Pirate Hat Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Free Pirate Hat Craft PDF and make this Easy Pirate Hat Craft for Preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Paper Crafts on CraftingJeannie.com!

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Get the Free Pirate Hat Craft Template

Shiver me timbers are you ready to make an awesome pirate hat? This paper pirate hat is an easy craft for preschool, elementary kids, birthday parties, scouts and more.

Get the Free Printable Pirate Hat 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 Step-by-step video to see how to make your Preschool Pirate Hat craft.

Here’s What You Need for this Easy Pirate Hat Craft for Toddlers

Here’s your easy pirate hat craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

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Step 1: Download and Print the Free Pirate Hat Craft Template

Download the Free Printable Pirate Hat Template. The PDF file contains everything you need to make enough hats to outfit the whole crew.

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The Pirate Hat Craft template PDF makes it easy to cut out the craft shapes

Step 2: Decide if you will make the Print and Color Pirate Hat or the Construction Paper Hat.

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Choose between a black & white hat to color or a construction paper hat template with printable skull & crossbones.

The first step is to choose between a black & white hat to color or a construction paper hat template with printable skull & crossbones.

Both templates come in the free pirate hat PDF. If you plan to make the construction paper hat, move on to Step 3. Otherwise, skip to Step 4.

Step 3: Cut Out the Pirate Hat Craft Shapes

Construction Paper Pirate Hat template by CraftingJeannie
cut out the skull & crossbones, then staple the template to multiple sheets of black paper

If you plan to use Black construction paper to make the pirate hat, you can quickly cut out a lot of hats at one time.

Print the Free Pirate Hat Template. Then staple it to colored paper and cut 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!

Construction Paper Pirate Hat pieces by CraftingJeannie
Using the template to cut out the pirate hat shapes

Step 3: How to Assemble this Paper Pirate Hat Craft

The children will just need to put it all together and make it their own.

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Make these fun Paper Pirate Hats
  1. Choose which hat you will make. If you’re choosing the print & color hat the first step is to color your pirate hat.
  2. Cut out the pieces of your hat on the dotted line – If you’re choosing the construction paper hat. Make sure you have all of the pieces: the main hat, a sizing strip of paper, and the skull & crossbones circle (optional)
  3. If you’re choosing the construction paper hat – color the skull & crossbones and glue it onto the main part of your hat.
  4. Staple the sizing strip to the side of the main hat shape.
  5. Measure the child’s head and staple the opposite side of the strip to the main part of the hat to fit the child’s head. Don’t forget to write you’re name on the back.
Pirate hat template step 1: color your hat

Step 1: If you’re choosing the print & color hat the first step is to color your pirate hat.

Construction Paper Pirate Hat pieces by CraftingJeannie

Step 2: Cut out the pieces of your hat on the dotted line – If you’re choosing the construction paper hat. Make sure you have all of the pieces: the main hat, a sizing strip of paper, and the skull & crossbones circle (optional)

paper pirate hat glue on the skull and crossbones

Step 3: If you’re choosing the construction paper hat – color the skull & crossbones and glue it onto the main part of your hat.

Pirate hat template step 3: staple the hat together

Step 4: Staple the sizing strip to the side of the main hat shape

stapling the black sizing strip to the hat

Step 5: Measure the child’s head and staple the opposite side of the strip to the main part of the hat to fit the child’s head. Don’t forget to write you’re name on the back.

And you’re finished with your Pirate Hat craft for Preschoolers!

This is such a fun and easy Pre-K pirate Hat craft. You can make this Paper pirate Hat 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! 

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