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How to Make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

Created January 10, 2017
No-sew masks and life-size turtle shells are the perfect additions to any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mask

Creating the trademark masks was one of my favorite ideas for this party! Plus, it’s no-sew so it’s totally easy for anyone to make. 

What you’ll need:



1. Print off the mask template. Next, trace the pieces and cut them out.


2. Repeat the same steps to create the top of the turtle head.


3. Glue the mask together. Star on the side of the mask first, then add the top of your turtle head using a small amount of hot glue.


4. For the last step, add adhesive Velcro to the back of your mask and your little ones are ready to have some fun.


Life-Size Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Shell

For the second kid-friendly craft, I had to make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shell, of course! What kid wouldn't love that? Best of all, party guests will have a great time creating their shells together! 

What you’ll need:

  • Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive Velcro
  • Paint brush
  • Foil turkey pan
  • Hole punch
  • X-Acto knife



1. Paint your shell. I used two coats of paint, first the brown dabbing the brush over the shell for a sponged look. Let the brown paint dry 20 minutes. Next, add the green paint using the same sponging technique to see the brown popping through.


2. Add a layer of Mod Podge to help prevent the paint from chipping off the foil. 

3. Add straps so kids are able to wear the shell like a backpack. Punch holes first, then add elastic strips.


4. Choose your favorite turtle and add a belt. I used an X-Acto knife (parents only for this part) and cut strips on the side, then slipped in the ribbon. Lastly, I added another adhesive Velcro strip to finish off the belt.