Do you have a kid who loves pirates? Do you love to recycle and make use of items around the house that would otherwise be trashed? Are you looking for some fun and simple craft ideas to do with your kiddos? (Specifically the kind that don’t send you running to the store to buy a long list of supplies!) If so, we have a craft idea for you!
This super simple Pirate Toilet Paper Tube Craft really is a fun craft to make with your kiddos if you plan to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day this month! (Or even if you don’t or if it’s not September!) You can follow the instructions or use them as a guide and create your own customized pirate. It’s up to you and your kids!
NOTE: We’ve also shared other fun toilet paper tube craft ideas you and your children might enjoy. Be sure to take a look at our Butterfly Toilet Paper Tube Craft, our Crab Toilet Paper Tube Craft, and our Airplane Toilet Paper Tube Craft ideas. In fact, you could make the whole set and put on a play on a rainy day when you need something creative, fun, and educational to do! And be sure to keep looking for more because we’ll be sharing additional toilet paper tube craft ideas on the site in the coming weeks and months.
- 1 clean cardboard tube, like a toilet paper tube (per project)
- colored paper
- glue sticks or school glue
- colorful pens
- pirate templates pdf
How to Make It:
First, you’ll cut out the pieces of colored paper (shown above) that you’ll need for your craft. Use the pdf template as your guide.
- Glue the white skull and bones on the pirate’s hat.
- Use a colored pen to outline the pirate’s head bandanna.
- And glue the black stripes horizontally on the white rectangular piece. Keep an equal distance between the strips.
Now, take the blue rectangular piece and glue it around the bottom side of the tissue paper roll.
Then, take the black and white piece and glue around the tissue paper roll right above the blue piece.
Now, take the pirate’s eye patch and glue it on the top side of the tissue paper roll.
Glue the head bandanna right above the eye patch around the tissue paper roll.
Take the pirate’s hat and glue it on the top of the tissue paper roll and slightly overlap it with the head bandanna.
To finish off our adorable pirate, use a black marker pen to create your pirate’s face and to add any other details you’d like to include on your pirate.
Are you looking for more fun pirate activities?
Be sure to come back later this week for more fun pirate-related activities for your homeschool! And take a look at the Roll a Pirate Story Printables (below) as well as some cute pirate-related books for your children!
Roll a Pirate Story Printables
Ahoy, Maties! Did you know that September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? It is! It’s not a real holiday, but it’s still completely worth celebrating. And if you can celebrate the day and make it educational too, that’s all the more reason to celebrate! That’s why we’re sharing these Roll a Pirate Story printables with you. It’s a great way to have some fun and get your kids to do some creative writing (or dictation) without realizing they’re doing something educational!
Pirate Books for Kids
How to Be a Pirate (Little Golden Book) gives landlubbers all the information they need about becoming pirates! This book shares pirate lingo and gives students a fun look at choosing their pirate looks, pirate rules, and more!
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map is a favorite among Pete the Cat lovers! When Captain Pete discovers a treasure map, he and his crew are ready to set out and sail the seas to find the buried gold and jewels. But they weren’t expecting to find a giant sea monster along the way!
Would you like to know what it’s like to live on a pirate ship for a whole year? This 24-page book, A Year on a Pirate Ship, shares 8 scenes from life on a pirate ship. From setting sail to surviving a storm to whale watching and being shipwrecked, you’ll learn a little about the life of a pirate from this short book.