In the past seamen often wore a woolen cap called a Monmouth cap, a loose-fitting shirt, and a loose fitting lower garment that stopped at the knee often called a slop.
Seamen could make their own clothing or add embroidery to what they had.
Pirates also wore clothing that was taken from captured prisoners and booty they got from ships that they seized.
Sailors were often barefooted on board ship.
So find yourself some baggy clothes and make these pirate crafts for kids. Soon you will look the part of a buccaneer.
“Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.”
Squish the paper towel roll so it lays flat. Draw a shape that looks something like a candy cane. It needs to be 6 inches long. Keep the cardboard double so that it will be strong.
Cover the hook with strips of foil. Leave 1 1/4 inches uncovered at the bottom.
Make a small hole in the bottom of the cup.
Fold the end of the bottom of the hook in half.
Push the hook in the hole in the cup. There should be enough inside so that you can grasp the end with your hand.
Decorate the outside of the cup. Use Washi tape or anything else you can think of.
Place the cup over your hand. Agrrr, matey!
Not all pirates wore a captain's hat but everyone wants to be the captain of their own ship :)
On the bottom of the plate fold the rim 2 1/2 inches to the back.
From the rim draw a straight line 1 3/4 inches. Do the same on the other side.
From your straight line draw a curve to the top.
Cut the shape out.
With a sponge paint the hat black and let dry.
When dry, print and cut out your skull and crossbones from your PDF. Glue it to the center of the hat.
With the two paper clips attach the elastic to the piece that is folded up on the hat. You might need to adjust the elastic so that it fits your child's head. You want the elastic snug but not too tight.
This is a lacy patch for the lassie. If you are a lad use a different color and don't add the lace.
Print the PDF of the eye patch. Cut the shape out of felt.
With tacky glue add lace to the back of the patch. Add a small piece of Velcro to each side of the patch.
Cut two strips of construction paper 12 inches long. Add a small piece of Velcro to the sides.
Place the patch on the child and adjust to fit.
So, after you have made these pirate crafts for kids you should look the part and be ready to sail your ship. But wait there is more...
What every sailor needs aboard ship :)
“Hey Scurvy dog! Give me some pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!”
Crumble up a sheet of printer paper. Shape the top to have a head and beak. Crumble up two more pieces of paper. Tape both of them to the lower side of the one you just foam. This will be the belly.
At the bottom of bird, stick in a craft stick to make a leg. Do the same to the other craft stick. Tape them to secure.
Wrap the belly and around the craft sticks with red tissue paper, taping it so it won't unravel.
Tape on blue tissue paper for the head.
Tape on blue tissue paper for the head. With a black marker draw two eyes on either side of your parrot's head.
Crumble another piece of paper. Cut it in half. Shape them to look like wings. Wrap blue tissue paper around them and tape it.
Cut a piece of blue tissue paper. Crumble one end to look long and narrow and tape it to keep its shape. At the other end shape the tissue paper into three feather-like strips.
Hot glue the wings near the bird's neck. Hot glue the tail to the back of the bird.
Cut a paper towel roll 3 inches. Measure the distance between the two craft stick of your bird. With that measurement cut two slits into the paper towel roll, but don't cut the slits too big. Stick your bird's legs into the paper towel roll's slits
Duck tape it inside so it will stay in. Also, duck tape where the sticks are on the outside. So it looks natural like an epaulet, duck tape around the entire paper towel roll. I only had gray, but gold duck tape would look great for a gold epaulet.
Cut a small piece of yellow tissue paper. Tape it where the craft stick meets with the paper towel roll. At the back side, you will want one toe-like shape. At the front end shape it to have three toe-like shapes. To the same to the other craft stick.
Knot the rubber bands together. Thread it through the paper towel roll. Tie the ends of the rubber bans chain.
Thread your arm in the rubber ban chain and let Polly sit on your shoulder.
Another fun pirate crafts for kids!
“Avast, ye matey! And watch what I can do with me cutlass!”
You will need to have three pieces of the paper towel roll. Cut one piece 4 3/4 inches, this will be the base. The other piece will need to be 4 3/4 inches to be the hand guard. The handle is 2 3/4 inches.
Cut your cardboard to be 8 1/2 by 2 1/4 inches with a slight curve. This is the blade.
On one end of the base (one of the 4 3/4 inch towel rolls) duck tape about 2 1/2 inches then go back to the start.
Without cutting the tape, grab your blade (the curved cereal box) and place the straight edge in the base. Tape the blade to the base and continue until it is cover completely and thick. Cut the tape.
At the other end of the base start taping with red duck tape where the gray tape ends. Continue until you get to the very end of the paper towel roll. Cut the tape.
Cover the hand guard with red duck tape. Then place the hand guard sideways at the base where the red tape ends. Cut a strip of red tape and use it to connect the hand guard to the base. Make sure it is secure on both sides.
Cover the handle with red tape.
Place it at the center of the hand guard. Cut a strip of red tape and secure it there.
“Avast, young lad! No sword fighting on deck! Or walk the plank you will!”
“X is where the treasure is lassie. Filled with pieces of eight, precious gems, and rare artifacts.” Or maybe it is more pirate crafts for kids :)
Take your brown paper and rip some from all the sides. This will give it an old look.
You can make your map any way you like. What I did was: make a large island with a brown pipe cleaner for the center of the map, bending it to make a good shape.
Cut very small pieces of a brown pipe cleaner, bending them in small circles to make little islands to dot on the map.
Make a red X with two small pieces of red pipe cleaners, placing it on the large island.
To make hills, cut a few pieces of green pipe cleaners and bend them in “V” shapes placing them on the large island.
The water was made using pieces of blue pipe cleaners and bending them in zigzags.
Every map also needs a sea monster, to make one, grab a green pipe cleaner and bend it in a zigzag shape then bend a very small black eye on one end.
Glue everything down with tacky glue.
Cover a large book with wax paper and place on the map, until it is dry.
With a marker, write an “N” with an arrow pointing up below it. Somewhere on the map write “X marks the spot!”
Another cool idea for a treasure map is to make a map of your house or backyard. Then hide some loot for someone to find using the map.
Everyone needs a compass to find where the treasure is buried.
Trace your cap on the cardboard and cut out. Also, do the same for your construction paper. With the glue stick, glue your construction paper to your cardboard.
Find the center of the construction paper and make a dot there. With a marker write an “N” on one of the ends of the circle. On the other side write an “S”. At the right write an “E”. At the left write a “W”. Make a design of lines coming from the center of the circle to each of the letters. I made three lines in-between each of the letters for like North-East or North-West or stuff like that.
Make a hole with your push pin in the center of the compass. Take your paperclip and bend one end of it towards you. Stick it in the hole and blend it to the cardboard.
Hot glue the cardboard to the cap.
Can't let the boat get away while looking at that island! An anchor is just what you'll need.
Cut the top out of black craft foam. Cut out the center of the circle.
Cut the bottom out of red foam.
Glue the black piece on the red.
Ahoy mates. Remember the September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day. With pirate crafts for kids, we can talk like an old sea dog =)