We had all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures, cartoons, movies and more in our house. My younger brother was a huge fan of the larger-than-life turtles who saved the world from the evil Shredder and had an obsession with pizza. We’d spend afternoons deciding who would play which turtle and then reenact scenes from the cartoon series.
Fast forward a few (I like to think it’s a few so don’t correct me!) years and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in an all new full-length film. I love it when I get to introduce my children to the characters I grew up with.
In honor of the new movie and to encourage creativity in my tween son, I came up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mask Craft. It was a fun and easy craft for us to do together and got him interested in the turtles and their back-story.
Here’s how to make your own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mask:
With the plate facing up, outline two eye slits. Carefully cut out the eye slits with an x acto knife or use a pair of scissors. Outline a mask around the eyes and a mouth using a pencil. *Be careful with the children around to put away any sharp objects before allowing them to help you with the next steps.
Use green paint to fill in the area above the mask and below it. Make sure to leave the mask and the mouth parts un-painted. You’ll be filling those in later.
Once all of the green is finished, use red, blue, purple or orange paint to fill in the mask. In case you want to be accurate in which character mask you are creating, here is a little cheat sheet:
- Michelangelo – Orange
- Donatello – Purple
- Raphael – Red
- Leonardo – Blue
Once the paint has dried, you can outline the mask and the mouth with a Sharpie or leave it as is. (I like the rough edges of the painting meeting so I left it.) The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mask is complete and ready for playing time! And if you aren’t crafty, don’t have kids or want to try this version out as well, visit this page to TMNT yourself like I did below:
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie comes out in theaters on August 8th and is rated PG-13 (keep this in mind when considering taking the younger tweens to the theater!). You can watch the trailer, TMNT yourself and more by visiting the official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie Site: http://www.teenagemutantninjaturtlesmovie.com