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Rocking Paper Plate Pirate Boat Craft

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Who knew that driving a boat could be so much fun?

We live in the 10,000 lake state but it wasn’t here that we felt the nudge to give boating a try.

Instead, it was miles away from home, on our vacation in Italy.

And what a great experience it was!

So great that our first craft after coming back home had to be about boats.

We started with a sail boat and ended up with this rocking paper plate pirate boat craft.

RELATED: Check out also our paper plate boat craft.

Rocking paper plate pirate boat craft for kids to make. Fun ship craft for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids. | at Non-Toy Gifts

We love paper plate crafts and use paper plates for every season and holiday crafts. They are great for painting, cutting and turning into so many ideas.

You can easily turn this pirate boat into a regular boat, just replace the pirate sail with a regular sail.

Rocking paper plate pirate ship craft for kids. Little boys will love this craft. | at Non-Toy Gifts



Paper plate pirate boat craft

Paper plate pirate boat craft for kids. | at Non-Toy Gifts

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  • pirate boat template – find it at the end of the article
  • paper plate
  • brown paint
  • paintbrush
  • cardstock paper  (black, yellow and white)
  • craft stick
  • glue
  • scissors


Paper plate pirate ship craft collage

How to make a paper plate pirate boat

Step 1: Start by painting the outside of the paper plate brown.

Step 2: While the paper plate is drying, print out the pirate boat template and cut out 2 rectangle top parts out of yellow cardstock paper, 3 boat windows and one flag out of black cardstock paper. You can cut out the pirate skull yourself with the use of a craft knife or you can use a skull punch.

Step 3: Bend the paper plate in half with the painted side on the outside.

Step 4: Glue the three windows on one yellow rectangle.

Step 5: Glue one yellow rectangle at the top of the paper plate and glue the stick at the back of the yellow part. Glue the other yellow rectangle on the other side.

Step 6: The skull will go on the flag and then the flag on the craft stick.

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