Has Minecraft mania taken over you home? Are words such as zombie, creepers, biome, redstone, and more part of regular dinner conversations? This incredibly popular game is continuing to gain traction among kids of all ages. Beyond just keeping kids entertained, Minecraft provides players the opportunity to learn basic engineering concepts, encourages strategic thinking, and inspires creativity. But like with other electronic games, as parents, we often wonder how much screen time is too much. “Minecrafting” is a good break from the digital world and a fun way to still be in touch with the Minecraft universe.
This activity will teach kids about the differences between 2-D and 3-D shapes. When you first print the cut-outs they’re flat and 2-dimensional. By the end of the project you have a 3-dimensional cube. This could be a fun and easy activity for your child’s upcoming Minecraft theme birthday party or playdate.
To begin download PDF Printable Files:
- Cut along the lines where the scissors are marked. Do your best to cut straight lines!
- Fold along the black lines and fold into a cube. Folding helps when putting the cube together.
- Glue the white flaps which are highlighted in red in this photo
- Make sure to tuck the glued flaps into the rest of the cube to ensure it stays together. Your final product should look like this:Let us know if you’ve tried this before!