Christmas is a season to spend time with family. What better way to do this than to make holiday decorations with your children? This DIY Ninja Turtle ornament craft is the perfect way to add some personality to your Christmas tree while spending quality time with everyone in the family. This craft is appropriate for kids of all ages. Younger children might need adult help to complete the painting.
DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments
- Green ornaments
- Turtle mask paint (purple, blue, orange, red)
- White paint
- Googly eyes
- Super glue
- Black permanent marker
- Egg carton (optional)
- Paintbrush (optional)
Take your four green ornaments and lay them out. If you want, you can set them in an empty egg carton to keep them from rolling away. The egg carton will also serve as a drying rack to prevent the paint from smudging. After your ornaments are out, set up your paint. You can put a small squirt of each color on a disposable plate to make it easier.
Once everything is all set up, you can begin painting the masks. To do this, cover your child’s finger with a turtle mask paint color. Very carefully position the finger horizontal across the top portion of the bulb. This painted strip will serve as the mask so make sure it’s in the approximate vicinity of the eyes. Continue doing this until you have a ring all the way around the bulb. Place the bulb upright in the egg carton to dry. Repeat this step with each of the mask colors.
Next you need to paint the mouth. You can get creative on this part, using the white paint to create different mouth shapes. If you’re unsure about your painting skills, you can make a simple smile by painting a white crescent. Allow all of the paint to dry.
After the paint is dried, it’s time to add the final details. First, use the superglue to adhere the googly eyes onto the mask. The googly eyes should be placed just above the mouth. After the eyes are glued on, you can use the permanent marker to outline the mouths. Trace the mouth shape around the white paint and add any other details you see fit. You can also use the permanent marker to write names and dates on the back of the bulb.
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