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Fathers Day Pirate Craft
Fathers Day Pirate Craft
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Does your dad love action movies, or do you just want an excuse to tell him how much you love him with pirate activities? This Father's Day Pirate Craft is the ideal gift for Father’s Day, and it's one that your dad will surely adore! Make these Father's Day crafts to remind your dad that he managed to get the best loot when he stole your heart. These ideas for Father's Day are manly enough for Dad to use to decorate his desk, thereby making sure that he never forgets how much you adore him.









 

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePainting

Easy

SeasonSummer

HolidayFather's Day

Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

Materials List

  • 7cm x 6cm sized brown terracotta pot
  • Small piece of black faux leather
  • 20" long strip of 1.5" wide orange satin fabric for the "headband"
  • Small piece of white felt for the skull
  • Curly brown synthetic doll hair
  • Pair of 10mm googly eyes
  • Gold colored split metal wedding ring
  • Soil, succulent, and small white pebbles
  • Flesh colored acrylic paint
  • Felt-tip pens: red, black, and maroon
  • Quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
  • Clear drying matte spray varnish
  • Paintbrush
  • Standard scissors

Instructions

  1. Use the flesh paint to color the outside of the pot and allow to dry thoroughly.

  2. Glue the two googly eyes to the pot and allow to dry.

  3. Cut a small eye patch from the faux leather and glue it over one eye.

  4. Glue strands of hair to the top edge of the pot and allow to dry.

  5. Tie the "headband" around the top of the pot. Make a double knot to secure before cutting the ends shorter. Shape any hair that protrudes neatly with the scissors.

  6. Glue the wedding ring just below the headband on the side of his face to add an earring.

  7. Use the felt-tip pens to add the facial features. Use the red pen for the mouth and the black pen for nostrils. Use the maroon and black pens to draw a scar on the side of his face.

  8. Depending on the child's age, this step might require help from an adult. Cut a small skull from the white felt and add some detail with the black pen. Glue it to the headband.

  9. To protect the pirate from wear and tear, spray it with a layer of varnish. Keep your finger over the open googly eye when spraying - varnish on the eye will make it appear dull. Allow to dry thoroughly.

  10. Fill the pot with potting soil and plant the succulent. Add small decorative pebbles to the pot once the plant has been added.

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