Create a Pirate Craft for “Talk Like a Pirate Day”

Get ready to make your own DIY pirate puppets and pirate ship!

Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19, and we thought it would be fun to share a pirate themed craft to celebrate! ARRRRR you ready?

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We created our pirate ship and diy pirate puppets with a combination of craft sticks (also widely known as popsicle sticks), construction paper, scissors, glue, and markers.

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We glued on paper for bandanas and clothes, and used markers to draw designs, faces, and of course a couple of eye patches.  🙂

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Then, we lined six craft sticks side-by-side to make the base of the pirate ship.

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Two more craft sticks glued across finishes the base. Then, the grown-ups cut a craft stick and stuck it in between the slats of the ship base.  A construction paper triangle with slits down the center (again cut by the grown-up) makes the flag.

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This craft is great for a wide range of ages.  You can keep it simple for the little ones, or expand it further for older kids. Put on a puppet show and don’t forget to talk like a pirate!  Avast, me hearties!

Some more ways to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day:

–       Listen to some pirate music, like Peter Pan’s “A Pirate’s Life For Me” or Muppet Treasure Island’s “Shiver My Timbers.”

–       Talk about oceans and create them with construction paper so your pirate ship has a place to sail.

–       Create a treasure map that leads your child to a special snack.

Are you planning on celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day?  We’d love to see your pirate puppets or photos on our Facebook page!


Special thanks to Roo for helping us with this creative Pirate Day craft! 



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