Wouldn't it be cool, to have a Minecraft chest in your bedroom?
That's what we did. The first stage of creation was actually the fastest, only taking about an hour to assemble. First, we had to make a papercraft model so we could get the dimensions. We then measured how large it was, so we could find out how much pixels across it was! Once we'd done that we were able to find out how large they would be in real life...
Once we had the dimensions, we were able to cut the board to size. We used wood glue to hold them , but to stop it all falling apart, we used binding rope and our arms to hold it all in place.
Next went the painting: the tricky bit.
Once we had selected the paint colours, I outlined the pixels with masking tape. Painting tape didn't work, it just peeled away, letting the colours bleed, but when we used masking tape it worked decently well.