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DIY Pirate Ship Craft For Kids (Free Template)

Ahoy, mateys! Let’s set sail on the most exciting adventure of the summer where kids can be the captain of their own ship! Grab your eye patch, hoist the Jolly Roger, and let’s go!

Every swashbuckler needs a ship to brave the ocean waves, so to get ready for the adventure they can make this pirate ship craft

Your little buccaneers will be excited to get busy building a ship that’s ready for any voyage whether they’re searching for hidden treasure or defending their crew from sea monsters.

The adventure doesn’t have to stop here! Our treasure chest is full of summer crafts for kids. There are lots of cool projects to keep your little ones entertained and creative all summer long. Anchors aweigh!

Pirate Boat Craft

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This fun and creative activity is perfect for kids to work on their developmental skills while letting their imaginations run wild.

Use our free template and step-by-step instructions so that in no time, you’ll have a fleet of scallywag ships ready to conquer the seven seas right from your living room.

Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the ship template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this DIY to life!

Hand holding Pirate Ship Craft template

First, encourage your child to glue the red flag to the top portion of the shorter pole.

Hand gluing flag of Pirate Ship Craft

Next, guide your child to glue the bucket below the red flag.

Hand gluing crow's nest of Pirate Ship Craft

Position the skull and crossbones in the center of the sail and glue it in place.

Hand gluing pirate logo of Pirate Ship Craft

Glue the wide flag to the top portion of the taller post.

Hand gluing flag of Pirate Ship Craft

Place the sail in the center of the main pole and glue it in place.

Hand gluing jolly roger of Pirate Ship Craft

Now, glue the decks to the top portion of the ship.

Hand gluing forecastle deck of Pirate Ship Craft
Hand gluing quarter deck of Pirate Ship Craft

Next, help your child position the smaller pole to the top and back portion of the ship and glue it in place.

Hand gluing fore mast of Pirate Ship Craft

Take the main pole and glue it in the center top portion of the ship.

Hand gluing main mast of Pirate Ship Craft

Optionally: If you’re not stapling the ship to a bulletin board, then glue the popsicle stick to the back and center of the taller pole. This will help keep it more stable and not flop over or rip.

Hand gluing popsicle of Pirate Ship Craft

Be sure to check out our ocean crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

Hand holding finished example of Pirate Ship Craft

Summer Ideas For Kids

Keep the kids entertained and engaged this summer with a ship full of summer ideas! They’re perfect for keeping young minds active and creative during the break. Find DIY’s that spark imagination and educational activities that make learning fun.

Read on below to discover a fantastic selection of books, hands-on projects, and activities that will make this summer unforgettable for your kids.

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Summer Books For Kids

How To Catch A Mermaid is the summer version of the classic “How To Catch” series! It’s perfect for mermaid fans and summer lovers alike!

Gorilla Loves Vanilla is all about, you guessed it – ice cream! This silly book will have kids laughing and asking for you to read it again and again.

Goodnight Pirate is a fun bedtime book to read to kids all summer long! They’ll love the illustrations, story, and rhyming words.

Finished example of Pirate Ship Craft

Kids Summer Crafts

Killer Whale Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Ready to make a splash this summer? Turn an ordinary toilet paper roll into an awesome killer whale! It’s a whale of a good time and perfect for a sea adventure at home. Dive into creativity and make a splash by recycling a common household item!

Flamingo Puppet Craft – Let’s flamingle with fun and make a fabulous flamingo puppet out of a paper bag! It’s a fun activity that will add a splash of tropical charm to any playtime. Kids will be excited to put on a show and let their imaginations take flight!

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Paper Plate Ice Cream Craft – Scoop up some sweet fun this summer with a paper plate and paint! It’s the coolest way to create delicious looking treats without any melting. It’s as sweet as summertime itself, so be sure to grab the free template!

Pirate Monkey Craft – Add a swashbuckling twist to your activity time with this adorable pirate monkey! This cheeky mate will be ready to join your crew on daring adventures across the high seas.

Summertime Printables

Dive into some magical fun with our mermaid bookmarks! Coloring is the perfect way for kids to practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. These free printable bookmarks are ideal for little bookworms or inspiring young readers to keep their place.

Print them out on sturdy card stock, let the kids use their creativity with colors and embellishments, and then laminate them for a lasting underwater adventure!

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Set sail on a summer of fun with our summer connect the dots worksheets! These activities are a boatload of fun and brain boosting, too! As kids connect the dots, they’ll learn numbers and hone their fine motor skills.

Our summer dot to dot printables feature a swimming boy, a crab, a juicy slice of watermelon, and a majestic sandcastle. There are varying levels of difficulty, so they’re great for kids of all ages to enjoy. Print them out when you need an easy, no-prep activity this summer.

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For some learning fun over the break, be sure to download our summer worksheets! They’ll keep your little one’s brain buzzing! These worksheets include handwriting practice for the letter S, a letter S maze, and a ‘complete the pattern’ sheet featuring summery illustrations.

After a day of outdoor adventures, these engaging activities are a fantastic way to blend learning with the fun of summer. Print them out and let the summer learning begin!

Finished example of Pirate Ship Craft

Check out this printable summer bucket list for kids, that’s packed with 60 awesome activities they’ll love! From hands-on activities to family-friendly fun, there’s something for everyone. Plus, there’s a blank version included so you can add your own ideas or pick your favorites from our list.

Print it out, start checking off adventures, and make this summer unforgettable!

Share With Us

Did you make this activity with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Pirate Ideas For Kids

Hand holding finished example of Pirate Ship Craft

Pirate Ship Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Every pirate needs a ship to brave the ocean waves, so to get ready for the adventure they can make this pirate ship craft! 

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pirate ship template

Instructions

  1. Download the pirate ship template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the red flag to the top portion of the shorter pole.
  3. Next, glue the bucket below the red flag.
  4. Position the skull and crossbones in the center of the sail and glue it in place.
  5. Glue the wide flag to the top portion of the main pole.
  6. Place the sail in the center of the main pole and glue it in place.
  7. Now, glue the decks to the top portion of the ship.
  8. Next, position the smaller pole to the top and back portion of the ship and glue it in place
  9. Take the main mast and glue it in the center top portion of the ship.
  10. Optionally, if you're not stapling this craft to a bulletin board, glue the popsicle stick to the back and center of the taller pole so it connects the pole to the ship. This will help keep it more stable and not flop over or rip.

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Ra

Sunday 30th of June 2024

Thank you

Sam

Monday 1st of July 2024

You'r welcome!

smokeycat

Sunday 30th of June 2024

great!

Sam

Monday 1st of July 2024

Thanks!

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