Make a simple set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments with a few toilet paper rolls and some fabric scraps!
Is it just me or are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all the rage again? Every time I turn around, there’s a new TMNT craft or activity in my pinterest and Facebook feed, and if the number of re-pins and re-shares on these posts are any indication, people are nuts are nuts about Ninja Turtles again!
The hooligans love Ninja Turtles too, so I thought it would be fun to make a TMNT craft of our own. 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 rolls!! Yep! We made an adorable set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ornaments using cardboard rolls and a few scraps that we already had around the house!
Behold our toilet roll Ninjas!
These guys just make my heart happy.
Look at them. 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. 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.