DIY Ninjago Eyes T-shirts

Our Lego Ninjago birthday party is coming up, and I’m making t-shirts for all the kids as party favors.

I tried two different ideas for the shirts. First, I made stenciled ninja silhouettes for the older boys. Details on where I got the blank shirts and created the stencils are in that post.

Use contact paper and fabric paint to stencil your own T-shirts.  These are for a Ninjago birthday party.  {Jewels at Home}

Use contact paper and fabric paint to stencil your own T-shirts.

And for the younger kids, here’s how the cute Ninjago eyes T-shirts turned out:

Tutorial for easy-to-make Ninjago T-shirts for party favors or everyday! {Jewels at Home}

Instructions for DIY Ninjago eyes T-shirts:

  • Create a template for the eyes and trace it onto contact paper. Cut out the template, including the eyebrows and eyes. I used a circle cutter – you could also use a large circle punch – for the eyes. You can print this image and enlarge or shrink it as needed:

Stencil for Ninjago eyes to use on T-shirts or other projects.  {Jewels at Home}

  • Stick the contact paper onto yellow fabric, trace around the outside with a pencil and use black fabric paint and a stencil brush to paint the eyes and eyebrows.
  • When the paint dries, iron it on both sides to heat set the paint.

Stencil for Ninjago eyes to use on T-shirts or other projects.  {Jewels at Home}

  • Iron Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive onto the back of yellow fabric.
  • Peel the backing paper off and iron the yellow fabric on to the T-shirt.
  • I used black puffy paint to outline the fabric, which also seals the edges to help prevent peeling and fraying.
  • Your design will last longer if you wash the shirt inside out.

Stenciled Ninjago eyes to use on T-shirts or other projects.  {Jewels at Home}

Here are some close-ups of red Ninjago Kai and blue Ninjago Jay:

DIY Ninjago T-shirt.  Red for Kai. {Jewels at Home}

DIY Ninjago T-shirt.  Blue for Jay. {Jewels at Home}

Besides red for Kai, and blue for Jay, I also made heather gray (because I’m not crazy enough to make a white T-shirt for a little boy) for Zane, black for Cole, and green for Lloyd Garmadon, the birthday boy!

Charming handmade Ninjago T-shirts. {Jewels at Home}

Make these cute DIY Ninjago eyes T-shirts.  Tutorial from Jewels at Home.

Make these cute DIY Ninjago eyes T-shirts.  Tutorial from Jewels at Home.

Hope you’ll try some of these ideas and make shirts for your own little guys!

You can also always find great sales on Ninjago and other Lego shirts, games, and toys at Zulily.com!

“Jewels”

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8 thoughts on “DIY Ninjago Eyes T-shirts

  1. Pingback: Ninjago Birthday Party – Part 1 | Jewels at Home

    • Thanks for your comment. I used regular acrylic craft paint mixed with textile medium, which is something you can buy at the craft store to mix into the paint. It doesn’t dilute the color, but it makes the paint more flexible when it’s dry. When the paint was dry, I put a thin cloth over it and ironed it to help set the colors. The shirts have held up well in the wash.

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