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Minecraft Sword and Pickaxe Craft Project

Need an easy, fun craft for your Minecraft birthday party (or Minecraft-obsessed kid)?  Make a foam sword and pickaxe crafting table!

I originally thought I would make foam swords and pickaxes for all the kids at the party.

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Watercolor Painted Ice Cream Cones

I'm pretty sure it's a scientific fact that things taste better when they're rainbow colored.  This painted rainbow ice cream cone was certainly delicious!  And fun and easy to make, too.

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Real Life Pixelated Minecraft Flowers Party Decor Tutorial

I love all the little details when it comes to party planning.  The small things that not many people will notice, perhaps--but they make me happy.  Like these real-life-sized pixelated Minecraft style flowers I scattered through the backyard at the Stampy Minecraft birthday party.

These are some of the pixelated paper flowers I made for the party.

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Watermelon Ice Cubes Tutorial

Watermelon ice cubes are a fun way to dress up your drink without much effort, and keep the beverage cool without watering it down.

Plus, if you do it in a fun shape like stars, it's perfect for the 4th of July!

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Easy, Patriotic, Red White and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries Tutorial

Chocolate covered strawberries are always a hit at any get-together, and these red, white, and blue ones are perfect for upcoming 4th of July parties.

All arranged like this on a round platter, I'm getting a kind of Captain America vibe.  I like it.  ;-)

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Creeper Birthday Party Paper Plates Tutorial

My 7 year old daughter loves to be involved in the planning and crafting for her birthday parties, so I'm always looking for crafts she can do to contribute.  Turning plain, green, square, paper plates into Minecraft creepers was a perfect project for her Stampy Minecraft birthday party.

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Insanely Easy Balloon Gift Wrapping Tutorial

My daughter recently had a birthday party to attend, and as you probably already know, I'm a sucker for creative gift wrapping.  I didn't have much time, but I DID have a bag of assorted balloon shapes and colors I never got around to using for Niamh's Stampy Longnose Minecraft birthday party.

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Minecraft Perler Bead Necklace Favors Tutorial

Perler bead Minecraft figures make the perfect necklaces and favors for a Minecraft birthday party.  True story.  

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Toy PVC Bow and Arrow Tutorial for the Minecraft Party

What could be a more fun activity and take-home favor at a Minecraft birthday party than a toy bow and arrow?  

These PVC pipe bows and wooden dowel arrows are a blast to play with.  Even for me.  They worked surprisingly well, and were really fun to shoot. 

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Easy Minecraft Ghast Paper Lantern Party Decoration Tutorial

Need some incredibly easy party decor for your Minecraft party?  These Minecraft ghasts looked amazing hanging from our trees!

We had high winds blow through our Stampy Minecraft birthday party, and that made the ghasts look even cooler, swaying in the wind.  

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