If your boys don’t love crafting, you might want to give this fun and easy ninja craft a try! All you need are a few basic supplies to make these Popsicle Stick Ninja Ornaments for the Christmas Tree.
We’ve made a ton of easy homemade Christmas ornaments over the years, and these craft stick ninjas are the latest addition to the collection.
The inspiration for these ninjas came from a two other crafts we’ve made recently. These cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ornaments got me thinking about the whole ninja trend, and the process that we used to make the faces for these adorable Craft Stick Santas made the lightbulb go on for me.
To make our Popsicle Stick Ninjas, you’ll need:
Making your ninja ornaments is really easy:
First you’re going to tape off the face area on your craft stick. Just place a piece of tape across the stick. Put it up fairly close to the top or your ninja will look like he’s wearing a black top-hat. How do I know this? Let’s just say there might be a few top-hat- wearing ninjas hanging toward the backside Christmas tree as we speak. 😉
Once you have your tape in place, your kids can paint the entire length of the stick black.
Your paint will dry fairly quickly, but you can always give it a shot with the hair dryer if you want to speed things up. That’s a favourite little crafting secret of mine. Why wait around when you don’t have to, right?
When your paint is dry, peel off the tape to reveal your ninja’s face. Now glue on a couple of googly eyes. And glue a loop of cording to the back of your craft stick.
Now at this point, I’d planned to be done, but I felt like they were missing something. Aha! A belt!
Back to the craft table we went, and I cut three strips of cloth from a scrap of flannel. We tied those in place, and our ninja craft stick ornaments were complete!
Aren’t they cute? And easy enough that you could make a whole bunch to hang on your tree or attach to prezzies as gift-toppers.
And if that wasn’t enough, check out these adorable craft stick mummies (and ninjas) over at Crafts By Amanda!
Looking for more easy and inexpensive Christmas crafts for kids?
You’ll find tons of ideas right here on my Happy Hooligans Christmas Crafts Pinboard! Check it out!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.