Make a simple set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments with a few toilet paper rolls and some fabric scraps!
The hooligans love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and our last TMNT craft was such a hit, I thought we’d make another.
With Christmas right around the corner, ornaments came to mind. I’ve seen some neat Ninja Turtle ornaments made from Christmas balls, but we didn’t have any of those green balls on hand, so I had to put on my thinking cap and come up with an alternative.
Toilet paper rolls!
We always have a huge stash of cardboard rolls for crafting, and they turned out to be perfect for our Ninja Turtles.
This is such a great craft for boys who don’t necessarily love crafting.
These guys just make my heart happy.
Aren’t they just the cutest?
And they were SO simple to make!
I love them. I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them. Forgive me.
As long as you have googly eyes and green paint on hand, you’re going to be able to make these because there are lots of options when it comes to your coloured strip. You can pretty much use ANYthing you have on hand.
I’ve used 4 different materials to make my turtles (purple ribbon, blue felt, red yarn and the hem of an old orange tee shirt). If you put your thinking cap on, I’ll be you can think of even more.
To make your teenage mutant ninja turtle ornaments, you’ll need:
- 2 toilet rolls
- green paint
- glue (or glue)
- googley eyes
- swatch of blue, red, purple and orange (suggested materials listed below)
To make your TMNT ornaments:
Cut your 1 tubes in half. Voila – 4 turtle heads.
Paint your turtle heads green, and glue a swatch of colour around. You can even tape that swatch in place if you’re running low on glue.
Now, like I said, you can use all KINDS of things for that swatch of colour. Here are a few suggestions:
- fabric scraps
- washi tape
- coloured paper
- masking tape coloured with markers
Glue your eyes in place and poke a length of cording through the top to form a loop for hanging.
Oh my. They’re too much, aren’t they?
Now find the the perfect spot on your Christmas tree, and stand back and admire your adorable TMNT toilet rolls!
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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. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
Cool craft. My youngest grandson loves the Ninja Turtles. I have all the supplies but the Washi tape. Guess I will need to have his help to complete the project! I will do at least do one prior to his arrival Friday after the house calms down.
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Jackie- these are ADORABLE and so easy!!! Love it!
Thanks for this cute idea! My three year old had fun making these guys, and hanging them on our Christmas tree.
Jackie, these Ninja Turtles are AWESOME!!! My son loves TMNT, these ornaments are just the cutest!!
This is so simple but so cute and fun. My son love the TMNT and I love reuse crafts so this is going to be great!