There are many pirate-themed arts that kids can do at home. Most are easy to make and all the materials needed are already in your home. Pirate crafts are also a fun way to learn. You can let your little ones do these by themselves, but make sure you’re there to supervise in case they need to use scissors or a glue gun.
Here are three fun but easy pirate arts and crafts they can create:
We’re off to a great start, matey! With this one, your kids will feel like Captain Hook in Peter Pan. All you have to prepare are the following:
- Old newspaper or any sheet of paper
- Construction paper
- Long feather
- Unfold the piece of newspaper and lay it flat in front of you.
- Fold the newspaper in half horizontally. Make sure that the fold is even so that you’ll have a perfect pirate hat. You can run your finger along the fold to crease it properly.
- Get one of the top corners and bring it to the center. Do the same thing with the other corner. After that, you should have two triangles. You can secure it with tape to stop it from unfolding.
- You’ll be left with two bottom flaps. Take one bottom flap and fold it on the bottom of the triangle you made. You can also secure this with tape.
- Turn it over and take the other bottom flap and do the same. Now, you have the finished pirate hat.
- Lastly, decorate the hat with markers and construction paper. You can help your kids cut any patterns they want. You can even glue the feather on the side to make it more unique.
Captain Hook’s Hook
Aaaarrrrgggghhh! This is one of those pirate activities that kids always enjoy doing. It is also a perfect match for the pirate hat. For this one, you’ll have to prepare the following materials:
- Paper cup
- Cardboard box
- Aluminum foil
- First, fold the cardboard in half. After that, draw a hook. It can be as big you want. Cut the hooks.
- Next, glue the two cardboard hooks together. Do not glue the bottom end (approximately 1 inch of the hook).
- Next, fold the bottom ends of the hook outward. This will serve as the attachment to the paper cup.
- Cover the hook with aluminum foil to make it look silver and shiny. After that, glue the ends of the hook to the bottom of the paper cup.
- You can put little holes in the cup to prevent your hands from sweating.
- Lastly, let your kids use the paint to decorate the cup to their liking.
Cardboard Box Pirate Ship
Blimey! This pirate ship arts and crafts project is sure to make your kids feel like a true swashbuckling pirate! A great captain needs a gorgeous pirate ship. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Cardboard box
- Hot glue
- Wooden skewers
- A sheet of white paper
- Cut three strips of cardboard of the same size. For a medium-sized pirate ship, you can follow the standard measurement of 10 inches long and 3 inches wide.
- Using a pencil, draw a curve on one strip of the cardboard. This will serve as the boat’s hull. The curve should begin in one corner of the strip to the other side.
- Use the strip with the drawn curve as a pattern. Get another cardboard strip, put it under the other one. Get your scissors and cut the two strips of cardboard according to your markings. Do the same on the other end.
- Now that you have the two sides of the ship, your kids can paint them. You can instruct them to paint windows and vertical black lines to create the illusion that the pirate ship is made of wood.
- After that, attach the curved cardboard strips to your remaining cardboard strip using hot glue. The curved strips will serve as the sides of the boat while the third strip is the bottom.
- Get three wooden skewers. You can cut a third on each skewer if it’s too long. This will serve as the mast of your ship. Align it vertically in the middle of your boat. You can attach it to the bottom of your ship using hot glue.
- Using two pieces of the skewer you cut earlier, glue them on the front end and back end of your ship. This will serve as the prow and stern.
- Lastly, cut three white triangles and glue them to your masts. These will serve as the sails of your pirate ship.
- Let your kids enjoy and channel their inner pirate!
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