How to make a Minecraft Stampy head in 7 easy steps

Last week found me in a place I rarely like to be.

I found myself getting ready to do craft.

CRAFT!

It was Minecraft night at Cub Scouts and Matilda wanted to go as her Minecraft hero, Stampy. Stampy’s online persona is a yellow cat. We, inconveniently, don’t possess a cat costume so it looked like I would be forced to do Minecraft craft to save the day.

Thankfully, a quick internet search brought up quite a few patterns online that you can follow to make a half-decent pixelated Stampy cat so I wasn’t left completely to my non-crafty devices!

So I said a prayer to some sort of deity (one day I’ll explain how I’m half atheist/half agnostic), took a deep breath and threw myself into it.

Here’s how non-crafty Kirsty did Minecraft – how I made a Minecraft Stampy head in 7 easy steps!

1. Find a box to use for a head and cut out eye holes. VERY important if you want to ensure your child doesn’t come home injured (this piece of advice unfortunately didn’t help Matilda who still managed to sprain her ankle even when free of the box later in the night…)

Minecraft Stampy Craft - Step 1

2. Select the image to use as the base of pixelation for the front of the box. After consultation with Matilda we decided to use this pattern.

Step 2- Stampy Cat Template

3. Scour the house for supplies. Luckily we had lots of little squares left over from Matilda’s minecraft party of 2013 – yes that is the last occasion I attempted craft on any sort of scale!

Step 3 - Stampy craft

4. Start covering the back and sides of the box in your chosen base colour – I was lucky enough to still have sheets of paper in a perfect yellow/orange hue for our Stampy cat.

Stampy Craft - Step 4

5. Mark out your face. It helps to do a dry run first before sticking down the squares so you can make sure it’s going to fit together properly.

Step 5 - Stampy Craft

6. Get sticky with it. Glue those paper squares down like the suckers that they are. Or, if you are lazy like me, use copious amounts of sticky tape instead. It still works 🙂

Step 6 - Stampy Craft

7. Sit back and admire your handiwork. You’ve done it. Time for a celebratory wine and a good lie down…

Step 7 - Stampy Craft

Here is Matilda channelling Stampy in the only orange and white items that she owns. The gloves are mine – a nice touch, don’t you think?

Matilda as Stampy!

Now, I better start preparing for the great crafting of 2017…

Do you do craft? Do you do Minecraft? Or are you happily and blissfully unaware of it all, like I was prior to the great crafting of 2015?

Rather unwillingly crafting my heart out for #IBOT today x

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15 Responses

  1. Caz Filmer says:

    Happily blissfully unaware for me 🙂 I hear a lot about it around the place but I have simply no idea.
    Caz Filmer recently posted..Learning to care for yourself. {Project Me – Self Care}

    • Kirsty says:

      My eldest daughter loves playing Minecraft and Stampy is the alter ego of a British guy who loads youtube videos of him and his friends playing Minecraft online. He really is good for the younger kids – he doesn’t swear, makes engaging videos and really loves showcasing fan art on his facebook page. If she had to follow someone, I’m glad she followed him!

  2. Lydia C. Lee says:

    And you’ve made your book parade costume!! 😉
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  3. I don’t do that much craft, unless there’s a birthday party involved. I have no idea what stampy cat is meant to look like, but I think this one looks alright 🙂 Although the thought of standing inside a box like that freaks me out and makes me a bit claustrophobic but I’m a big woos.
    Toni @ Finding Myself Young recently posted..Mummy Must Have Review | Missy Stella Australia

    • Kirsty says:

      Matilda picked the box – it was huge but she loved making a big entrance when she arrived at Scouts! Although she did say afterwards that we put the most effort into a costume – hoping I can find another use for it down the track!

  4. Trish says:

    Love it – will show my own future Stampy heads.
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  5. Ahhh Minecraft…the bain of my existence…..
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  6. Oh gosh you are so creative. We don’t have any minecraft fans here, but I know a few that I’ll pass this onto!
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  7. You and I have both posted about craft related things in the past week – the world is ending xxxx
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  8. Tegan says:

    That looks awesome. I am waiting with dread for the craft stuff to start with D starting school. I barely have a craft bone in body!
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  9. iSophie says:

    My boys love Minecraft! We have a couple of box heads too, and swords.. and redstones and figurines! Great project! #teamIBOT
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  10. Gina says:

    My daughter loves Stampy and Sqaishey….so this Halloween I had to get my craft on and we are working on her Sqaishey head for Saturday. Hardly anyone will know who she’s dressed up but she is thrilled we are doing it. Thanks for the Stampy directions, might make one just for the fun of it 🙂

    • Kirsty says:

      Honestly Gina, if I could make this ANYONE can! Enjoy and good luck with it. My daughter has since worn it on another two occasions – it’s the craft project that keeps on giving…

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