Friday, September 22, 2017

LEGO Ninjago Movie Finger Puppets

Our family is so excited about the LEGO Ninjago Movie, which opens today! If it's anything like the LEGO Movie or the LEGO Batman Movie, we're going to love it. The wonderful people at LEGO sent us a big box of fun Ninjago Movie stuff to go along with the movie release. Trevor was absolutely thrilled. 


I watched with interest as he opened the three blind bags and assembled the minifigs. I think that's Lloyd (the green ninja) on the right. Is he eating cereal? And who are these other two characters? I love that the girl is wearing a Unikitty shirt and the other has a Batman shirt under a lab coat. I'm assuming both are nods to the previous two LEGO movies. I'm eager to see how they fit into the plot. 


The second Trevor was done with the minifigs, he started building the main kit. While he did that, I made LEGO Ninjago finger puppets. 


Here's what our dining room looked like. Trevor was hard at work on one side of the table, while I had the iPad open to help me make ninjas on the other side of the table. 


I'm really happy with how my puppets came out. "Hi-ya!"



LEGO Ninjago Movie Finger Puppets


Materials: 

  • cardstock (red, green, blue, black, white, yellow)
  • heart (or circle) punch that makes a hole big enough for your fingers
  • Sharpie (black, silver)
  • scissors
  • craft glue

Steps:


Cut the cardstock into rectangles. Punch two holes toward the bottom. Use the black Sharpie to draw details on the red, white, green, and blue ninjas. Use the silver Sharpie to draw on the black ninja's details.

(Oops. Forgot to draw the pants before taking the photo.)


Cut the yellow cardstock into a rectangle with the top and bottom edges curving inward. Draw on eyes and eyebrows with the Sharpie. Trevor was adamant that I get the correct eyebrows on each character. I'd never noticed they were different. 


Glue the eyes onto each ninja. 

To use the puppets, put two fingers through the holes. Rest your hand on the edge of a table, or behind a sheet of posterboard. 


Wiggle your fingers to make the ninja kick. Hi-ya!  


Thanks again to LEGO for all the fun toys and gear! We can't wait to see the movie!


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