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How to Make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

No-sew masks and life-size turtle shells are the perfect additions to any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party!
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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:

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How-to:

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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How-to: 

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.

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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.

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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.

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