How to Make A Pirate Hat

We've been working on how to make a pirate hat after reading a number of fantastic pirate books. The latest pirate book we read is "Peter and the Pig" by Simon Grant and Jenny Cooper.

Make a Pirate Hat

This story is so funny! Peter the pirate needs a parrot so he goes to a pet shop. Instead of a parrot, Peter ends up with a pig, a pooper-scooper and a rubber duck, among other things. Let's just say that the pet shop owner is one terrific sales person!

As the boys' imaginations were captivated, pirate play became the focus of the afternoon.

How to Make a Pirate Hat

Here's how we made some simple but very effective pirate hats.

You're welcome to download this free pirate hat template: which can be printed.

How to Make A Pirate Hat

Firstly, we cut out the pirate hat shape.
How to Make A Pirate Hat

Secondly, we stuck on the skull and cross bones.

How to Make A Pirate Hat

Thirdly, we stuck the headband to each side of the pirate hats.

How to Make A Pirate Hat

Time to wear the pirate hats.

Armed with a couple of cutlasses, the pirates were ready to go.

Now, all the pirates needed were:

    How to Make A Pirate Hat

  • a boat ... of which there happened to be one in the backyard. Hooray!

    If you don't have a boat, however, a large box, a pile of cushions, an upside-down table, all work really well as a boat. All that is needed is some imagination.

  • How to Make A Pirate Hat

  • pirate food ... some salty sea biscuits
  • How to Make A Pirate Hat
    How to Make A Pirate Hat

  • pirate crew ... out came the soft toys wearing pirate hats
  • How to Make A Pirate Hat

  • pirate darts ... doesn't every pirate have darts? Hmmm ... maybe not.
    How to Make A Pirate Hat

    But these particular pirates decided to make some out of plants just hanging over the top of the boat. Handy!
    How to Make A Pirate Hat

    Creative! Dangerous? Not really ... thankfully!

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  • a pirate to guard the newly made pirate darts

How to Make A Pirate Hat

I'm not sure if this pirate was abandoning ship or simply going for more supplies. I am sure, however, that these pirates had an absolutely wonderful day using their imaginations and sailing the seven seas in the backyard!

The imagination of childhood is brilliant!


You may also like to print this free pirate reading record:
Pirate Ship Reading Record
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This is a great way to record how many books your pirate has read. Simply colour in one window of the pirate ship each time a book is read.

You may also like these pirate stories:

The Pirate and the Pig
The Pirate and the Pig
Class Three All At Sea
Class Three All At Sea

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