DIY Minecraft Party Ideas

DIY Minecraft Party Ideas - LeroyLime

My oldest son turned 8 last month and thank goodness he picked an easy party theme...seriously, if you have a square punch, you can put together a Minecraft Party, no problem!

DIY Minecraft Party Ideas - LeroyLime

For his school classroom party favors, I had to come up with something that didn't involve sweets or treats, so found a very simple creeper online that I printed out and turned into bookmarks that the kids could color. Glow Sticks are always fun and you can snag them very inexpensively at your nearest Dollar Store. I added a wearable paper mustache, just for fun, that I cut out using a Sizzix Die and my Big Shot.

DIY Minecraft Party Ideas - LeroyLime

Then onto the decorations for his actual Birthday and Birthday Party...
A fun banner, using brown and green. The green tops of the triangle pennants were dry embossed with a grass embossing folder and a Texture Boutique Machine, specifically for dry embossing.
The Creepers were made just like the invitations, using green cardstock and black squares.

DIY Minecraft Party Ideas - LeroyLime

A roll of green wrapping paper turned his packages into a fun little Creeper, which he posed with in the morning...I used a larger square punch and my paper cutter to make larger square pieces for the face. Some green and black balloons and streamers added a bit more pizzaz to his Creeper.

A package of green paper lunch bags and a square punch turned these into fun Creeper Party Bags...but what do you put in them, don't worry, we've got ya covered!

One square punch can make all the pieces you need, you don't need to buy multiple square punches. Just flip your punch over so you can see the cardstock, punch out the pieces needed and adhere to your party bags!

We filled the party bags with TNT (individually wrapped red licorice) and mini gold wrapped Twix bars for Gold Ingots. Added a bookmark and glow stick bracelet but the bags seemed a bit empty...so...out to the garage, where I cut scraps of wood into 4X4 squares. 

A quick sandjob by the almost 8 year old and then I put him to work painting them all green. 

 I made a paper template (which I used twice) using a smaller square punch and removeable adhesive, before tossing that in the trash and free hand painting the rest of the faces on the blocks.

I'd love to see your Minecraft Party posts too, feel free to link them in the comment section below! Happy Creeping...


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Olaf Disney Countdown

Look how fun....Summer!!!

Olaf Disney Countdown - Freehand Chalkboard Lettering and Art - LeroyLime

A quick wipedown and free hand drawing on the magnetic chalkboard
and we have a happy little snowman helping us countdown to Disney!
Olaf is a favorite in our house and our two year old calls him "Summer"...
With my Ipad in one hand for visual purposes, I free handed Olaf and lettering with regular chalk. I find that keeping your chalk sharpened helps with more precise lines. You can just use a regular pencil sharpener. I keep one in my chalk box so it doesn't grow legs and run off.  No orange chalk for his nose, so I just layered red and yellow till it looked a bit on the orange side. Grey was also used for his arms and hair since brown chalk wasn't in my box. Another helpful trick when you are drawing or lettering on your chalkboard. Rub your finger over your lines to soften them up a bit. This also helps with shading, since you can pull the chalk with your finger.

Olaf Disney Countdown - Freehand Chalkboard Lettering and Art - LeroyLime

Next I took my 2-1/2" Circle Punch and cut out some white circles for snowballs. Made some sparkly red numbers with my Sizzix dies and Big Shot and then attached a small piece of magnet strip to the backs to make them magnetic and easily moveable on the board.

Olaf Disney Countdown - Freehand Chalkboard Lettering and Art - LeroyLime

My hubs said he was more impressed with my Disney lettering than Olaf...haha!
I apologize for the lighting, the chalkboard is directly across from our pantry in a hallway and doesn't get natural light.

I hope you enjoyed and are inspired to give freehand chalk drawing and lettering a try, it really is much easier than you think!

Olaf Disney Countdown - Freehand Chalkboard Lettering and Art - LeroyLime