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.
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