Ninjas are big at our house right now but this ninja nunchucks craft is a blast from my past. When I was 13 I volunteered at day camps and this was actually the very first craft I made for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed camp. I know I just dated myself , it was 1990 and my life path was forming for sure. Now I know this craft won’t be for everyone but with strict rules about not using it on anyone and with supervision ( like all activities on our site) it’s really fun! As you will see I also squeezed in some really important skill practice too.
- Gather your materials. You will need 2 toilet paper rolls or a paper towel roll cut in two. You can paint the rolls if you want just make sure they are completely dry before you proceed because this is a craft that will get played with as soon as it’s done. We used markers but use whatever you want. You’ll also need some ribbon and a hole punch.
- Start by coloring your rolls.
- This is why I love doing crafts with my kids , he told me all about ninjas while he was coloring.
- One down one roll to go. If your kids want stickers, glitter or sticky back foam use them too. I offered all of the above but my son just wanted to use the very special permanent markers.
- Time for the hole punch. Think he was excited?
- It was tough! Using one hole punches are great for building hand strength which is important for writing.
- Punch two holes in one end of each roll .
- I was just going to thread the ribbon through but earlier when my son was telling me about ninjas he told me that real nunchucks have a chain so to make it look more like a chain we tied knots. This is also great for hand eye coordination and our ongoing shoe lace tying attempts!
- Now thread it through the ends.
- Ninja time!