Ahoy there matey! It’s time to set sail on a fun pirate adventure! This easy peasy, PAPER CUP PIRATE is the perfect summer craft for kids. It’s ridiculous easy to make and only requires a few simple craft supplies that you probably already have at home.
This pirate craft is made from paper scraps and a paper cup. If you can use an old cup, perhaps left over from a picnic or garden party, then this pirate craft is a great way to teach kids about the importance of reusing and recycling whenever we can.
Arrgh mateys! Your little pirate fan can have lots of fun bringing their paper cup pirate to life, by adding all sorts of embellishments. We added an eyepatch and a moustache, but you could also add a beard, a parrot, a hook hand or even make him a little pirate ship or desert island to land on! There’s lots of ways for kids to add their own creative ideas to this pirate summer craft project.
This pirate craft is perfect for any little pirate wannabes. All you need is a paper cup, some construction paper and a smidge of imagination. Just follow the simple step by step instructions below and you’ll have your own little pirate in no time. So gather up your paper cups and your little pirate crew and let’s get creative and have fun!
How to Make a Pirate From a Paper Cup
Pirate Craft Supplies:
1 – Cut out all the pirate pieces from coloured paper. You’ll need a black hat, eye patch and strap, and moustache. A yellow hat trim, and a white skull and 2 cross bones. (You can use our printable template if you like but be warned it’s just a hand sketched one and nothing fancy.)
2 – Glue the yellow hat trim onto the bottom of the pirate hat and then glue the cross bones and then the skull onto the front.
3 – Next bend the hat and then glue it onto the upturned paper cup.
4 – Every pirate needs an eyepatch, so glue that on and its strap. Add another wiggle eye so that he can see where he’s going. Finish off your paper cup pirate with a handsome moustache.
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