After my daughter begged, pleaded, and asked very nicely, I broke down. As a last minute addition to her birthday bounty, I bought her Minecraft.
If you aren’t one of the 14 million who have purchased and downloaded Minecraft for themselves or their kids, it is an “open world,” game where players use Lego-like cubes to build items and avoid zombies, spiders and “creepers.” The game has an adventure mode, a creative mode and an all important survival mode and kids (and adults alike) have embraced the deceptively simple gaming phenomenon. But what stuck me was the language used in the game, in particularly the phrase “craft.” During the game you collect various natural resources for “crafting.”
Now, my daughter is all about this online crafting, but I want to ensure that she does not lose her passion for offline crafting. But I shouldn’t worry. Her interest in Minecraft and real world crafting can be married. There is apparently a whole cottage industry of Minecraft inspired crafts with lots of inspiration, and items to buy, from the land of craftiness – the one and only Etsy.
Minecraft Cross Stitch
This would look lovely on any Minecraft fan's wall - The Mindcraft cross-stich!
Available here $47.
Photo Source: Etsy/LigiaClaudia
Minecraft Creeper Knit Chucks
Pretty sweet kicks! These knitted over Converse are a fitting tribute to the Creeper.
Available here $130
Photo Source: Etsy/PrettySneaky
Minecraft Pickaxe Pendant 14kt Gold
For those who want a big of bling, a jewelry designer has created this Minecraft Pickaxe Pendant 14kt Gold.
Available here $230
Photo Source: Etsy/Sterling Kisses
Minecraft Creeper Leather Mask
Minecraft Kids Slip-ons
Minecraft Creeper Inspired Dress
Choose Your Weapon Cross Stitch
To honor the weapons of Minecraft, there is this interesting ode to swords and axes of the game.
Cross stitch pattern available Here $4.99
Photo Source: Etsy/SewOldSchool
inecraft Creeper Cake Toppers
For the geeky bride and groom who love Mindcraft here are these custom made creeper cake toppers...yeah, awesome.
Available Here $65
Photo Source: Etsy/zebrafishevents
Minecraft Diamond Tool/Weapon Set
A pretty Perler project, one that most kids would love to do, but this Perler has some mad skills.
Available here $14.
Photo Source: Etsy/Molly
Minecraft Baby Pig
Minecraft inspired Grass Cube Tissue Box Cover
When you have to blow your nose while playing Mindcraft, this Mindcraft inspired tissue box cover comes in very handy indeed!
Available here $18.
Photo Source: Etsy/sockmonkeyfun
Minecraft Creeper crochet hat
To keep your head warm, here is the Minecraft Creeper crochet hat, no worries wearing the enemy!
Available here $16.
Photo Source: Etsy/xtheowl
To dress like you mean business, Minecraft wise, here is the
Minecraft inspired full skirt, made to order!
Available here $45
Photo Source: Etsy/NerdAlertCreations
Minecraft Pig Plush
Minecraft Creeper Love Note Card
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, this Minecraft inspired card is a perfect love note.
Available here $4
Photo Source: Etsy/LittleSketchyCards
Minecraft Cube Pillows
Lego Minecraft Steve Character Figure
This Etsy Lego lover created their own custom Minecraft Lego man, taking the game play offline.
Available here $11.95
Photo Source: Etsy/BricksCo
Custom Wool Felt Minecraft Dog Wolf
How cute is this Custom Wool Felt Minecraft Dog Wolf? So cute it sold already!
Photo Source: Etsy/EclecticEeelShop
Minecraft Creeper Handmade Pillow Case
And the fun doesn't stop when you fall asleep! You can rest your head on this Minecraft Creeper Handmade Pillow Case if you dare.
Available here $21
Photo Source: Etsy/nicannmardee
Photo Source: Etsy