Pirate Day DIY Craft Ideas for Kids

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Ahoy matey! Do your kids love pretending to be pirates during playtime? Or maybe you're planning a birthday party for a few pirates? How about crafts to make with your little ones for pirate day? Talk like a pirate, dress like a pirate, and craft like a pirate!

  • 01 of 07

    Pirate Day, Arrrr

    Pirate Telescope Craft

    Make and Takes

    Turn your house into pirate playtime with these items that you can easily find in your home! You and your kids will love these fun pirate ideas.

  • 02 of 07

    Paper Bag Pirate Puppet

    Paper Bag Pirate Puppet


    Grab a lunch bag and some paint to make these cute pirate puppets!

  • 03 of 07

    Pirate Treasure Chest Craft

    Pirate Treasure Chest Craft

    Classroom Creative

    Find the lost treasure in this crafty pirate treasure chest. Your kiddos will love doing this pirate project.

  • 04 of 07

    Pirate Birthday Party Ideas

    Pirate Birthday Party Ideas

    Make and Takes

    Celebrate your child's birthday in pirate style with these awesome party ideas. They will love being the pirate captain of the stormy seas.

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  • 05 of 07

    Cardboard Pirate Ship

    Cardboard Pirate Ship

    MollyMoo Crafts

    Transform a cardboard box into an impressive pirate ship. This craft is perfect for young pirate mateys and their parents to do together.

  • 06 of 07

    DIY Pirate Sword

    DIY Pirate Sword

    Kids Activities Blog

    Craft one of these DIY pirate swords for under a dollar. Your little ones can use this sword to complete their pirate costumes for playtime.

  • 07 of 07

    Games and Activities for Little Pirates

    Girls playing

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    Now that you've got a few crafts for the little pirates to make, here are a few ideas for games to play and treats to eat.

    • Go on a treasure hunt. Make a map and hide some gold coins for the kids to find.
    • Pin the X on the map. Blindfold your little scallywags and send them to walk the plank to put their X on a map!
    • Make pirate punch to drink. Mix up some juice for the kids and add a straw sipper with a paper flag attached to the top. Just what your pirates will be Arrrrrr-ing for!