Preview: Looking for some cool Easter crafts 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 house full of boys. But the truth is a have a little guy who have no idea about pirates (yet), and three year old girl who is totally crazy about pirates (and diggers… and choo choo trains…). So instead of dressing dolls we often do pirate crafts.
Last summer we had 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 Easter pirate eggs.
Trust me, this was a real BIG HIT.
Hope you are ready, because you are just about to have tons of fun. You will get brilliant inspirational idea for pirate themed eggs if you have guy (or a girl like me) who is totally crazy about pirates.
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Materials you will need for pirate eggs:
Materials you will need for 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 afterwards. 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 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 great variety of colours they offer.
Start somewhere in the middle of the egg and continue downwards. Leave upper half empty for the face because you will have better idea 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 nose) and moustache. Last step was 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 empty egg carton, make two holes on the top to stick sails. Make sails out of foam sheets and wooden stick like in the photo. Glue on strategic places to make them stand.
I made a flag out of same material and we used 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 eggshells. This is what we did recently.
So if you are pirate friendly family, like we are, this is a simple idea to delight your kids. Among many Easter kids crafts ideas these are far more creative and you must admit they are unique.
See you on the other side in a pirate play-land!