Ahoy Matey! Have we got a craft to delight your kids today! This Cute Round Pirate Craft is a must for Summer and just perfect for International Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19th too!
Shiver me timbers, these pirates are easy to make from cardboard, paper or wooden circles. You can make a pirate captain or members of the crew and each is adorable with their nautical stripes and shiny cutlasses!
So climb out of the crow’s nest and join me on deck to make some round chubby pirates! Argh!
We just adore ocean and beach crafts for Summer. Why not team these homemade pirates up with some of our Summer favourites?
- Moving Portholes are super fun and have a pirate ship or mermaid backdrop you can print, colour and rock on the waves.
- Swimming Mermaids are a fantastic way to introduce kids to curl animation. This free printable mermaid magically moves her tail right in front of your eyes!
- Perhaps your pirates want to make someone walk the plank into shark infested water? These Chomping Shark Puppets will gobble up the mutineers in no time!
- Fancy a lazy day on the beach? These fun printable Crab Hats will get you in the mood!
Cute Round Pirate Craft Tutorial
Chubby Pirate Craft Supplies
- Wooden Circles (You could cut cardboard or thick paper circles if you prefer.)
- Cardstock or Craft Paper
- Gold Glitter Foam Sheets
- Black Sharpie Pen
- Optional: Paper Trimmer
How To Make Pirates
1 – Glue flesh coloured craft paper onto your cardboard or wooden circles. Cut the excess off so you’re just left with the round shape.
2 – Cut thin strips of red, white and blue cardstock for the pirate’s tops and wider strips of black cardstock for the pirate’s trousers. (A paper trimmer can be really useful for cutting the strips.) Glue the black strip to the bottom of the wooden circle adding stripes of white and red or blue above to just over half way. Leave at least an inch of space at the top of the circle for the pirate’s beard and face.
3 – Trim the excess paper off to leave a circle shape.
4 – To make the pirate’s belt buckle cut a small square from gold craft foam, cut the inside of the square out and glue it onto the trousers.
5 – Draw a cutlass shape and handle from cut from silver and black cardstock and glue hem together.
6 – To make the crew’s pirate bandana glue a strip of red cardstock at the top of the wood circle and trim the excess off. glue two thin strips of red paper at the side to make the tie.
7 – For the pirate’s earring cut a small oval from gold craft foam, remove the centre and glue the ring onto the side of the pirate’s head. Finish off the bandana by glueing on some white circles.
8 – Glue the cutlass onto the side of your round pirate craft.
9 – To make the pirate captain’s hat glue a strip of red cardstock at the top of the wood circle and remove the excess. Cut 2 very thin strips of red paper and glue them at the sides of the red strip to make the bandana ties.
10 – Cut a hat shape from black and yellow cardstock and glue them slightly above the bandana.
11 – Cut a small skull and crossbone from white cardstock and stick it to the middle of the hat.
12 – Glue the cutlass onto your round pirate craft.
13 – Finish off your cute round pirate craft by cutting out some eyes and sticking them on and drawing on a bit of beard stubble with your black Sharpie.
We think they are adorable and if you were feeling very crafty you could make a simple ship or raft your cute round pirate craft to sit in.
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