This ninja turtle door decoration is screaming awesomeness. And it’s super easy. So whether it’s a birthday party or teacher appreciation week, whip out the butcher paper because it’s turtle time baby!
So, I always sign up to decorate a door for teacher appreciation week and then almost immediately I think, “What did I get myself into?” But this year, was stress free. I went with this simple ninja turtle design and it was stress-free all the way. Here’s how I did it.
Gather your ninja turtle poster supplies
Hopefully your school will provide butcher paper, but if not, you can get it at most party supply stores like Zurchers or Partyland. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Large piece of green butcher paper (the doors I decorated were 82″x29″).
- Additional colors of butcher paper about 40″ long including purple, light green, orange, black and white or whatever colors you would like
- Elmer’s glue
- Black permanent marker
Cut to size and start drawing
Measure out the size of the door you are decorating. Cut down your green butcher paper to the same dimensions as the door. Then, pick which color you want for the ninja turtle’s mask and make sure that paper is the same dimensions as the width of the door.
This is when it gets tricky. Using the image above, draw the mask on the paper and then cut out the shape. I’m not much of an artist but thankfully, it wasn’t too hard.
Finish the mask and outline
The mask doesn’t look like much after you cut it out, but as you add the white and black to the eyes and outline it, it starts to really take shape.
Don’t forget to draw the mouth. Since I was matching two posters, I drew two of these, cut them out and outlined them in black permanent marker.
Add finishing touches
By the time I finished the mask, it was 11 p.m., so I decided to make some stars in different colors and tape them on the empty open spaces. I could have cut out individual letters but I lost all motivation. Instead I just wrote everything out with black permanent marker and it turned out great as well.
Add a pool noodle garland for fun
I had some extra pool noodles from another project (I made a life-size Blobby). So, I cut them up, threaded them with fishing line and tied them off. I hung the pool noodle garlands all around the windows and it turned out super cute. Here’s a video of how I made them below.
I hope this post was helpful and that your ninja turtle door decoration turns out totally tubular. Listed below are a few other DIY door decoration ideas:
Related link: Camping Teacher Appreciation Door