Pirate learning theme is enormously popular in the lead up to Summer and my paper pirates craft is one great idea!
Learn how to make pirates from paper and use them for a pretty wall decoration or attach them to the end of a popsicle stick and turn them into puppets for story telling!
Easy Pirate Craft with Paper
My little girl is currently doing a pirate themed week in school! She loves finding out all about them and how they live their life on a ship in the sea! One of her school projects involved making some paper pirates!
Previously I had made a paper pirate hat with her and her Brother as well as a toilet roll pirate ship but this time around we wanted to make the actual pirates themselves!
This time we wanted to make our own cool looking pirates with construction paper and markers!
How to Make Paper Pirates Step by Step
Like most of my easy construction paper crafts for kids this one does not require many materials and can be made very quickly using my free printable template and craft directions.
- Colored cardstock paper or thick craft papers
- Pencil – to trace the template
- A pair of scissors
- Craft glue
Paper Pirate Printable Template
Step by Step Paper Pirate Instructions
Little kids as young as 4 and 5 can do this with an adult’s help!
If you want some more pirate themed fun then you should check out my pirate coloring pages which are great for all ages!
Printable Paper Pirate Instructions
Print these and keep these to use over and over again.
How to Make Paper Pirates
Pirate learning theme is enormously popular in the lead up to Summer and my paper pirates craft is one great idea! Learn how to make pirates from paper and use them for a pretty wall decoration or attach them to the end of a popsicle stick and turn them into puppets for story telling!
- • Colored cardstock paper or thick craft papers
- • Pencil – to trace the template
- • A pair of scissors
- • Craft glue
- • Sharpies
Select thick craft papers or cardstock paper for this craft. Select a cardstock paper for the skin tone (to trace the body base) and then select colored cardstock papers of your choice for the rest of the patterns (pirate hat, bandana, boots etc.).
Trace the template patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.
Attach the trouser cut-out on the bottom part of the attached shirt cut-out.
Use sharpies to add striped patterns on the shirt.
If you want some more pirate themed fun then you should check out my pirate coloring pages
Will you make these Paper Pirates?
Hi there, I’m Laura an avid kids crafter with two little ones of my own to keep entertained! I have been doing kids crafts since 2018! Here at Easy Crafts for Kids you can find seasonal crafts for all age groups, as well as drawing tutorials, coloring pages and some other fun printables!