Monday, October 7, 2013
SmugMug Daily Link
Let's face it, Joey is a Minecraft addict. He talks about it at breakfast, on the drive home from school, and before bed. Geez. I do wish he was that excited about something more useful in life, but he's soon to be 11, and Minecraft is what excites him right now. I don't know all the lingo, but I do know who the Creeper is. Hey, why do these kids love this game of poor quality pixelated images? I digress. With Halloween coming up, I decided to help Joey make a Minecraft costume, and he chose the Creeper. We found a Kleenex box at Wal-Mart that was roughly a square. I trimmed it down on the open end as needed. Unfortuntely, it was about 13.75 inches wide and deep. The Creeper has an 8X8 grid. I decided to put a .75 inch border of black around the edges and then use 1.5x1.5 inch squares. I tried to explain the math to Joey. He did get that there were 64 squares per side. I used my Creative Memories small paper cutter to make the squares, and Joey laid them out on a template and then affixed them to the box. We used double sided tape and glue dots. So far, we have done 2 sides. 3 more (including the top) to go. We will be done in plenty of time for Halloween. I'd love to get him a Minecraft foam Sword, but at $25 on Amazon, I think we'll be trying to make that too!
This is a screen shot of Joey's Minecraft world. He changed his skin to a Halloween theme today and was all the talk about it.