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Minecraft Torch (With Flickering Light)

I was chatting to Peter from Coolthings about Minecraft paper craft that would appeal to older children and he’s come up with this brilliant Minecraft Torch for craft or a party activity for Be A Fun Mum.  I got Miss 12 to test out the instructions independently, and here is the result. She loves it and is now in the process of making one for her younger siblings.

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Guest Post from Peter from Coolthings

Make Your Own Minecraft Torch (with flickering light)

If you’ve been asked to make your next kids Party a Minecraft themed party, and you have the cake all organised and all the party food sorted out, here’s a party favours or craft idea: this is a cool project to make yourself in 5 minutes that you can use as a great gift to give away that will be remembered more than lollies.

What you’ll need

Minecraft torch template (download PDF here: Minecraft Torch Printable)

A couple of rulers

Sticky tape

Scissors

1 x flickering electronic candle per torch – available in most craft stores and online here.

minecraft torch free printable

How to Make

1. The first thing you need to do is download and print out your Minecraft torch template. This one is from fps-x-games.com

Minecraft Torch Printalbe

TIP: Print the torch out on photo paper and if you have access to a laminator then laminate it. You’ll get a great end result as the torch will look like it has been purchased from a store.

2. Cut out the torch template using the coloured panels as a guide.

minecraft torch free printable

3. Once you have cut out the torch template it should look something like this:

minecraft torch free printable

4. The next thing you want to do is score the bend lines of the template, this will make it super easy to fold up the torch and give it a professional look as well. Use one ruler to guide you down the tab line and the other ruler to make a score line.

minecraft torch free printable

5. You’ll now see that you can easily fold the tab inwards along the score line that you made

Use one ruler to guide you down the tab line and the other ruler to make a score line.

6. Continue scoring all the tab lines and do an initial fold of all the tabs, it should look something like this

Use one ruler to guide you down the tab line and the other ruler to make a score line.

7. Once you have the tabs done the next step is scoring and folding the lines that form the body of the torch, the easiest line to start with is the centre line because you can use the edges of the top and bottom of the torch as a guide to get a straight line.

minecraft torch craft

8. From then on simple score all the other lines and fold inwards to form the shape of the torch

minecraft torch craft

Putting the torch together

9. Bend all your tabs down so they are nice and flat, this makes it easier to assemble the torch.

minecraft torch printable

10. Now you can use super glue to bind all the tabs but for quick assembly simply use sticky tape to tab all the edges. Start with the main body of the torch, lay the torch down and put a line of tape along the edge without the tape making sure the tape goes over the edge ready to attach to the other side.

minecraft torch printable

 11. Fold the torch in and attached the sides.   Do the same with the bottom of the torch.

minecraft torch craft

Now for the Magical flickering light

This part can be done as you are about to give them out, or you can simply stick the candle in and then when you are ready turn it on and tape up the top

12. Get your electronic candle and pop some sticky tape to the bottom of it.

minecraft torch craft

13. Stick your candle to the bottom side of the lid.

minecraft torch craft

14. Now when you’re ready to give your torches out simply turn on the flickering candle.

minecraft torch craft

15. Use sticky tape to seal up the top of the torch.

minecraft torch craft

Woo hoo the end product of Minecraft awesomeness should look something like this:

minecraft torch craft

 

minecraft torch craft

Happy Minecrafting!

To find even more Minecraft gifts and gadgets visit this cool Minecraft gifts page here.

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25 Comments

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    Kim
    December 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I have never made a post on anything before but I have to say Wow and Thank You! I have searched high and low for cool minecraft ideas and while I have found some from people who want to help, nobody gives you patterns or websites or any information on how to do the things they did, only pictures. Really not helpful at all. Thank you so much for giving the pattern and step by step directions. This is the coolest project yet! My son is going to love this. Thanks again!

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    Kat
    July 22, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Awesome! Thanks you 🙂

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    Amy
    August 6, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Thank you for posting this template and instructions for a Minecraft Torch!! I used it for my sons birthday party and the kids loved it!

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    Brenda
    October 12, 2014 at 5:37 am

    YOU ROCK! I am a creative type but I am so thankful for others like you who make my life so much easier by sharing their genius ideas. And for cheap too! Thank You so very much!

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    Anne
    November 25, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Hi, I work in the Children’s Department of my local library. We’re going to be offering a Minecraft IRL program and I would LOVE to offer this craft as an option for the kids to make…it’s SO STINKIN’ COOL! When I printed the template, however, part of the bottom of the torch was cut off. I’ll admit that I’m not the most tech savvy person, but wondering if you have any recommendations on how to get the image to fit on an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock? I tried copying the image and pasting it into a Publisher document so I could resize it, but it didn’t come out very well. 🙁 Thanks in advance!

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    Arlene
    November 26, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Thank you so much for the template and clear instruction. My boys are big fans of Minecraft. They will love this. Thank you..thank you and thank you

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    Lara
    January 31, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Awesome thanks.

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    Thomas
    March 8, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Great idea and design, we used photo paper and then packing tape on the flat printout before we folded it. (no laminator) We decided to add a toilet paper tube pushed down to the bottom (on the inside) to add more stability. Thanks for the free template download!

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    Stacy
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    August 22, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Muito obrigado pela dica!! Fiz 2 tochas para a festa de meu filho que será agora dia 28 de agosto…
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    Jennifer
    January 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I just made this for my little boy. He enjoyed watching me make this for him. It was a quick and fun craft to do together. I also put some black contact paper on the inside handle part to prevent light from coming through, so only the flame part lights up. He loves his new toy. Thank you!

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    Rolen
    March 7, 2017 at 2:59 am

    You should glue aluminum foil behind the “stick” part so the light only makes the “fire” part glow.

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