You can already own 3D replicas of your Minecraft avatar thanks to 3D printing. But if you want a cheaper and faster way, you can use Minecraft Papercraft Studio – an iOS app made by UK developer 57Digital – and the cutting edge technology known as “folding” to turn flat paper into blocky models.
The app is essentially a Minecrafted take on Foldify. It lets you browse thousands of Minecraft skins or import your own by entering your Minecraft.net username. You can then customize your chosen model by adding a cape or a stand or changing its size.
When you print the model, you’ll see that the parts are clearly labeled and that the paper also comes with instructions.
Seems like a very kid-friendly app. You can download Minecraft Papercraft
Studiocraft Studio from the iTunes App Store for $2.99 (USD). Sadly you’ll have to buy 57Digital’s other app if you want to make your own Minecraft models. Then again you can just create new models in Minecraft itself.