On the Xbox blog, a set of Minecraft activities for Halloween were shared from printable costume masks to stencils to help you make the perfect Minecraft pumpkin. All of the Minecraft-themed Halloween craft materials can be printed out from the comfort of your own home.

If you’ve been looking for an alternative way to enjoy Halloween with your kids this year, these spooky Minecraft projects seem both simple and fun. 

Microsoft Shares Stencils for Minecraft Pumpkins and Printable Costume Masks

If you’re a parent whose kid(s) love Minecraft, you may want to take a moment to check out a post recently uploaded to the Xbox blog. In it, the topic of Halloween during a global pandemic is brought up. 

A number of parents are keeping their kids home this year rather than going out trick-or-treating. Safety is the goal here, and while kids may understand this, we imagine a lot of them will feel deeply disappointed. 

Likewise, people who enjoy giving out candy may decide to skip this year and that can also be a bit depressing. With that in mind, there are ways to distract kids (and yourself) from this year’s disappointing Halloween.

If you and/or your kids adore Minecraft, you can print out and craft yourself costume masks, along with stencils to help you carve some Minecraft pumpkins. All of these materials are available for free on the Xbox blog.

Below, we’ve listed all of the printable masks options which can be downloaded as a PDF file.

  • Creeper Mask
  • Pig Mask
  • Vex Mask
  • Iron Golem Mask
  • Spider Mask
  • Illager Mask

Stencils include things like Creepers, Minecraft pumpkin faces, Spiders, and more. The stencils can also be downloaded as a PDF file.

If you’re looking for a more complete Minecraft costume, costume accessory, or even items to use as decorations, the blog post includes a link to an Amazon page full of Minecraft costumes and accessories.

Browsing through those costumes and accessories can be a great way to brainstorm other things to make with your kids, like a sword or pickaxe. No matter what you make, it’s bound to be cute and we’re sure your kids will love it.

During a time where there’s so much stress and unhappiness, we just thought it was really nice to see the Xbox blog share free Minecraft crafting activities. It’s wholesome and we couldn’t help but want to share it. 

And we also couldn’t help but print out a few stencils to carve some pumpkins with.