Hello and welcome to a brand new theme for Wonder Kids, well I say brand new we did cover it a little bit back in 2016 when we were still a little single page blog on Wayne-wonder.com but now we have a big beautiful new website we can delve deeper and re-fresh everything we covered previously. This week we are going to share some brilliant TMNT crafts but we have loads more in store for you so please make sure you come back next week.
I am a big TMNT fan, my favourite is Donnatello (Sorry I can’t call him “Donnie”, I’m old school) Here is proof of how big a fan I am getting a TMNT tent for my birthday. Lets kick off with some Ninja Turtle colouring pages, just print and have fun.
Make your own pizza magnets, this is a great rainy day activity and you can use them to keep your pizza take away menus on the fridge!
Light Brown Fab Foam
Sheet Magnets (these often come with a peel off sticky back and are easy to cut)
First, before you even start or mention the activity to your little ones, pre cut the three big circles that you will need. We have a set of jars at home in different sizes. I used a larger jar as the template for the brown foam, a slightly smaller one for the red "sauce" and an even smaller one for the yellow "cheese".
Start with the brown foam and glue on a sheet magnet to one side. You can use the sticky back combine with pva glue but I used a hot glue gun for this bit to make it even sturdier. This will be the back of the pizza (also make sure they put their name on the back if you're making more than one). On the other side of the foam, glue the red sauce topping and then the yellow cheese topping.
Now for the green peppers, white onion and black olive's, you can do them together. Cut the felt into small strips and let the kids cut the strips into small chunks. For the red pepperoni use a 5pence coin to trace around and cut out. now the kids just need to glue on what bits they want where. Allow to dry and boom, you have an awesome custom made pizza magnet. This is a great activity for birthday parties as the kids are arriving. They can then take them home as part of their party bag. I’ve included some links below to save you some time.
These are super cool and easy to make, heres what you need
1/2 inch foam pipe insulation (get this at B&Q) cut into 7" lengths, you'll need two 7" lengths for each set of nunchucks you want to make.
Coloured duct tape - you can now get a whole range of duct tape from Hobby Craft
Nylon Cord - any colour you want again you should be able to get this from Hobby Craft or at least something similar.
Step one, cut three 10" lengths of the nylon cord for each set of nunchucks you want to make. Line up the cords and tie a knot about 3" along, plait the cords together until you get to 3" from the end and tie another knot. Use the un-plaited cord to duct tape to the foam insulation.
Secrets of the Ooze
Now any TMNT fan knows that The mutagent ooze plays a big part in the Ninja Turtles so we couldn’t leave it out. We have made loads of Slimes over the years on Wonder Kids, try using the search bar for Slime to see the other ones we already have. Some are safe for younger kids where it dozens matter if small amounts get in eyes and mouths, others LIKE THIS ONE is for older children or close supervision. This recipe contains BORAX which although it is a mostly natural ingredient can cause irritation for some people if you get it in your eye or swallow it.
What you’ll need:-
1/2 teaspoon borax laundry booster
5 ounces clear school glue
Green and yellow food coloring
Make Solution "A"
In one container, mix:
1 cup of warm water
1/2 tsp of borax
Stir to dissolve as much as possible.
Make Solution "B"
In a separate container, mix together:
1/2 cup of water
Entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue
Stir in 2 drops of green food coloring
Stir in 5 drops of yellow food coloring
Stir it all together for a slimy green-yellow look.
Combine Solution A & B and gently combine, it should turn into a slime gooey Mutagent Ooze but we can take this further.
This is not only great for TMNT fans to play with but with just a couple of little touches you can turn it into a great party favour for the end of a birthday party. You’ll need some little aplastic tubs, I’ve linked to some below and some card stock plus some little google eyes.