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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Garden Ninjas | Quick DIY

Here's a quick and fun tutorial for making your own wooden ninjas! This would be a great project for older kids, too! 




The supply list is pretty small. You'll need some acrylic paints, small paint brushes, wood doll pieces and some imagination!

I found my wooden toy pieces on sale! They are in the unfinished wood aisle at your local craft store, next to the wooden dowels and letters.
Using your acrylics and a small brush, paint simple ninja outfits and be sure to leave room for a mask or the face.



Finish adding details, like eyes and clothing. I've even added a little sword on one of the ninjas :)


Now it's time to put your ninjas to work for a fun photoshoot! My ninjas are keepers of the garden. But you could put them in any situation -- they're ninjas! They can handle anything!








Ninjas get along with most animals. However, you'll want to be sure to watch over them and keep them away from hungry dogs*!




Photoshoots are tough work and can really take a lot out of your ninjas. After you're done, they might need some time to relax and take a nap. 



Treat your ninjas well and they will be your fearless protectors for life! :)

* no ninjas were harmed during this tutorial

14 comments:

  1. They're so cute! Oh, wait, ninja's are fierce right? They look really intimidating :-)

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  2. Very fun, especially the last picture of the fiercely napping ninja with the dog!

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  3. Couldn't you use wine corks?

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    1. sure you could :) you'll probably need a few coats to get better coverage

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  4. So fun! Love these. Have you heard about our Craftastic Competition? I'd love for you to enter in it! Lots of prizes to be won too!

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  5. these are definitely choking hazards!!! anything that can drop through a toilet paper roll should not be in the house with babies or toddlers up to 3 years old--

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  6. these are great! my five year old daughter has been playing ninja with her friends, so im making these for her as a stocking stuffer. i love that shes going to get girl ninjas!!

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  7. how cute!!! and your pics w/ them in flowers and such is so funny!!! so glad you included a girl ninja b/c my daughter wants to do EVERYTHING big brother does. making these for them for Christmas! thanks for sharing!!

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  8. sympa et ça mfait penser,ayant une petite fille,que ça peut etre détourné en kokheshi aussi,enfin jpense,la forme m y a fait penser en tout cas.
    bonne journée

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