Download the Free Pirate Craft Template and make this Easy Pirate Craft for Preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Paper Crafts on CraftingJeannie.com!
Shiver me timbers are you ready to make an awesome pirate craft. This paper pirate activity is an easy craft for preschool, elementary kids, birthday parties, scouts and more.
Get the Free Pirate Craft Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.
Do your preschoolers know about Jake and the Neverland Pirates? it’s a fun television show for preschoolers. Read more about Jake and his pirate crew on Wikipedia.
Improving Fine Motor Skills
We all know that crafting is super fun, but it’s also great for improving fine motor skills. As your little ones cut-out shapes, and draw on faces, not only will they get to express their creativity, but they will also get some fine motor practice.
Watch this fun read-aloud while you’re making your Preschool Pirate craft.
Here’s What You Need for this Easy Pirate Craft
Here’s your easy pirate craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Pirate Craft Template <— Get it Here!
- construction paper (I really like this multicultural skin-colored paper for the faces)
- glue sticks (click here to see my favorite kind)
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Make this Easy Pirate Activity for Preschoolers while reading these Fun Books:
Step 1: Download and Print the Free Pirate Craft Template
Download the Free Printable Pirate Template. The PDF file contains everything you need to make enough pirates to fill the ocean.
Step 2: Cut Out the Pirate Craft Shapes
Print the Free Pirate Template. You will be stapling it to colored paper and cutting out as many shapes as you need.
If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.
So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.
Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.
Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left.
Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!
Step 3: How to Assemble this Pirate Paper Craft
The kids will just need to glue it all together and make it their own.
- Choose what beard and hat you will use. It’s fun to mix and match the beards and accessories.
- Glue the hat on first – I discovered that it lets you know how much room you have for the eyes when you’re gluing on the beard.
- Glue on your pirate’s beard.
- Glue on the oval nose.
- Draw on your pirate’s eyes with markers or crayons.
- Draw on your pirate’s smile with markers or crayons.
- Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
Step 1: Choose what beard and hat you will use. It’s fun to mix and match the beards and accessories.
Step 2: Glue the hat on first – I discovered that it lets you know how much room you have for the eyes when you’re gluing on the beard.
Step 3: Glue on your pirate’s beard.
Step 4: Glue on the oval nose.
Step 5: Draw on your pirate’s eyes with markers or crayons.
Step 6: Draw on your pirate’s smile with markers or crayons.
Step 7: Optional: draw stripes on your pirate’s hat, add the eyepatch from the template, or the skull and cross bones from the templat. Don’t forget to wrtie you’re name on the back.
And you’re finished with your Pirate craft for Preschoolers!
This is such a fun and easy Pre-K pirate craft. You can make this Paper pirate craft for Kindergarteners and as a Letter P craft.
This craft is super easy for preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Daycare, even toddlers will love gluing on the pieces. Or just make it as a fun craft at home idea.
More Preschool Crafts Ideas for Kids
If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Preschool Paper Crafts:
As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy!