These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ornaments were such a hit with the boys and fun to make.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ornament

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ornaments

My 5-year-old is obsessed with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right now!  This year we put up a small tree in my boys’ room and we have had fun coming up with different ornaments for them to decorate with.  Creating your own DIY Christmas ornaments is a fun tradition to do with your children, no matter how old they are. There are so many different ornaments and crafts you can do with your children, but the most meaningful crafts are those that are special to your children. If you have children who love the Ninja Turtles, these thumbprint Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ornaments are the perfect way to build Christmas memories that will last a lifetime.


·         Ornaments

·         Green turtle paint

·         Mask paint (orange, red, blue, purple)

·         White paint

·         Thin paintbrushes

·         Disposable plate

·         Egg carton (optional)

Step One:

Prepare all of your materials first. To start, you will only need the green paint, so put a small drop of green paint on the disposable plate. Cover your child’s thumb with the green paint, either by pressing the thumb into the paint or by using a brush to evenly coat the thumb. Very carefully, position the thumb over the desired spot for the ninja turtle. Press the thumb against the ornament firmly so that the paint transfers to the bulb. Repeat this step until you have four thumbprints for the different Ninja Turtles. Set the ornament in the egg carton to allow the green paint to dry.

Step Two:

Once the green paint is thoroughly dried, prepare your mask paint. You will only need a small amount of each color, depending on how many ornaments you are creating. Using a thin paintbrush, paint a straight line where the eyes should be. The line should be thick enough to paint the eyes later on. You should use each of the mask colors to ensure each of the Ninja Turtles is represented. Once the mask line is painted, set the ornament in the egg carton again and allow the paint to dry.

Step Three:

To complete your thumbprint TMNT ornaments, you’ll need to paint the eyes. To do this, use the white paint to create two small slashes over the dried masks. You can experiment with different eye shapes and placements to personalize your Ninja Turtles. After the white paint is dried, you are ready to hang your new ornaments on the Christmas tree.

Or for another variation, put one of the turtles on each side of a single ornament.  So much fun for little boys!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ornament

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