Preview: Looking for some cool Easter crafts or egg decorating for kids? Get inspired and make creative pirate eggs for play and decoration.
We are a pirate friendly family. Now, you may think I have a house full of boys. But the truth is a have a little guy who has no idea about pirates (yet), and a three-year-old girl who is totally crazy about pirates (and diggers… and choo trains…). So instead of dressing dolls we often do pirate crafts.
Last summer we had a big two-day project – huge cardboard pirate ship and had so much fun making up pirate games. That is how I got the idea of making themed Easter decorations.
Instead of traditional Easter craft for kids, we made it fun for my daughter with pirate egg decorating.
Trust me, this was a real BIG HIT.
I hope you are ready because you are just about to have tons of fun. You will get a brilliant inspirational idea for pirate-themed eggs if you have a boy (or a girl like me) who is totally crazy about pirates.
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Materials you will need for pirate egg decorating:
Materials you will need for the pirate ship:
For this project I used empty eggshells that you can make on your own in 3 simple steps:
If you have younger kids you may wanna consider plastic or wooden eggs for this project, especially if they are gonna play with pirates afterward. Empty eggshells are very fragile. I broke 2-3 while I pressed them a little bit too much and one rolled down the table and broke. No worries – we had a pirate version of a Humpty Dumpty story.
Now let’s dress our pirates to be.
First, draw clothes using Sharpie markers. I only can recommend this brand because I never tried anything after I discovered Sharpie. And that was a while ago. Sharpies draw on almost anything, dry quickly and I love a great variety of colors they offer.
Start somewhere in the middle of the egg and continue downwards. Leave the upper half blank for the face because you will have a better idea of where to put eyes once when they are dressed.
I drew variety of outfits but my favourite were stripes. For stripes, I used narrow 1/4 inch masking tape to make stripes even but after two eggs I gave up perfectionism. It took a bit more time than I expected to glue tape, so it is up to you how you wanna do it.
For a face draw one eye, eye patch, nose (optional, I used ultra-fine black Sharpie for the nose) and mustache. The last step was a black round hat on the top of the head.
In the end glue stickers. I get my daughter to help me putting sticker hats and other accessories on fellow pirates and details ship, like parrots, treasure chest, barrel, anchor…
For ship, you take an empty egg carton, make two holes on the top to stick sails. Make sails out of foam sheets and wooden sticks like in the photo. Glue on strategic places to make them stand.
I made a flag out of the same material and we used a sticker flag too. Decorate the rest of the ship with stickers.
Now if you are thinking about long term pirate dolls – you can make them the same way but using wooden peg dolls instead of eggshells. This is what we did recently.
So if you are a pirate friendly family, like we are, this is a simple idea to delight your kids. Among many Easter kid’s crafts ideas these are far more creative and you must admit they are unique.
See you on the other side of a pirate play-land!
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