Ahoy there, me hearties! Are you ready to set sail on a swashbuckling adventure with your little ones? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re going to show you how to make a DIY pirate paper plate craft that will bring out the creative spirit in your kids.
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With a few simple materials and some imagination, you can transform an ordinary paper plate into a treasure trove of fun! So, gather your young pirates, and let’s get started on this fun and easy craft. But be warned, once you start creating, there’s no turning back – you might just get hooked on the thrill of the pirate’s life!
How to Make This Paper Plate Pirate Craft
Now that you’re ready to set sail on your pirate adventure, it’s time to gather all the necessary supplies for your craft. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – we’ve compiled a list of all the materials you’ll need to make your very own pirate paper plate craft. So, let’s get started!
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- A paper plate
- Pirate hat template – with visual directions for kids!
- Construction paper in red and black
- Brown and white paint
- Paintbrush (we love these jumbo paint brushes for young kids)
- Black Marker
- Scissors (we love these training scissors for young kids)
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Don’t worry if you don’t have all of these materials on hand – many of them can be easily found at your local craft store or even around your home. And if you don’t have cardboard, don’t fret! You can substitute it with any thick paper, such as a cereal box. Just make sure to use materials that are appropriate for your child’s age and skill level.
Now that you have all the necessary materials, it’s time to dive into the fun part – making your pirate paper plate craft! Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your very own pirate:
Paint the paper plate with a mix of brown and white paint to make it lighter. Let it dry before starting the next step.
Print and cut the template provided.
Trace it onto the corresponding colored paper, and cut it out again. This will be used to create the pirate’s hat.
Assemble the pirate’s hat by gluing the black and red pieces of paper together, using the template as a guide.
Then, glue the hat onto the top of the paper plate.
To make the eyes, cut two small circles from a piece of cardboard, and use a marker and white paint to create the eye details.
Glue them onto the paper plate, just above the pirate’s mustache.
Assemble the pirate by gluing on the mustache, which can be made from black construction paper. Finish it off by drawing a smile just below the mustache using a marker.
Tips and Tricks for Making a Paper Plate Pirate
Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind as you and your kids embark on your pirate paper plate craft adventure:
Be careful when using the scissors. Make sure your little ones are supervised, and use kid-friendly scissors if necessary.
Choose the proper materials to achieve the desired outcome. Using high-quality materials can make a big difference in the final look of your pirate paper plate craft.
Let your creativity flow! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors or materials to make your pirate paper plate craft truly unique.
Consider using other pirate-themed decorations to enhance your craft, such as gold coins or an eye patch.
And most importantly, have fun! Who knows, your pirate paper plate craft may just inspire your child to become the next Captain Hook or Blackbeard.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your materials, put on your pirate hat, and set sail on your crafting adventure!
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