Kid Crafts

Ninja Turtle Hand Print Craft

Kristopher is a huge fan of Ninja Turtles. I think tons of 5-year-olds will agree. When we started doing crafts, I wanted to make sure he would get to do something he would love–so our first craft involved his favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Since I was already doing footprint craft with his baby brother, I thought I’d do something similar, and began the search!

Crafting Tools

  • Canvas
  • Acrylic paint
  • Wide paint brush (for handprints)
  • Thinner paint brush (your choice, but small enough to paint the masks)
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Googly eyes
  • Either fabric or printed out accessories for the Ninja Turtles (we printed a shell for each Turtle and their weapons)
  • Optional: A smock

Crafting Steps


Get the colors you want to use. I had a few greens, and he chose which color he wanted to use for each Ninja Turtle (that’s the picture with the orange stickies).


Make sure your little artist is wearing a smock or something because paint gets everywhere.


One hand print at a time — Let them dry.


Once the hand prints are dry, paint the masks on.


Once the masks dry, use the hot glue gun and glue the googly eyes.

It was a fun project that Kristopher loved. He liked being able to make the choice about colors and what to use as accessories. Let them choose, it’s the best!

Love what you do and do what you love.

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