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Renaissance Revivial

Renaissance Revivial

landiBy Yolandi Du Toit

Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael! All of them phenomenal Italian renaissance artists, sure, but most importantly: Green turtles with mad martial arts skills! (Enter NINJA CHOP! here)

Be assured that it is not only the girly-girls that want the ultimate themed party – the rough-and-tough boys are just as demanding and with an array of superheroes or action figures that are just: “Sooooo cooool moooom!” there is no way to say no.

Since our favourite turtles have been revived, and I always like promoting at least semi-healthy snacks, a tangy turtle treat was just waiting to be discovered.

Let’s start with the most important step to anything Turtle:

Green is good! No matter where you stop, you always start with green.

On to the practical stuff.

Since it might not be ideal weather to play outside, everybody can work on their Tangy Turtle Treat Team to take home. Not only will this keep them busy at the party, but it is also a fantastic healthy snack and very easy to make. To get your little one excited before the big day, they can assist you in creating some Ninja-level decor.

Tangy Turtle Treat

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For this turtle trick you will need Granny Smith apples (preferably 4 per child)

6 simple items: red, blue, orange and purple crepe paper, googly eyes and glue.                                           CrepePaper

You are halfway done!

  1. You have the apple and that is the face.
  2. Cut  a strip of each colour crepe paper to measure around the apple for the mask of each    turtle – ensuring    everybody has one of each.
  3.  Use glue to stick the ends together and add googly eyes to the front.

Ninja-level Decor

For this turtle tip you will need lime green Chinese lanterns and/or balloons – any quantity.

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7 simple items: red, blue, orange and purple crepe paper, white and black paper and glue.

1. Erect your lantern and or fill your balloon up (preferably with helium)

2. Cut a strip of each colour crepe paper to measure around the lantern or balloon for the  mask of each turtle.

3. Cut proportionate big circles from the white paper and slightly smaller circles from the black paper and glue them together to form eyes.

4. Use glue to stick the ends together and add eyes to the front.

 

Master Splinter taught us well! TURTLE POWER!!