Pirate Crafts for Kids

Be like Long John Silver with these fun pirate crafts for kids. Kids love to play pretend, and pirates have always been a favorite amoung little boys. And, with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean this has made pirates even cooler

What You Will Learn on This Page:

Pirate Hat: Make mini pirate hats to decorate for a pirate themed party or just for fun!

Pirate Eye Patch: ARRR MATEY!! Turn yourself into a genuine pirate with these eye patches.

Telescope: Land Ho! Be able to spot Treasure Island with this telescope.

These crafts are a great way to help them dress up like a pirate, and go sail the seven seas.

Pirate Hat

Craft Supplies:

  • Construction paper (black/white)
  • Black Marker
  • Styrofoam cup
  • Black Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Age Range:

3 years old and up.

Time to Complete:

20-30 minutes (plus drying times)

Step #1:

Fold a piece of black construction paper into three parts. Folding two sides into the center. 

Step #2:

Trace the shape of a pirate hat onto the two outside folds. Cut these shapes out. In the center cut the width to about the same as the styrofoam cup.

Step #3:

Paint a styrofoam cup with black paint. Set it aside to dry. If you wish to speed up the process (like we did) color the cup with a black marker instead.

Step #4:

Dab glue along the brim of the cup, and glue it into place in the center of the folded paper. 

Step #5:

Trace a skull and two bones with a white piece of paper. Add eyes to the skull with your black marker. Cut these shapes out and glue them to one side of the pirate hat.

Step #6

Glue both the flaps to the paper cup and allow it to dry.

Arrrggghh matey!! We have ourselves some pirate crafts for kids with these mini pirate hats. Use them to decorate for a fun pirate theme!

Pirate Crafts for Kids

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Pirate Crafts for Kids: Eye Patch

Of course, the meanest of pirates have an eye patch. Guess there was alot of accidents with the swords!

Craft Supplies:

  • Black Bristol board
  • White paper
  • String
  • Hole Punch
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step #1:

Cut out a peice of Bristol board, a little larger than your eye.

Step #2:

Cut out a skull (like on the hat) and glue it on the black Bristol board.

Step #3:

Punch a hole on each side of the patch.

Step #4:

Tie a peice of string to each hole. To wear the patch you would just have to tie those two pieces together around your head.

Pirate Telescope

Land Ahoy!!! Well, you won't know without a telescope to check the seas ahead.

Craft Supplies:

  • Paper towel roll
  • Construction Paper
  • Fake Gems
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step #1:

Cover the paper towel roll in black paper. Glue it down.

Step #2:

Decorate with fake gems.

Step #3:

Add the pirate marking of the skull to a spot on the roll.

Jazz It Up!!

With this craft, if you have an old pair of glasses hanging around, or go to the Dollar store and buy a pair of reading glasses, you could glue the lense to one end - give them a more realistic telescope.

Now with these three pirate crafts for kids they will be all set for their adventures. Maybe lucky and come home with a pot of gold! An imagination is a powerful tool, and with these crafts the adventures will be endless.

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