My eldest boy, Seth, showed me a costume he wanted to use his allowance money to purchase. It was a Minecraft Steve head that was running over $30. Literally $30 for a cardboard box. I am not a Minecraft fan. I have never played the game, but this got my craftiness flowing for sure!
First we found a square box to use. Then I measured the sides. All pictures I found showed a 8 x 8 grid for the pixelated pattern. So I divided the side of the box by eight. Then I used the closest measurement on my Cricut and programed it to cut squares. Lots and lots of squares in shades of brown, beige and white.
Using the inspiration picture, I set out the face on the table in the pattern.
Leave the eye holes open, you’ll end up just cutting away the cardboard there.
And then I started to glue everything down. I just used my handy dandy glue gun.
We cut out the eyes. We also trimmed the edges to the box.
I had all of the scrapbook paper in my stash. And of course I have a whole drawer of hot glue. The box was from a UPS shipment to the house. So the cost for this project was: FREE! We added a teal shirt I picked up at AC Moore on sale for $2.50.
Even better, Momma earned cool bonus points from the almost-teen!