Aidan has been pestering me  diligently asking me how to make a ninja mask.  Today he had the idea to cut the bill off a baseball hat and then add some felt with tape or glue.  That sounded like kind of a disaster, so I broke down and googled “how to make a ninja mask.”  Well, I was glad I did because we found this great idea on WikiHow for making a ninja mask out of a t-shirt!  And there’s no cutting or sewing required!

How to turn a t-shirt into a ninja mask with no sewing or cutting

Aidan wanted to be Kai from Lego Ninjago, so he put on a red t-shirt so that he would have a whole ninja outfit.  He is also wearing some leather cord that he tied together to make an “X” shape to hold his ninja sword on his back.

How to Turn a T-shirt into a Ninja Mask

For the mask part, you need a t-shirt turned inside out.  If it’s a plain t-shirt, it doesn’t need to be inside out – we were just hiding the design.

Put the t-shirt over your face as shown with the tag by your chin.

Turn a T-Shirt into a Ninja Mask

Tie the sleeves together behind your head.  Aidan loved that even the back of the mask looks authentic!

Turn a T-Shirt into a Ninja Mask

To finish the mask, pull the collar of the shirt down and up to cover the face.  Fold the edges of the collar under.

Turn a T-Shirt into a Ninja Mask

Aidan tucked the bottom of the t-shirt into the shirt that he was wearing.  It did look better than way.

Turn a T-Shirt into a Ninja Mask

All we need now is some red pants and Aidan can dress up like a ninja this year for Halloween!  This will be a CHEAP costume!

Of course, all of the boys had to be ninjas.  Owen had a great time practicing his moves. (We have obviously never done any martial arts of any kind. 🙂 )

Turn a T-Shirt into a Ninja Mask

You never know when you might need to know how to make a ninja mask!

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  1. Hadassah Sep 5, 2013

    I know they are being 'tough guys' but they are quite adorable! Gonna share this one with my GrandBoys who love costumes (and Ninjas) Thanks!!
    Hadassah

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    1. Jessalyn Hutto Sep 5, 2013

      Oh, this is awesome. My boys will love this. They are always wanting to pretend to be ninjas. LOL

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      1. Jannapy Sep 5, 2013

        Ninjago rules at our house...we will be doing this for sure! :o)

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        1. Emma Carpenter Sep 6, 2013

          Fantastic idea , thanks very much. My son will love this!

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          1. Rachael Resurreccion Sep 6, 2013

            Another reason I love your blog. We will probably have ninjas all over the house after quiet time!

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            1. Jennifer Sep 6, 2013

              This is awesome! All 4 of my boys are going to love this!

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              1. Emma Sep 6, 2013

                Thanks for posting this! My second son (out of four!) is having a ninja party today and this tip on how to make the t shirt work is perfect! Thanks! P.S. I love reading your blog! We have a lot in common and you're so encouraging!

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                1. stacey Sep 7, 2013

                  Just turned my oldest boy into a ninja with this trick :). He loved it! Thanks for all the great ideas!!

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                  1. Caught My Eye Sep 8, 2013

                    This is awesome! I did this for my younger son today and he absolutely loved it. If you want to see what he looked like, there is a picture here: http://thingsthathavecaughtmyeye.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/its-pinterest-kind-of-day.html

                    Thanks for another fantastic post.

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                    1. Erin Sep 10, 2013

                      Awesome!!!! This is just in time for Ninja day!!

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                      1. Lin Sep 17, 2013

                        Love this costume! It is amazing!

                        Will defiantly use this!

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                        1. [email protected] Measured Mom Sep 17, 2013

                          I have one boy in particular who would think this is pretty amazing. He doesn't know what ninjas are yet, though :) Thanks for sharing at After School!

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                          1. stephanie Sep 21, 2013

                            We did this last year on Halloween and it was a hit! Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky!

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                            1. Tonya, The Crafty Mummy Oct 15, 2014

                              Thank you! You've just made my day! My boy has been asking for a couple of weeks for me to make him a ninja costume and I've been putting it off. Came across this on Pinterest and now I'm all set!

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                              1. Tori Oct 30, 2014

                                You just saved Halloween :). Discount ninja costume, no mask, sad little boy. Your t-shirt trick made my boy so happy!! Works perfectly, thank you so much for sharing!

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                                1. Gidget Oct 10, 2016

                                  You just saved this mama's sanity for the remainder of October. Both my boys want ninja masks and I have had no idea how I was going to go about that. Tried this on myself and it looks AWESOME. :)

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