A quick trip through the party store yielded NO Lego Ninjago. Tons of TMNT, but no Ninjago--not even any Lego stuff.
Ok. Lemme rethink this. What was I going to the party store to get exactly? A bunch of licensed doodads that every parent will have to surreptitiously throw out after bedtime? I don't want that anyway.
I decided that I would limit the spending on each child to $5. With that $5, I was going to give each kid something they might really use: A karate gi.
I know karate and ninja aren't the same, but we're talking about 7-year-olds. I thought I could risk it.
I went to Joann's and found t-shirts on sale for $2.27 each. I bought 10. Then the felt by the yard was $8.99. I bought 1 yard. DONE!
Here's what I did with them: