You don’t need to be a gamer or a geek to love these clever Tetris crafts and DIY projects! The bright, colorful pieces come alive in these tutorials, which range from kid-friendly to pro.
When I was growing up, Tetris was COOL. If you had one of those 999999999+ game units (how many nines?) it most definitely had Tetris among the five games it came with. That was probably the one you spent most of your time on.
Yes, back in the 80’s and 90’s we didn’t need smartphones to be glued to our screens. All we needed was Tetris.
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These 16 Tetris crafts are all inspired in some way by the classic game, which is still popular (and free) today among those of us who think a little geek. I have created a few myself and gathered some more from around the web for you to enjoy.
16 Nerd-worthy Tetris Crafts and DIY Ideas:
Click on the image or the title to be taken to the tutorial for each of these Tetris crafts. Please note that image copyrights belong to the respective authors of each of these ideas. If you are sharing this post, please do so using the first or last (collaged) image, and not the individual craft.
2. I adore these Tetris-inspired iPad and tablet cases! Get the pattern from Sew Can She and start sewing!
3. Unisex Tetris-inspired jewelry manages to keep it classy, while totally staying Tetris-y. Go ahead, give it a try!
4. A Tetris puzzle by Rhythms of Play for Fireflies and Mudpies is a great way for your young one to play and learn! Give your child a piece of your own childhood.
5. Here’s another puzzle idea, a complicated Origami Tetris cube by emilyvanleemput on Instructables. I’ve seen many of these around, but this one seems to offer the best instructions.
6. Take your “tetromino” puzzle up a notch with a Pentominoes puzzle by Rachel Swartley. This version of the game incorporates five units, instead of four, in each of the pieces.
7. Show that nerdy can be elegant! Make DIY Tetris nail art with these stencils. I’d give it a try with colorful blocks, though that would be somewhat complicated.
8. Make Tetris shelves with a tutorial by Hicks Custom Furniture on Instructables. Aren’t these just amazing?!
9. Here’s another clever version of Tetris magnets from Jenna Dickes on Craftster. These are more detailed to create, but have a cozy feel to them.
10. Yum! Tetris cookies by Sugar & Cloth are surprisingly simple. You don’t need to be a cookie pro to give them a try.
11. Make a Tetris tote by Sum of their Stories – using recycled and cheap materials! Click the image for step-by-step instructions.
12. Here’s a mounted version DIY Tetris shelves by Our Nerd Home. I kind of like the way the white frames the colored cubes – it’s fun but classy.
13. If you know how to crochet or knit, a Tetris scarf is not that complicated to assemble using combined squares. I’ve seen versions that use granny squares too.
14. Here’s another way your child can do some hands-on math inspired by Tetris. Make Tetris-inspired felt board by Munchkin & Bean for experimenting and fun.
15. Decorate a laptop using these Tetris stickers. I’d actually like to give it a try by applying them from the bottom up to look like actual gameplay.
16. Make this Tetris centerpiece by Offbeat Bride for your gamer wedding. The colors keep it elegant, but it’s unmistakably Tetris!
That’s all for now, but feel free to share with me if you know of any others!
Which of these Tetris crafts do you plan to make? Got any to add to the list? Comment below!