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Make your own Minecraft Creeper bookmark

And there you have it! Your own blocky Minecraft bookmarks. They can remind you of screen time even while you are readin
And there you have it! Your own blocky Minecraft bookmarks. They can remind you of screen time even while you are reading a book. (Photos taken in Cedar Rapids on June 2, 2020 by Lyz Lenz/The Gazette)
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Minecraft is an online world-building game, where players can explore, build structures and mine for materials — and it is one of the best-selling games of all time. The first version of Minecraft was built in six days, but it took another two years to get the final version. In one Swedish school, the game is a mandatory part of the school curriculum for students. A teacher told the local paper, that Minecraft helps kids “learn about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future.”

Interestingly enough, the beloved Creeper character began as a coding error. The game’s creator, Markus Persson, was trying to make a pig and input the wrong figures for height and length, and the creeper was born.

You can make your own creeper bookmark with just some green and black construction paper, scissors, glue and a ruler. This craft was inspired by one we found on YouTube. You can find those step-by-step instructions by looking for Red Ted Art on YouTube.

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