One of our yearly Christmas traditions (as I’m sure many of you do) is to allow each child in our family to get an ornament that represents something they did or enjoyed over the past year. Anyone who has a kid in the elementary years, knows that once the Minecraft bug hits, it hits HARD. I have two little Minecraft lovers this year, and of course they wanted their own Minecraft ornament to commemorate their obsession. Ornaments can be costly (especially character ornaments) and so I decided to think outside the box and let the boys design their own ornaments this year. The best part?These ornaments were free (made with things around the house!)
-Minecraft minifigures (if you have a Minecraft lover, you probably have these lying around the house)
-Optional-Contact Paper or Laminator (for the name tag)
STEP 1: Have your kids design their ornament (choose their minifigures and decide where to place them) and then hot glue everything into place! I did have to edit a little bit because my eldest wanted an entire battle scene, and I didn’t think we’d be able to fit it on the tree. Ha!
STEP 2: Glue on a piece of string for an ornament hanger.
STEP 3: Type up an ornament tag with the name and year. I used the free font Minecrafter and made the text gray, and the text block black. I also laminated the tags before hot gluing them on to the ornament, to make them extra sturdy.
That’s all there is to it! The boys are proud of the ornaments because they designed them, I love them because it represents what they love, and they were super easy and low cost to make. You could easily make a minifigure ornament from any of your collections (because we all know that our kids love blind bags and there are a ton of little characters around your house.)