TMNT Paper Lantern Decorations

Dudes!  Are you ready for some more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party fun?  We’ve talked about the favors, the crafts, and the food…now it’s time to talk decorations!  Check out these super easy and ridiculously cute TMNT Party Lanterns we created!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Lanterns #TMNT

Materials:
- green paper party lanterns
- Oly*Fun: white, black, and orange/blue/purple/red
- Elmer’s glue
- straight pins
- scissors
- circle punches {Mine were 1 3/4″ and 1 1/4″}

Step 1: Inflate the party lanterns.

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Step 2: Cut a strip of Oly*Fun that goes around the lantern and overlaps slightly.  If you don’t have Oly*Fun, you can substitute fabric or crepe paper.

Step 3: Punch out two large white Oly*Fun circles and two smaller black ones for eyes.  You can substitute felt or card stock for this part.

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Step 4: Glue the eyes onto the mask.

Step 5: Wrap the mask tightly around the center of the lantern and glue or pin in place.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Lanterns #TMNT

Now your lantern is ready to hang!  We placed one in the entryway, surrounded by green streamers.  Another went in the cutout area between the kitchen and dining room, and the third was hanging from a hook in the kitchen ceiling.  After the party, they make fun decorations for in the birthday boy’s bedroom!  Plus, since the mask is just pinned in place, you can easily take it off and use the lanterns by themselves if you want.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Lanterns #TMNT

What do you think?  Would these be a hit with the little turtle lovers you know?

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2 comments on TMNT Paper Lantern Decorations

  1. Crystal
    August 20, 2014 at 9:46 PM (1 month ago)

    Another great hit for a TMNT party!! Pinned :)

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  2. Lexis
    August 23, 2014 at 7:37 AM (1 month ago)

    I’m thinking of doing a Bubble Guppies birthday party for my son’s 2nd birthday. I might do a Mr Grouper version of this :)
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