I have a theory: Minecraft's incredible reach among gamers, especially young tween and teen gamers, can get them involved in nearly anything.
I'm going to use this new app from 57Digital to test this theory with my son this weekend. 57Digital's Minecraft Papercraft Studio allows you to print out and create your own Minecraft-themed paper figures.
The app lets you select from more than 300,000 "pixel-perfect" papercraft models or even create your own using built-in skins. Once you've created and previewed the model in 3D, you can print out the PDF and assemble it with some glue and a pair of scissors.
The app also supports importing skins from 57Digital's last app, Minecraft Skin Studio. Check out the short tutorial below if you're interested.