Minecraft is such an awesome game, but it’s also a blackhole of screen time. To peel my kid’s eyeballs off the computer I like to distract him with fun crafts that incorporate his favorite games!
I’m also a member of the Chick-fil-A Mom Panel and they challenged us to craft something fun from a soup bowl. They sent me a couple gift cards to try the soup for free, and I saved the bowl for this craft. Time to #chickfilamomsDIY !
The Chick-fil-A bowl is perfect for turning into a Minecraft minecart–it’s right color and just about the right shape. When you’re finished, you can load it up with the large Minecraft action figures and take them for a spin.
Craft a Minecart
For this craft you’ll need:
- Chick-fil-A soup bowl or similar sized take out container
- Wine Cork (synthetic corks work best)
- Bamboo Skewer
- Packing Tape
- Sharp Knife or Pocket Knife
- Nail (if you don’t have an awl on your pocket knife)
First, wash and dry the bowl.
Make the Axels
Measure or eyeball the bottom of the bowl. Cut the straw into two segments that are the same width of the bowl. (about 2 inches)
Cut the skewers so they are wider than the bowl. (about 5 inches)
Tape the straws to the bottom of the dish, making sure to keep them parallel.
Make the Wheels
Cut the wine cork into four equal disks.
Make a pilot hole in the center of each wheel with your pocket knife’s awl or a nail.
Push on end of the skewer through a wheel.
Insert the skewer through the axel.
Push the other wheel in place.
Repeat for the other set of wheels and axel.
Now your Minecart is ready for action!