Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
I’m so excited to share another Christmas craft I did with the boys!! A couple months ago we did some toilet paper roll ninja turtles and they were such a hit. So I thought we would make some TMNT Christmas ornaments.
The idea started when I found these awesome coasters for $1.00. I’ve been saving them for a another project but never got around to it. One of my friends showed me some cute TMNT ornaments and thought I should make some with the boys. I took the challenge!!
I wanted to make something different. I thought the coasters were a perfect shape for an ornament and turtle head.
Once you have the coasters everything else is pretty easy to gather up! We decided to use a metallic green instead of a basic green. I thought the metallic was a little more festive.
Step 1 – Paint Coasters
I only needed to paint one coat on the coasters. BUT the coasters do take awhile to dry. I let mine dry for about 30 minutes.
So maybe paint them before lunch and by the time lunch is over they should be completely dry!!
Step 2 – Cut and add Mask
Next it’s time to make the mask. I cut a strip for the front of the mask and two of the small shapes for the sides.
I added a little hot glue to keep them all in place. We use hot glue for a lot of our projects. I of course am supervising the entire time!
Step 3 – Add Googly Eyes
Now it’s time the add our fun googly eyes! Just dab some hot glue on the back, voila!
Step 4 – Add Turtle Face
With the face I drew out the nose and mouth with a sharpie. Then I went over with black paint. I didn’t like how the sharpie looked but it was great to guide me when painting.
Once the black paint was dry I added a touch of red for the tongue.
Step 5 – Add Your Ribbon
Finally add your festive ribbon to hang your ornaments up! I wish I had a festive ribbon for every color of the turtles to match. That would have been pretty cute!
Step 6 – Finishing Touches
This project turned out so cool and they look great on the tree!! The boys were so excited to hang them up. I was kinda excited too.
I’m so glad I used the coasters for this projects!! I have some more really cool ornaments I want to make out of the coasters as well.
If you like these ornaments then you have to check out the rest of my kids Christmas crafts!! I hope you enjoyed the craft as much a we did making it. I can’t wait to make some more with the boys!!