This awesome paper bowl pirate craft makes a fabulous addition to any pirate learning theme! Kids will have a blast designing their own one of a kind pirate with yarn hair, a silly beard, grumpy pirate facial features and even a groovy earring if they’d like.
Using a paper bowl for the face gives the craft a cool 3D effect too. We’ve made a template for the pirate hat and patch to make the prep work for this awesome pirate craft a breeze.
Look for more fun pirate theme activities at the bottom of this post!
How to Make a Paper Bowl Pirate Craft
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Supplies Needed to Make This Paper Bowl Pirate Craft
- paper bowl (we used 20 oz. size)
- tan paint (we used a light mocha color)
- red and/0r blue paint
- white paint
- paint brush
- pirate hat and eye patch pattern (printed on black cardstock)
- white, red and blue cardstock (or construction paper)
- yarn for pirate hair
- large googly eyes
- metal binder ring (optional)
- hole punch (optional)
Instructions for Making this Pirate Paper Bowl Craft
1. Turn your paper bowl upside down. Draw a line with your pencil across the paper bowl about 1/4 way down to separate where to paint the bandana and the face.
2. Paint the larger section with your skin tone paint and the top section (the bandana part) with red or blue paint. Then dip the pencil eraser end of a pencil into white paint and print it onto the bandana section to make polka dots. Continuing dabbing and printed the pencil eraser to fill the bandana with polka dots. Set aside the bowl to dry completely.
3. While your paint is drying, print the pirate hat and eye patch template out on black cardstock (or construction paper). Cut out the pieces. You can also cut out a skull and cross bones out of white paper and two strips for the bandana tie.
4. When your paint is finished drying, glue a large googly eye and an eye patch on your paper bowl. Then use your markers to draw on a nose, mouth and beard on your paper bowl pirate craft.
5. Cut off several strands of yarn for your pirate hair. Glue them on the sides of the paper plate or at the bottom of the bandana framing the face. We love using tacky glue to give the yarn some extra hold.
6. Glue the bandana tie strips on the side of the pirate face and glue the pirate hat on top of the bandana.
7. If you want to add an earring to your paper bowl pirate craft, punch a hole on the side of the paper bowl with a hole punch and add a metal binder ring for the earring.
Looking for more awesome summer crafts?
You’ll love this cupcake liner ice cream cone or this DIY Funny Face Flip Book. Make sure to take a look at our 50 Zoo Animal Crafts that are great for making after a trip to the zoo.
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Pirate Digraph Spin and Cover // Recipe for Teaching
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Glittering Pirate Treasure Slime // Schooling a Monkey
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I Spy ABC Treasure Map Writing Activity // Powerful Mothering
Pirate Dice Activities // Fairy Poppins
Pirate Sight Word Bingo // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Pirate Treasure Greater Than Less Than Activity // Science Kiddo
Pirate Monkey Beginning Sounds Activity // Pages of Grace
Sink the Sight Word Pirate Ships // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Pirate Themed Number Puzzles // Sara J Creations
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Treasure Chest Math Facts Sort // The Kindergarten Connection
Editable Pirate Sight Word Game // Playdough to Plato