I hosted a Ninjago party for my youngest son’s birthday last year. I have been meaning to share those party photos with you for… well, a year! I promise we will put them up soon, but I didn’t want to wait any longer to share our fun Ninja Costume tutorial because it would make a super-easy and inexpensive Halloween costume.
TO MAKE this no-sew ninja costume, pick up inexpensive sweatpants and a matching long-sleeve t-shirt. (I bought Harrison’s at Walmart.) For the belt, I used a 3-inch wide strip of black felt. (You can also buy felt at Walmart in the fabric section.) For the kimono top, place the t-shirt on a flat surface and using sharp scissors cut straight up the front middle of the shirt. Now take the right flap and about six inches from the top, cut at a slight angle up to the collar. Repeat for the left flap and then cut the collar off completely. Cut off the cuff on each of the sleeves, and you’re done!
Harrison posed here with our easy DIY Ninja Staffs, and at our Ninja party we made each of our ninjas their own set of these kid-friendly DIY Nunchucks.
TO MAKE one set of nunchucks: you will need two, 8-inch pieces of foam pipe insulation and one 10-inch piece of 3/4-inch rope. We purchased the supplies at a home improvement store. It is a good idea to burn the ends of the polyester rope to keep from fraying. Hot glue one end of the rope approximately one-inch inside of the insulation tubing. Repeat with the other end of the rope and piece of insulation. Let your ninja decorate the nunchucks with washi tape.101