Do your kids love to craft? Do they love to pretend to be pirates? If so, these cute pirate activities are for you! There are so many fun crafts that you can make with them, and these 15 pirate crafts for kids might just be the cutest of all. Some of them are really easy to make, too!
15 Fun Pirate Crafts for Kids
It’s never too early or late to start planning out some family fun or classroom activities. What better way than by crafting together? So grab those paints, glue sticks, and craft paper, because it’s time for some pirate-themed crafting with your little ones today.
From pirate hats to paper bag pirates, you’re sure to find a project that your kids will LOVE!
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You’ll love our compilation of more than 20 fun pirate activities for kids. These include treasure chests, slime, fun printables, and so much more! You’ll find plenty of fun activities here to keep your little matey learning and having fun.
Whip up some of these treasure-themed soaps for a pirate party or just for fun. You’ll have no trouble getting your kids to wash up when soap is this much fun.
If your preschooler is into pirates, you have to grab these pirate printables. We have loads for preschoolers to do, like solving mazes, practicing cutting, alphabet activity sheets, handwriting, and so much more—all with a cute pirate theme.
This is the best, most amazing ocean slime you’ll find. We used our perfectly clear slime recipe and modified it a bit to create beautiful blue transparent slime that’s perfect for little seafaring kids.
Even pirates with the best sea legs have to come upon land sometimes. Our sand slime goes perfectly with our ocean slime, and you can have lots of fun pirate adventures with this one. Bury some treasures in the sand slime, like toy rings and gems. Put it in a treasure chest, and let the kids discover the hidden treasures.
Have a hungry crew on your hands? Serve up a healthy snack with our fun cucumber boat-shaped snacks. We filled ours with ranch dip (because everything is better with a little ranch), but you could even turn them into cucumber taco boats with some ground beef, taco seasoning, veggies, and cheese. Yum!
Now let’s get into some fun pirate crafts!
Playful Pirate Crafts
Handprint Pirate by simpleeverydaymom.com: This will make an adorable keepsake of your child’s pirate obsession. It’s also just a cute craft for summer that you can save in a scrapbook and look back on for years to come.
Rocking Paper Plate Pirate Boat by nontoygifts.com: What’s better than a paper plate craft? How about the one you can actually play with? This paper plate pirate boat rocks back and forth, just like a ship would as it rides the ocean waves. This craft is very easy to make using the template provided.
Newspaper Pirate Hat by thebestideasforkids.com: A pirate is just a flashy sailor with a sword without the proper hat! This one is made from newspapers and is a great way to encourage kids to recycle or upcycle things to create something new.
Female Pirate by theinspirationedit.com: Pirate-loving girls are going to love this craft. The best part is you can customize this craft with any hair, skin, hat, or shirt color you’d like. All you have to do is change out the color of the paper you print the template on. How easy is that?
Cardboard Roll Pirate by ourkidthings.com: Grab a few empty toilet paper rolls from your stash to make a cute cardboard roll pirate (or three). Drawing their faces on is a fun idea—give your pirate any expression you’d like. Angry, excited, happy… you name it!
Pirate Headband by simpleeverydaymom.com: Want to become a pirate in no time flat? Print out one of these pirate headbands to wear. There are two versions: one that’s colorable and one that’s filled in. That means kids who are feeling crafty can color their pirate hats any color they’d like, while those who just want to start to pretend play right away can just assemble the headband and go.
Cupcake Liner Pirate by artsymomma.com: Isn’t it amazing what you can turn a couple of cupcake liners into? This playful little pirate is made with three cupcake liners, pieces from the printable template, and a little bit of drawing and coloring. It’s a great mixed media piece for little ones!
Pirate Paper Bag Puppet by messylittlemonster.com: Make storytime a little more lively with some paper bag pirate puppets. There are male and female versions, so pick anyone you’d like. Mix and match their pieces!
Pirate Themed Activities
Cute Round Pirate by kidscraftroom.com: How adorable are these cute round pirates made from wooden circles? You can also cut cardboard or paper into circles, use small paper plates, jar lids, etc. to get the shape right. The step-by-step photos make it easy to recreate these friendly buccaneers.
Clothespin Pirate Dolls by kidsactivitiesblog.com: Make some fun pirate toys using clothespins, felt, paint, and googly eyes. You could also try this with blank peg dolls if you have some.
Paper Plate Pirate by simpleeverydaymom.com: This paper plate pirate only requires a little bit of painting but helps kids personalize it by painting their own skin color. Then, they can use the pieces to put the rest of the pirate’s features together.
Pirate Crafts for Preschoolers
Craft Stick Pirate by ourkidthings.com: Put these popsicle stick pirates together for Talk Like a Pirate Day or anytime you want to make a crafty little pirate. It’s so easy to make using a little glue, construction paper, buttons, and Sharpies and would make a great craft for summer camp.
Printable Pirate Bookmarks by easypeasyandfun.com: Save your place in your favorite pirate adventures with these printable bookmarks. There’s a colorable version or one that’s already colored in that you can print and use right away.
Cardboard Tube Pirate and Parrot by artsycraftsymom.com: What’s a pirate without his parrot sidekick? This ornery pair is made with empty toilet paper rolls, paint, and a bit of creativity. They’ll look fantastic in a pirate-themed room.
Pirate Finger Puppets by redtedart.com: Make these pirate finger puppets to play with during story time or playtime. Personalize the pirates by changing the yarn color (for hair), skin color, and outfit color. These will be so much fun to play with!
That’s it! We hope these pirate crafts will keep your kids happily entertained on a rainy day. And if you know of any more, please share them in the comments section below. Happy sailing!
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