My children have seriously loved Minecraft since it was released back in 2009. So, this year I thought I would create a Halloween Minecraft Paper Pumpkin which is easy to recreate with the kids and will simply look amazing at Halloween when you’re trick or treaters arrive at the door.
This no flame Halloween Creeper style pumpkin can be made within the hour and costs under £5 to make.
The boys seem to have found a new passion for the game this year since we were introduced to the Gameband + Minecraft last month! Being able to interact and take the Minecraft game with them anywhere really does seem to have made a difference to their gaming habits, they will actually leave the house now! Take a look at our thoughts on the Gameband + Minecraft your kids will totally love it.
What you will need to make your Minecraft Halloween Pumpkin!
In the UK we are quite lucky because we have plenty of places to buy crafty products from. I personally used Hobby Craft and Poundland to get our supplies.
- Card Stock – Colours used orange and yellow. These come in 12 inch by 12 inch sheets. I bought 1 orange textured, 1 yellow textured and 2 orange pieces of card stock without any texturing for my Minecraft Halloween Pumpkin! The 12 x 12 size is perfect for this craft project.
- PVA glue stick
- Scissors or precision cutting knife.
- A Ruler.
- Tracing paper. 15 Sheets from poundland, what a bargain!
Step one – Design
I started by using one 12 x 12 orange sheet not textured! I began by drawing out the Minecraft Halloween Pumpkin eyes and mouth. This is where your own imagination comes into play and you make your own design on the front of the paper pumpkin.
Step two – cutting your design out
Once the design is finished now you begin to cut out the Minecraft Pumpkin. At this stage you will already see how great it looks without any additional colours attached. I recommend taking your time to get the cuts as perfect as possible. Use the precision knife to do this! If you don’t have one just take your time using scissors.
Step three – Adding texture to your design.
Now your Halloween Minecraft pumpkin is cut out. You can begin designing the flames and different textures on the front. I used blocks of 4 cm to achieve the look of our pumpkin but you can use any size you want. Just remember that to keep it authentic looking as you need it to appear blocky, just like the game.
Step four – Glue your extra blocks on.
Stick your blocks onto the front of your Minecraft Pumpkin giving it a unique looking appearance.
Step five – Creating the mouth and eyes to allow glow.
Flip you Minecraft pumpkin over and add tracing paper at the back using glue. Cover the mouth and eyes fully. This blocks the eyes but allows both natural and unnatural light to come through at the front. The Minecraft Halloween Pumpkin actually looks great on the window sill during the daytime too.
Step six – Making the stand
Use your last piece of orange 12 x 12 card and cut it in half. Fold it and bend the edges back. Once you have done this stick to the rear of your Halloween Pumpkin. Keep it as close to the edges as possible so it does not affect the light coming through the eyes and mouth of you Minecraft pumpkin.
Step seven – Add cheap and safe lighting.
Grab a cheap battery operated LED light and place it behind your new pumpkin. Then turn it on at night and watch your super awesome new Minecraft Halloween Creeper come to life.
Here are some more images of our homemade Halloween creeper in our home with and without lights.
The below image shows you our new Halloween decorations in full glow with a cheap low-cost light behind the creeper.
Now you have your lamp, you can chill out and enjoy some time playing Minecraft! With Gameband you can play Minecraft anywhere and on any computer. What’s great is you play directly from the band. There is no need to have Minecraft installed on your computer.
Gameband also comes with an animation app called PixelFurnace, you can personalise your band by creating some really cool animations.
Why not enter our competition to win the Gameband + Minecraft itself.
Check out this Halloween how to make a bat animation using PixelFurnace.