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Friday, November 30, 2012

DIY: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair


Recycled cardboard, imagination, lots and lots of tape.


Ingenuity and persistence
(and lots and lots of tape)


The turtles have a place to work out, a place to lounge and eat pizza, a place to skate, and a place to sleep...





What more could a ninja turtle need?
(Maybe more tape.)

{Update:  see the progress since this post}

11 comments :

Joy said...

Now that is an amazing imagination! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Great job! Where did you find a tire for the swing?

learning table said...

He used a tire from a lego set for the tire swing. He's actually added on to the whole thing since this post. I'll publish an update soon!

Wendi said...

My son was wondering if he had added any more to it. :) He is trying to make his own secret lair :)

learning table said...

Yes, Wendi. My house is like a cardboard storage yard! I'll post pics next week of his new "wing" on the side, and some updates he's done to the rest. Thanks for the comment--it will make his day! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! I love this! I have been trying to make my own turtle lair and it has been an epic fail. This is awesome! Thanks for posting this. It has given me alot of ideas!!!! I never thought to connect stuff. I was building everything seperatly. Good job! Thanks again for the ideas! Cant wait to get started on mine!!!!!! :)

Chiara said...

Awesome! I create homemade toys myself, so I know what I'm talking about. Great job! I was thinking about building the turtle lair for my son and you gave me a lot of ideas :) This is far better than the one on sale. Thanks for sharing. Chiara, from Italy

Fean said...

Holy Macaroni this looks cool!

I'm currently creating a TMNT "playing table" for my son and your creation gives a lot of ideas for me.

4/5 :)

Anne Campbell said...

Thank you all for your enthusiasm! My son is thrilled that you like his creation!

Anonymous said...

What did he use to hang the weapons? We're working on a project?

Anne Campbell said...

Hello Anonymous! They way my son hung the weapons was with brads. He punched brads through the cardboard wall, but left a little space between the head of the brad and the cardboard facing, then he hooked the handles of the weapons over the brad head. He also used rubberbands on some of them, looped across two brads to create a bungee cord. Have fun on your project. We'd love to see your finished results!