Ninja Turtles - Cowabunga, dude!

Using a recycled laundry Pods container as a sewer hideout, this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Magic Garden is kicking. Turtles can fight crime anywhere in the yard and then recharge in their gnarly lair with some bodacious pizza. What is also great about this one is all the play pieces fit inside the hideout, so you can keep the toys inside or out and easily transport them to a friend’s house.  Awesome!

Make the Magic Garden

  • Do we want to create the city too?
  • Who will be bad guys?
  • Should we wear or make costumes of our favorite Turtles?
  • Should we make a pizza for the lair?
  • What will the Turtles be doing?
  1. Make Ninja Turtle Lair (see below)
  2. Adds the plants for more secrecy
  3. Add the Turtles and other friends
  4. Make the lair totally tubular with accessories
  5. Fight some crime
  • What is the coolest thing a Ninja Turtle says?
  • Why do you think they hang out in the sewer?
  • Which Turtle would you want to be and why?
Plants We Used

Hemerocallis fulva typically called Day Lily, Spirea shrub

Materials We Used
  • Ninja Turtles
  • Ninja Turtle Lair
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Doll House Furniture
  • Balsam Wood for Accessories
  • Mulch
  • Plants
Magic Basket

Make the Ninja Turtle Lair

1Clean out the laundry pod container use an Exacto knife to cut a door so kids hands fit in to play.

2Apply masking tape on the door to avoid any injury from sharp edges.  Paint the entire container silver.

3Use a Sharpie to add any details to the lair like NYC Sewer or other creative touch.

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