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Pirate Crafts for Kids

Arrgh, Matey! Run up the Jolly Roger flag and set sail, as we get ready to celebrate all things pirate! In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19, we’ve put together a gallery of our favorite pirate crafts for kids.

Pirates are always a popular costume choice, so it’s no wonder there is now an entire day dedicated to swashbuckling speaking. From treasure maps to parrots, these activities are perfect for birthday parties or any pirate-themed celebration. Yarr!

  • Retractable Telescope

    Your little pirate is definitely going to need their own telescope to keep a look out from the crow’s nest. Who knew such a cute craft could be make with a few paper towel tubes and some paint!? Follow this simple tutorial from Pi’ikea Street and inspire hours of creativity.

  • Pirate Loot Bags

    Going on a hunt for buried treasure? Then you’ll definitely need something to carry all of the loot! Create these adorable pirate goodie bags featured on Something by Cassie by using construction paper and skull die-cut patterns. Have your child color on the bag before adding the pirate patterns for even more fun!

  • Jack's Jolly Roger Flag

    Beware of pirates! Everyone knows a pirate celebration isn’t complete without a Jolly Rogers Flag. On real ships, this flag would indentify those on board as pirates. Make your own with this craft featured on Spoonful using a printable template and red, white, and black fabrics. Make this craft even easier for little ones by attaching the shapes using sticky-back felt.

  • Pirate Parrot Craft

    Don’t forget about every pirate’s favorite pet - a parrot! This Coloful Bird Craft needs only colored cardstock, feathers, glue, scissors, googly eyes, and some tape. Have your child select all of their favorite colors for the features to add a personal touch.

  • Treasure Map in a Bottle

    Yo, ho, ho, and a treasure map in a bottle! Draw a map around your yard or house and hide a few goodies for your kids to find. Include fun pictures and clues to hunt down those gems! Follow this inspiration from blogger Paris Bourke, and place your newly created treasure map in a bottle for some extra fun.

  • Felt Pirate Hat

    Dress the part with this easy DIY felt pirate hat by Simple Simon and Co. Download the pattern, cut the two felt pieces, and have your child help stitch them together with some kid-friendly plastic embroidery needles, which you can purchase here. Not only will they be proud of what they created, they will look downright adorable!

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