last minute kids ninja sword and stars

Warrior Wardrobe

Slay the trick-or-treating scene with our DIY kids ninja costume and this cool-as-can-be ninja sword and stars! No-sew and so easy to craft… the perfect ensemble for a last minute costume that’s sure to impress. Even the littlest warriors will love this costume! Gather the supplies listed below and get your little ninjas ready to slay the Halloween scene!

Tools & Materials

  • Scissors
  • Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Ruler (recommended)
  • Iron, Ironing Board, and Press Cloth
  • Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
  • Felt – Light Gray, Black and Red
  • Iron-on – Silver Glitter
  • Fusible Interfacing – Extra Firm 71F and Craft-Fuse 808
  • Stitch Witchery
  • Quilter’s Batting
  • Pencil or Fabric Marker
  • Grey Marker (to match felt)

Steps

  1. Gather the tools and materials listed above.
  2. Apply silver glitter iron-on to grey felt before cutting, following the product instructions.
  3. Cut out the paper pattern for the sword and tape it together where indicated. On the non-glitter side of the felt, trace around using a pencil or fabric marker. Mirror the pattern to make the other side of the sword and cut it out. Note — you only need to make sure the “blade” of the sword is cut out in silver glitter because the handle will be covered.
  4. Trace and cut out the sword pattern on extra firm fusible interfacing, slightly smaller than the sword. Iron onto one of the sword pieces.
  5. Trace and cut out your stitch witchery. Iron it between the two sword pieces to adhere together. Trim the edges if needed so that the sides match up evenly.
  6. For the hilt — iron two pieces of grey felt together with Craft-Fuse and stitch witchery in between. The Craft-Fuse is a bit thinner than the interfacing used for the blade.
  7. Trace and cut out the hilt for the sword. You can use a matching grey marker to cover up any interfacing that shows. Cut an opening big enough for the sword to slide through.

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