Ahoy! Whether you’re sailing over the high seas or walking the plank in the living room, pirate play is tons of fun—especially for the super imaginative younger members of our families! Let their imaginations soar with these fun and stylish pirate-inspired crafts! From sea creatures to mermaids, they can create a whole world of pirate-themed artwork. Kid Made Modern has all the supplies you need to make a perfect pirate party. Here are a few of our favorite pirate-inspired crafts for kids.
Pirate Themed Necklaces
There's no better bounty than a beautiful piece of jewelry. Your young artist can make their own necklace with a pirate-like flair. From sharks to mermaids and beyond, Kid Made Modern's necklace kits help you to make lots of oceanic baubles.
The Mermaid Necklace Kit creates a beautiful mermaid-inspired necklace, with beads that resemble shimmering shells. There’s even a mermaid tail pendant to complete the look!
This Shark Necklace Kit makes one aquatic-inspired necklace, complete with a large shark pendant. The shark necklace features an array of solid, transparent, and shimmering beads that create awesome oceanic jewelry!
To create a necklace, tie a small knot at one end of your length of string. Arrange the beads in a pattern of your choice, and then string the beads onto the necklace. Once your young artist finishes beading, tightly tie the two ends of the necklace together.
For even more awesome ocean jewelry, Kid Made Modern's Mermazing Jewelry Kit comes in handy. The Mermazing Kit contains over 300 beads that sparkle and shimmer just like the sea.
Sparkle Skull Ring DIY
This Sparkle Skull ring is the perfect spooky addition to your costume wardrobe! Use just a few simple materials from Kid Made Modern's Arts and Crafts Library to make this pirate ring.
Begin by assembling a skull! Take a white pom pom from the Arts and Crafts Library and use the white glue to attach two black or blue gems to the top of the pom pom. These will become the skull's eyes! Glue a small dark bead or piece of felt onto the center of the pom pom for the nose.
Then, glue the back of the pom pom to a sparkly fuzzy stick. Twist the remainder of the fuzzy stick around your kiddo’s finger and they'll have an awesome sparkly skull ring to wear!
Ocean Animal Collage Art
Explore the seas with this wonderful ocean art! For this craft, your artist needs thick and thin pieces of cardboard, and a host of supplies found in Kid Made Modern’s Studio In A Box.
First, use a black marker to draw your favorite ocean animals on a thin piece of cardboard. Then, paint them in! Use the watercolor paints found in the Studio In A Box for twelve colorful hues. With adult supervision, have your young artist use scissors to cut out the animal shapes once they have dried.
Next, it’s time to create the background. Use the Studio In A Box acrylic paints to paint a blue ocean scene onto the thicker piece of cardboard. Once the cardboard has dried, begin to assemble your collage! Take a small square of cardboard and glue it to the center of the background, then glue the animal on top of the small square. This helps it to stand out from the background.
Lastly, decorate the animal with googly eyes, fuzzy sticks, and pom poms for an awesome 3-D effect.
Click here for the full instructions to the Ocean Animal Collage.
Nature Explorer Kits
Go on a pirate adventure of your own! Kid Made Modern’s Nature Journal Kit helps you to explore the great outdoors and search for natural treasures.
The Nature Journal Kit includes a sketchbook, magnifying glass, sticker sheets, colored pencils, and more! To create a very special pirate treasure hunt, hide a very special object outside. We suggest using unique items like a cool pine cone or a beautiful painted rock. Then, use the sketchbook to draw a map that leads to your treasure — X marks the spot! Share the map with your young pirate, and see if they can find the buried treasure!
For even more backyard fun, Kid Made Modern’s Backyard Explorer Kit contains lots of important explorer tools, including a magnifying glass, binoculars, and even a compass! With the power of imagination, turn your backyard into a far-off land so your little ones can explore—just like a pirate!
These awesome pirate crafts are a great way to exercise your child’s imagination and creativity. Whether you’re making a mermaid necklace or searching for buried treasure, your child and their first mates can have a ton of nautical fun on dry land! What’s best? Kid Made Modern has all of the tools you need to make perfect pirate crafts, and memories that will last a lifetime.