My youngest is stuck on the game, Minecraft. He lives and breathes Minecraft! He is always wanting me to make him Minecraft character crafts. We love the papercrafts of all different kinds. Especially, Minecraft paper crafts. We found a great website that we find most of the characters www.pixelpapercraft.com I highly suggest you check this site out!
My son and I finished making a small little ghast character and he saw a small little box in my craft box and thought it would make a perfect ghost and so our journey began.....
Well, I hope you enjoy this tutorial.
I've taken pictures of most of the supplies you will need for this. You can substitute the paint for markers of any kind. Paint is what we had on hand. The squares on the ghast's face was hard to paint for my son and a marker would have been easier and looked better.
|wood glue or super glue, acrylic paint (white, red, grey, black)|
|a wood cutter, square dowels, 2 different size paint brushes|
|The box is 4in x 4in x 4in|
Paint several coats of white onto the box after you have glued the ends or taped the ends together. Then let the paint dry.
Next, cut your square dowels to the desired size. The quantity of dowels you cut depend on how many tentacles you want on your ghast. I think the ghast has 3 rows of 3 within the rows. We went with 4.
After you cut the dowels, you need to paint them white and let them dry.
|Make sure your cutting tool is at a 90 degree or if you don't have one of these, just make sure to cut it straight.|
|Make two different sizes. The ghast's tentacles are two different sizes.|
Once everything is dry, paint a black square on the bottom of the ghast. Then cut holes with a blade or scapel where you want the square dowels to be placed. I took a square dowel and pushed slightly to make an indention on the box and then used that as a reference on where to cut the holes.
|make sure the dowels are slanted towards the back as if he is flying.|
Put all of the dowels in the holes.
Next, it is time for painting the face. I suggest drawing lightly with a pencil the face and where you will paint, or even make your own stencil. We didn't think of doing that until it was too late. However, he was extremely happy with it and that is what matters.
I used a combination of pictures on google and the little ghast we made out of paper on the website I mentioned above. The ghast has two different facial expressions. Spencer wanted the one where he is spitting fire balls.
Here are our paper ghasts we made and used as a reference......
Here is the finished ghast. Like I said before, I think it is best to use a stencil or map out the squares ahead of time if you are going to perfection. This was just something that he and I did together and we were not worried about being perfect for the first one. Our papercrafts have improved over time though. :)
I hope you enjoy this craft! We sure did!
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