Join SKrafty at Teach Them Diligently

SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft

I know I have mentioned quite a few times on here how much I LOVE the Teach Them Diligently Convention. It’s absolutely the best Homeschool Convention that I’ve attended. The atmosphere and the speakers and the people are absolutely wonderful.

We had such a great time at the Teach Them Diligently Convention last year, and so much enjoyed meeting so many of you guys in Nashville, Spartanburg, and Washington, D.C.! The kids(and some parents) have been playing together for over a year now on SKrafty, and it would be so cool to be able to meet some of you!

There are upcoming conferences in Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville, and Ohio.

Interested? I hope so!

Go here to read more about and register for the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention.

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SKrafty Summer Build Winners Announced

Are your kiddos sitting? I hope so because they may faint when you tell them that we are FINALLY announcing the winners for the Summer build competitions.  There were so many AWESOME builds that this was such a difficult decision.  You can go here to see all the builds from the summer competitions:

Click here for ALL the Summer Build Competition Entries

HUGE thanks to MommaBear424 for all her help in getting this together for us!

4th of July Contest Winners – “Build something that reminds you of freedom.”

1st Place (Will receive 1,000 nuggets):

Skilletman2002 for the World Trade Center

Second Place (Will receive 750 nuggets):

Kyra1345, CodyRocketLaunch, and LittleYoda01 for their Whitehouse.

Third Place (Will receive 500 nuggets):

Dame_Lucille, TigerDrill2, 3BeckMiners, Apple_Blocks, littlesis4est, and lmk923 for Jamestown

Back to School Build Contest Winners – “Build something that reminds you of vacation.”

1st Place (Will receive 1,000 nuggets):

Playpet2pete for her ski resort

Second Place (Will receive 750 nuggets):

Bugbloggirl for her model house

Third Place (Will receive 500 nuggets):

Zarasage for the water park.

Congratulations to the winners!  Message an admin in game to get your prize!

SKrafty Donator Gifts Available

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Are your kiddos asking for a SKrafty donator rank like Game Master, Princess or Jedi Master?  Do you want to purchase it for them and surprise them later for Christmas?  I have put together a couple of products so that you can buy now and they can redeem them when they receive them.  You can also get a year of the rank for a discount (2 months free).

We will even send you a printable gift certificate you can print out to put in a card, stocking or however you’d like to present it.

Here you go:

Rank up for a year:

This package will include a year of your choice of rank.  You can choose between Jedi Master, Game Master, Hulk, Spiderman, or Princess.  With this package you will get 2 months of rank free.

This purchase includes a Gift Code to Rank Up in game.  You will receive a printable Gift Certificate with gift code for the recipient to use at a later date.

Cost: $80 for 12 months

Minecraft User Name:

Rank up for a month:

This package will include a month of your choice of rank.  You can choose between Jedi Master, Game Master, Hulk, Spiderman, or Princess.

This purchase includes a Gift Code to Rank Up in game.  You will receive a printable Gift Certificate with gift code for the recipient to use at a later date.

Cost: $8.00 for 1 month

Minecraft User Name:

Printable Minecraft Account Gift Certificate

Printable Minecraft Card

Are you gifting someone with a new Minecraft account this Christmas?  Someone on the SKrafty Facebook group mentioned that they’d like to see a printable gift certificate to put in the stocking this year so I decided to make one for you guys.

You will be able to print it out and write in their new Minecraft Name on the blank line.  If you haven’t picked out the name yet maybe you could write in a question mark or “your choice” or something like that.

Click here to Download the Printable Minecraft Account Gift Certificate.

Merry Christmas and Enjoy!!  I hope you’ll join us on SKrafty – the Kid Safe, Family Friendly and Educational Minecraft server!

Don’t miss the Homeschool Minecraft Classes coming up in January!

Sign up now!

NOTE:  This is just a gift card to print out and give your child after you’ve already purchased their account from Minecraft.net (Which I’m not affiliated with).  :)

Minecraft IRL Video + Thanksgiving Build Challenge

The boys have been really busy this past week making a new SKrafty Not So Weekly Show for you guys.  Does anyone know why we changed the name from the SKrafty Weekly Show to the Not-So-Weekly Show?  Anyway, this week’s video is really fun.  The guys tried to see if IRL is as easy as Minecraft.  Watch to see what they found out.

Look for a Thanksgiving build challenge for you guys in the video too!

How to Change Minecraft Version

Ever since Minecraft has had the Bountiful update to 1.8 we have had so many players getting an error when they try to get on SKrafty.  That’s because all of our supporting software isn’t ready for 1.8 yet so we can’t update until they are ready.  Until then, if you are getting an error when you try to log in to SKrafty you will want to roll your Minecraft version back down to 1.7.10 in order to get on.

I have been receiving the question “How to I roll back?” daily since the update so I wanted to make a post about it that I can refer our players to.  IMPORTANT:  If you have been playing in single player in 1.8 you will want to change it back to 1.8 before you go back to your single player world or you’ll lose your 1.8 items.

How to Change Your Minecraft Version:

First, you will close Minecraft completely if you already have it open.  Second, double click it to open it back up.  You will see the following screen with “Edit Profile” in the bottom left corner:

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Click “Edit Profile”. You will then see the following screen:

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Click the drop down and change the version to 1.7.10.  Save Profile.  You should now be on version 1.7.10 and able to log on to SKrafty with no problem.

Pilgrim Hat Marshmallow Pops

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Since Thanksgiving is just right around the corner I wanted to share these adorable Pilgrim Hat Marshmallow Pops with you!  They are really very simple to make!  We are so much looking forward to sharing our second Thanksgiving on SKrafty with everyone.  It’s going to be an awesome day of fun and thankfulness!

If you would like to add a little Minecraft to your Thanksgiving celebration be sure to join us for the SKrafty Family Minecraft Thanksgiving Class!

Pilgrim Hat Marshmallow Pops

INGREDIENTS
6 Regular Marshmallows
1/2 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melting Chips
1/8 cup Yellow Candy Melting Chips
1/4 cup Black Candy Melting Chips
6 Fudge Stripe Cookies
6 Sticks

DIRECTIONS
Heat Dark Cocoa Candy Chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
Insert stick in each marshmallow.
Dip marshmallow in melted candy and roll to coat completely.
Immediately place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set candy mix.
Dip striped side of cookie in candy and place smooth side down on wax paper and place in refrigerator to set.
Heat Black Candy Chips in small bowl by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
Carefully remove stick from marshmallow. Dip bottom of marshmallow in black candy to create hatband.
Place marshmallow on flat side of cookie to create hat.
Reinsert stick.
Immediately place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set candy mix.
Heat Yellow Candy Chips in small bowl by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
Transfer Yellow chocolate to small plastic bag and clip very tiny piece of corner to use for piping.
Pipe Yellow Onto fron of hatband to make buckle.
Immediately place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set candy mix.