Monday, July 26, 2010

Milk Carton Pirate Ship

We are having so much fun with the Pirate theme that I have put the letter of the week off until Saturday. Both Neevah and Liam went down for a nap today! this is a very rare treat so I thought I would surprise them with a Pirate Ship for when they woke up. Even though I did this craft alone young children would be able to help with many parts of it.

You will need
Milk Carton
Black Paper
Yellow Paper
2 Straws
Scissors or a Craft Blade

To Make
1 .Lie the milk carton on its side (the pointy end of the carton will be the bow of the ship) and cut an opening as shown in the photo so the boat can take passengers2 .Paint the milk carton any colour of course black would be an obvious choice but we are all out
3 .Let Dry
4 .Cut out 4 small circles from the yellow paper (port holes) and 3 rectangles from the black paper making one rectangle smaller than the others
5 .Make 2 slits on the long side of each rectangle and thread the straw through these will be the masts and sails6 .Glue the port holes onto the side of the ship putting 2 on each side7 .Make 2 holes in the top side of the boat one at the front and one at the back and then push the straws into the holes8 .Now your ship is ready to sail the high seas

You can make your pirate ship as fancy as you like by adding skulls to the sails, an anchor or even naming the ship but I kept it simple as Neevah woke up :)
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