These Popsicle stick ninja ornaments are great crafts for boys to make the Christmas tree. They’re quick and easy to make with popsicles, paint, googly eyes, and scraps of fabric.
We have made a ton of popsicle stick Christmas decorations over the years, and these popsicle stick ninjas are the latest addition to the collection.
The inspiration for these Popsicle stick ninjas comes from two other crafts we made recently. These cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ornaments got me thinking about the whole ninja trend and the process we used to make the faces for these adorable popsicle stick Santa Clauses kept the light bulb going for me.
To make our Popsicle Stick Ninjas you will need:
Make your ninjas:
Start by taping the face area on your popsicle. Just put a piece of tape over the stick. Stand it up pretty close or your ninja will look like they’re wearing a black top hat. How do I know? Let’s just say there might be a couple of cylinder ninjas hanging from the back of the Christmas tree while we speak. 😉
Once you’ve got your tape in place, your kids can paint the entire length of the popsicle black.
Your paint dries pretty quickly, but you can always try the blow dryer if you want to speed things up. That’s a little favorite secret of mine. Why wait when you don’t have to, right?
When your paint is dry, peel off the tape to reveal your ninja’s face. Now glue on a few googly eyes. And tape a loop of string to the back of your popsicle.
At this point, I had planned to be done, but I felt like they were missing something. Aha! A belt!
We went back to the crafting table and I cut three strips of fabric out of a piece of flannel. We tied these up and our ninja popsicle stick ornaments were complete!
Are not they cute? And so easy that you can make a whole bunch to hang on your tree or attach to Prezzies as a gift topper.
And as if that wasn’t enough, check out these adorable popsicle stick mummies (and ninjas) at Crafts By Amanda!
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