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Torn Paper Pirate Craft For Kids (Free Template)

Rrrr, mateys! Let’s go on a swashbuckling adventure with this torn paper pirate craft! Just with a little imagination, kids can sail the seven seas and hunt for hidden treasures.

This activity is a fantastic way for your young buccaneers to develop their fine motor skills as they tear and paste the paper pieces to create their own unique pirate.

Sail on over to check out our collection of torn paper crafts for even more creative projects that will keep your young ones entertained and engaged.

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Tearing paper helps improve hand-eye coordination and strengthens the muscles in little hands, making it a good activity for early childhood development.

Download and print the free template where kids can choose between making a boy or girl pirate. Use the template as a guide for where to place each torn piece of paper, and they’ll have a pirate crew ready to set sail in no time!

Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the pirate 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 pirate to life!

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First, guide your child to spread the glue over a section of the pirate background paper.

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Create the face by tearing the tan paper into small pieces, then begin gluing them onto the background paper. Repeat with brown paper and glue it on the hair section.

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Next, encourage your child to glue the black hat to the top portion of the head.

Hand gluing black hat of Torn Paper Pirate Craft

Now, glue the skull and crossbones to the center of the hat.

Hand gluing pirate logo of Torn Paper Pirate Craft

Position the eye and eye patch in the middle of the face and glue them in place.

Hand gluing eye patch of Torn Paper Pirate Craft

Place the strap on top of the eye patch and glue it in place.

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Next, help your child to glue the mouth below the eyes.

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Attach the tongue to the lower portion of the mouth and glue it in place.

Hand gluing tongue of Torn Paper Pirate Craft

Finally, draw the nose in between and just below the eyes.

Hand drawing nose of Torn Paper Pirate Craft

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

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Summer Camp Ideas

Ready to transform those long, sunny days into a whirlwind of fun and creativity? We have a boat load of ideas to make this year’s summer camp tons of fun! Read on below to find a lineup of DIY projects and activities that will turn your summer into a season of creative learning.

Incorporate some or all of these ideas to make summer camp something your little ones eagerly look forward to.

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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.

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Fun Easy Summer Crafts

Pirate Monkey Craft – Ahoy, mateys! Set sail on a creative adventure with this pirate monkey! Kids will outfit him with an eye patch and pirate hat! It’s the perfect way for kids to show off their skills while having fun. Grab your supplies and create a pirate monkey masterpiece!

Paper Plate Cactus Craft – Ready for some prickly fun? Kids can create an adorable cactus using a paper plate, paint, and our free template! It’s a fantastic way to get artistic and bring a touch of the desert into your home.

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Octopus Paper Bag Puppet – Have kids make a colorful octopus puppet using a paper bag. It’s a fun and easy project that gets their imagination swimming. Grab some markers, colorful paper and a paper bag to watch as they bring their octopus to life!

Ice Cream Craft For Kids – Cool off with a fun summer project! This easy ice cream is a great project for little ones. It only has a few simple steps and minimal cutting, so it’s great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Customize with your favorite colors and create a sweet masterpiece together!

Printale Summer Activities For Preschoolers

These pirate color by number printables are an excellent way to engage kids in screen free fun while boosting essential skills like number and color recognition, learning color words, and refining fine motor skills.

The set includes images such as a pirate boy, a pirate girl, a pirate ship, a pirate crab, and a colorful pirate parrot. These are perfect for when you need a no prep activity since all you have to do is download, print, and grab the crayons.

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Our free summer connect the dots worksheets offer fun for kids while enhancing their number recognition, counting skills, and refining fine motor abilities. There’s varying levels of difficulty, and these activities are suitable for all ages.

Each of the four summer themed printables features dots numbered up to 62, allowing children to practice connecting dots sequentially and eventually color in 4 different pictures. 

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Dive into the deep with these fin-tastic free printable shark worksheets! Teach kids all about shark anatomy and the importance of conservation with these sheets. They’re great to incorporate during Shark Week or for any shark enthusiast.

Kids will complete activities like labeling shark parts to developing handwriting skills and navigating letter mazes. These activities blend fun with education, and they’re ideal for learning more about these incredible creatures.

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When you can’t make it to the beach, build sandcastles with these summer count and trace playdough mats! Transform any learning space into a beach getaway with these adorable sandcastle printables.

They’re perfect for summer themed activities, and kids will have fun counting and tracing numbers 1-15 while imagining waves crashing and warm sand between their toes.

These hands-on mats combine playdough creativity with essential number skills, so print, play, and dive into summer math with this engaging activity!

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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 Activities For Kids

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Torn Paper Pirate Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Rrrr, mateys! Let’s go on a swashbuckling adventure with this torn paper pirate craft! Just with a little imagination, kids can sail the seven seas and hunt for hidden treasures.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • Pirate template

Instructions

  1. Download the pirate template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by spreading glue over a section of the pirate background paper.
  3. Create the face by tearing the skin colored paper into small pieces, then begin gluing them onto the background paper. Repeat with the hair colored paper and glue it on the hair section.
  4. Next, glue the black hat to the top portion of the head.
  5. Now, glue the skull and crossbones to the center of the hat.
  6. Position the eye and eye patch in the middle of the face and glue it in place.
  7. Place the strap on top of the eye patch and glue it in place.
  8. Next, glue the mouth below the eye and eye patch.
  9. Attach the tongue to the lower portion of the mouth and glue it in place.
  10. Finish off by drawing the nose in between and just below the eyes.

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