces. Both games are based on cubes and block shapes. It is fun to see physical objects from the Minecraft world, built from LEGO bricks. I’m not talking about the official Minecraft LEGO sets, although those are wonderful, too. These are Minecraft food objects and potion shapes, built from assorted LEGO pieces.
YouTuber ZaziNombies LEGO Creations has built some perfect replicas of Minecraft foods with real LEGO pieces. His creations include a cake, bucket of milk, red apple, golden apple, and assorted potions.
Building Minecraft objects with LEGO bricks would be a fun snow day activity, or a nice break from electronics and screens.
Here’s a new free printable Minecraft-inspired birthday invitation! I made two variations of this invitation so you can choose the design that fits your needs. Both invitations have a diamond ore patterned border with a white space in the middle for your party details.
This invitation design says “You’re Invited” in a Minecraft-style font, and has places for you to write in your party information, such as where, when, and how to RSVP.
This design says “You’re Invited” and leaves the rest of the space open for you to add your own message.
Feel free to download and print these as needed. If you enjoy them, give them a Pin or Share! Thanks!
The cartoon xkcd is one of my favorite nerdy comics. For your Friday fun, here is a strip about Minecraft. The moral of the story: don’t let your noob friends into your Minecraft world while they’re recovering from wisdom teeth extraction.
Hello, friends! I’m planning another Minecraft birthday party, and I’ve just put together some postcard-sized invitations.
I’m sharing them with you, because I know there are lots of other kids out there who want Minecraft parties, and there aren’t a lot of ready-made paper goods to buy.
These invitations are free printables! I’ve put in the basic information fields, so you can print them out and fill them in by hand, or you can use your software to type right into the pdf and print the whole thing.
These print 4 to a page, and you can use a sheet of cardstock or Avery perforated postcards. Enjoy!
My son had a Minecraft themed birthday party back in September, and now my daughter wants one, too! This means I’ll need to come up with some new ideas for Minecraft treats, decorations, and activities. Since I know other parents are looking for similar stuff, I’ll post what I find here. Maybe it will help you with your Minecraft kids, too!
I found this Minecraft cookie cutter set today! I think it will be great for birthday treats, although the decorating will be a bit tricky. The shapes aren’t necessarily recognizable without the colored icing in the right places. Well, except for the Creeper face cookie. I’m pretty sure that will be easy enough.
The cookie cutters are $19.99 at ThinkGeek right now. Let me know if you get them, and how you do the decorating.
I live in a small Colorado town that does not have a Target store. During the two years since moving here, I’ve made a couple of trips to the nearest Target, which is in New Mexico. It’s not convenient, but I can get there if I need to.
Recently, I took my three kids on a Target trip so they could shop for Christmas gifts. They each had $15 to spend on each of the other two siblings. I wanted them to spend some time thinking about what to give, rather than what they hoped to receive.
At first, they didn’t know what to do. They were excited to have money to spend, but weren’t sure what to buy. I encouraged them to have conversations, spend time chatting, to get some ideas.
When we got to Target, we headed for the toy department. Imagine our great surprise when we found a small selection of Minecraft toys!! We knew Minecraft toys were available online, but we didn’t know you could get them at Target! We were so excited!
I forgot to snap a photo of the display, but here are the Minecraft toys we saw:
Creeper and Enderman small plush toys
Minecraft foam Pickaxe
Large Creeper plush toys with sound effects
There were lots of other kids crowding around the Minecraft merchandise, so we chose our toys and got out of the way. I have no doubt that the Minecraft section sold out quickly! We were there before Thanksgiving, and I can’t imagine they lasted past Black Friday.
So if you’re lucky enough to live near a Target, you might check for Minecraft toys. We also saw some t-shirts, but were disappointed that there weren’t any Minecraft LEGO sets.
Hello, friends! Recently, I threw a Minecraft birthday party for my son, featuring dirt and grass blocks made from crispy cereal. Here is the recipe for those treats, which were delicious, and which scored highly on the Minecraft cred scale with the kids. Enjoy!
1/2 stick margarine
Large box of chocolate Rice Krispies or Cocoa Pebbles (about 8 cups, I think)
2 regular-sized bags of small marshmallows
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup chocolate chips
green icing in a can
green sugar sprinkles
Pam or other cooking oil spray
13 x 9 inch cake pan
In a large nonstick pot, melt the margarine and marshmallows over medium-low heat, stirring so the marshmallows don’t burn. Mix in the corn syrup and keep stirring. Once the mixture is smooth, turn off the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until they’re completely melted and combined.
Add most of the cereal and fold it into the marshmallow mixture. I think I used about 8-10 cups of the cereal, which ended up being the whole box. You want the treats to be chewy, but not so squishy that they won’t hold a cube shape.
Grease the cake pan by rubbing the margarine wrapper all over the inside of the pan, or spray with Pam. Then pour the cereal mixture into the pan and spread it out evenly. It might help to spray some Pam onto your spoon or spatula, and use that to pack the mixture down into the pan. You want to press it down pretty well so there aren’t any big air pockets.
Allow the “cake” to cool to room temperature.
Decorating the treats
Place a cutting board over the top of the cake pan. Hold it in place and flip the whole thing over. Set it on the counter and tap on the bottom of the pan until the whole thing falls out onto the cutting board. Remove the cake pan and use a knife to cut the treats into squares/cubes.
Use your fingers to squeeze the treats into cube shapes and then roll the sides into the chocolate sprinkles. Don’t put sprinkles on the top of the cubes, because we’re going to put frosting on that part.
Use the green icing with the serrated tip (it looks like zig-zags) to make pointy tufts of frosting on top, to look like grass. Sprinkle some of the green sugar on top of the frosting for a little extra sparkle.