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Ninja Tree Topper (with light up eyes!)

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You'd think that a throwing star would be better for a tree topper. But a throwing star is easier to make as an ornament than a ninja is. Plus, if you had a bunch of ninja ornaments it wouldn't be as cool if they had light up eyes. Heck, maybe it would. But still.

 
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Step 1: Materials

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I'll divide these into what you need for the actual ninja, and what you need for the light-up part.

For the ninja:
Black material (I used felt)
Flesh colored material
Sewing machine
Needle and thread
Glue (hot glue probably works best)
Some sort of fiber fill
Scissors
Paper (to make the pattern for the ninja) or you can print the jpg or PDF that are on this step.The PDF is a bit bigger, and on top of our tree it's a pretty good size.

For the light-up part:
2 LEDs
Some kind of switch or battery holder with a switch
A soldering iron
Solder
Batteries
Perhaps some extra wire.

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Step 2: Creating Radnor

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Radnor is the name of my ninja. I just decided he needed a name for the sake of the step names. Plus it's one in the morning, and everything sounds good at one in the morning.

Anyway, draw a ninja on a piece of paper. Or you can print out the PDF I have on the previous step.

So once you've drawn the pattern, cut it out and pin it to a piece of black material. I bet you know where I'm going with this, don't you? Yes, you probably do.

Cut out two of your ninja shapes.


=SMART=4 years ago
haha very cool
jtobako4 years ago
The pose looks...painful...couldn't you put a piece of wire in an arm and have it hanging on instead?
caitlinsdad4 years ago
Prepare for the onslaught of wiring LEDs without resistors.  Twist stranded wire ends into one wire first and then wrap around your lead to the LED to solder. Makes a neater joint.  Practice makes perfect.
Sunbanks (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
I thought sbout msybe using a resistor, but with only 3 days till it would be taken down I decided not to :P 
This is fantastic, they'll be in stores by next year.
Sunbanks (author)  Weissensteinburg4 years ago
:D 
ChrysN4 years ago
Very cute, it goes so well with the ninja stars!
Sunbanks (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Thanks! 
Dr.Paj4 years ago
That looks painful for the ninja.
No wonder his eyes are glowing red.
Sunbanks (author)  Dr.Paj4 years ago
Yes, he's very angry. Thankfully he can't get off the tree, or he'd probably do some damage. 
yokozuna4 years ago
Well done! :)
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Sunbanks (author)  yokozuna4 years ago
:D Thanks! 
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