Arr, Matey! Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day by creating this Paper Bag Pirate Craft! Your kids can make one or all of the pirates and then put on a puppet show.
Paper Bag Pirate Craft:
Not only would this pirate craft be a fun to make on Talk Like A Pirate Day, but it’s also a great way for your children to develop their fine motor skills. By cutting and gluing, your kids will work on their hand muscle strength, hand and eye coordination, and much more! These are important skills for pre-readers and pre-writers!
Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?
From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, kids use their Fine Motor Skills everyday as they are learning to read and write. The development of the small muscles in the hands and fingers in coordination with the eyes is important in not only children’s learning but also in their everyday life.
Getting Ready To Make The Paper Bag Pirate Craft:
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- Pirate Craft Templates
- Card Stock or Construction Paper
- Paper Bags
- Black Marker
- Gold Glitter Foam Sheet or Gold Glitter Card Stock
To prepare to make this pirate craft, download the templates by clicking on the pencil below. Then, print and cut out templates for every small group of kids so they can share.
How To Make The Paper Bag Pirate Craft:
To begin, your kids will cut large squares of card stock or construction paper. They will then glue it onto the paper bag. They need to glue it on the side that the square bottom flaps up.
Next, your kids will glue strips of paper onto the bags to give the shirt stripes. They will also glue a brown strip of paper across the paper bag to give the pirates a belt. They can use scissors to trim off any excess paper from the sides.
To make the pirate’s vest, they will fold a piece of paper in half. To make it jagged, your children will cut all the way around to create 2 identical pieces. Next, they will glue the vest onto the pirate’s shirt. They can also use paper to add more details.
To create the pirate with the hat, your kids will fold a white piece of paper in half and cut a “fluffy” shape out. They will then unfold the paper and glue it onto the pirate’s shirt.
Next, your children will cut rectangles from the gold glitter foam or card stock and glue them onto the pirate’s belts. They will then cut a small rectangle from black paper and glue into the center of the belts.
After creating the pirate’s body, your kids will trace the head template onto flesh toned paper. They will then cut it out and glue it onto the top of the paper bag.
Next, your children will trace the bandanna template onto colored paper, cut it out, and glue it onto the top of the pirate’s heads. They can also cut pieces of colored paper out and glue them to add accents to the bandannas.
After making the bandannas, your kids will cut hair pieces from colored paper and slip them under the bandanna or hat while the glue is still wet. They can also cut earrings from gold glitter foam or paper and glue them onto the pirate’s ears.
To make the pirate with the hat, your children will trace the hat template onto black paper and cut it out. They will then add yellow accents with paper. As an option, they can use white paper to create a skull and cross bone too. Finally, your kids will glue the hat onto the top of the pirate’s head.
After creating the face and hat, your kids will trace the eye template onto white and black card stock. They will then cut out the pieces and glue them onto the pirate’s face.
Next, your children will trace the mustache template onto paper. They will then cut it out and glue it onto the pirate’s face.
To make the girl pirate, your kids can use black paper to add eyelashes to her eyes.
Then, your kids will use a black marker to add a nose, mouth and beard stubble on the boy pirates.
Finally, they can trace the sword or hook templates onto card stock. They will then cut it out and glue the template on the side of the pirates.
There’s also a template for a parrot if your students would like to create a parrot to go along with your pirate crew!
This Paper Bag Pirate Craft is a fun project for your little buccaneers to create to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day!
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