Ever dream of living in a pineapple under the sea? Or maybe you’d rather live in a secret sewer lair below the streets of New York City? Either way, both of these iconic locations have something in common with your home – nighttime. Maybe SpongeBob, Patrick, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are just like your kids too and are afraid of the of dark. Use your crafting skills to create this pizza and Patrick night light that will illuminate the room and your imagination.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
LED Tap Light, 2-2.5″ in diameter
Black marker (optional)
Templates (print below!)
Felt sheets in pink, lime green, lavender, black, white
Pink embroidery thread
For TMNT Pizza:
Felt sheets in tan, yellow, red
Tan embroidery thread
How to Make Patrick
Step One: Trace the templates onto the corresponding felt colors and cut.
Step Two: Glue the green shorts and waistband onto Patrick’s body. Glue the lavender flower patterns onto the shorts.
Step Three: Start stitching the top and bottom body layers together with a blanket Stitch.
Step Four: Once you’ve stitched the body together half way, start stuffing the head, arms and legs, and insert the tap light. If the light is too bright, place a small piece of pink felt on the light to diffuse.
Step Five: Stitch the body all the way closed, making sure it is fully stuffed.
Step Six: Glue on Patrick’s facial features. As an alternative, you can draw on the pupils, eyebrows, and smile with black marker.
Step 7: Cut a slit in Patrick’s back the back and insert a felt flap. Add velcro to both sides to make an opening in order to change dead batteries.
How to Make the TMNT Pizza
Cut out a tan circle with a 5.25 diameter (top crust).
Cut out a red circle with a 4.5″ diameter (tomato sauce).
Cut out a yellow circle with a 3.5″ diameter (cheese).
Cut out a tan circle with a 4.75″ diameter (bottom crust).
Step Two: Start stitching the top and bottom crust pieces together with a blanket stitch. Once you’ve stitched it together half way, start stuffing with Polyfil and insert the tap light into the middle. Continue stitching and stuffing til the circle is fully closed.
Step Three: Cut the center of the red circle out so it looks like a ring. (This will allow more light to pass through the yellow layer above.) Glue the red ring on the top crust, then glue the full yellow circle on top of the red ring.
Step Four: Trace and cut out quarters or dimes on the red felt to make the pepperoni. Glue on randomly.
Step Five: Glue down black yarns strings in a plus (+) formation, and then in an “ex” (x) formation to form 8 slices. Stitch the middle and end points to the felt if necessary.
Step Six: Cut a slit on the back and insert a felt flap. Add velcro to both sides to make an opening in order to change dead batteries.
That’s it! Never be afraid of the dark again with these Nickelodeon night light friends!