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I grew up watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with my Dad, so obviously I was thrilled when my kiddos started loving them! We’ve done plenty of Ninja Turtle crafts over the years – today, we put together this fun TMNT Kid Bag Craft. It only takes about 10-15 minutes, and they LOVE them!
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Do you remember our TMNT wall art, or the Shellraiser playhouse we built with scraps? Yup, there’s plenty of Ninja Turtle stuff to do – we haven’t even touched the surface! For now, the kids are enjoying stashing toys in their TMNT kid bag….and they’re super durable, so I can rest easy that they’ll last awhile 🙂
- Duck Tape – green, then bandana color of choice
- Scissors – I recommend these for easily cutting the sticky tape
- Cut two strips double the width you want the bag. Put a matching strip on each to cover the sticky.
- Use a 3rd and 4th strip in between to connect the two – making it roughly 3 strips high (with overlap, to hide the sticky parts).
- Use another short strip to connect the two ends horizontal, closing up the sides of the bag.
- Be sure that if there’s sticky showing inside, you cover it up – don’t want their toys sticking on the inside!
- Overlap a strip along the bottom – again, also check that sticky parts don’t appear on the inside either.
- If needed, take thin strips and fold over the top edge of the back, hiding any sticky areas.
- Wrap some long strips of the tape together, then firmly tape inside the bag for the handle loop.
Here’s a visual step-by-step according to number…..
Finally – add a strip of your ‘bandana’ colored tape, then draw eye slits and a smile/smerk to complete your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Bag. Woot woot! See, it’s really easy once you get started! The only difficult part is – you’re dealing with tape, so of course it will be sticky and threaten to bunch up. You can totally do it, though 😀
I wish I’d gotten some white duck tape to cut out the slits of their eyes – I think they’d POP better, and be more like in the show/comics. Oh well, we made it work with what we had! As you can see – we ran out of the 1 roll of green tape after making the 4 bags and 1 handle (with a few minor wasted strips) so used their ‘bandana’ color for the handles. Makes it more fun, right?
Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Kid Bag would YOUR kiddo want the most?
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