This craft will show you how to turn white card stock and a paper or polystyrene cup into an awesome pirate hook.
Once again the craft is part of our pirate party planner series and the hooks can be made in advance for all your pirate guests, or they can be made by the pirates when they arrive as part of the party crafts.
They pirate hooks you make, make cure party favors and your pirates can take them home after the party.
Remember to choose paper cups which are appropriate for the age of your pirates – bigger cups are needed for adult pirate hands
The pirate hooks are really easy to make and the pirate party planner contains the template of the hook you need to print out to make them
We added a T section to the hook – this is to allow you and your pirate to hold onto something inside the cup
The pirate hooks can also be used in a pirate game – fishing for treasure -
With fishing for treasure – take pirate images – there is a lot of pirate clipart in the program for you – and add strings to the images. Place the images in a container – a large bowl or bucket – and allow you pirates to fish out their treasure – you can have loor favor bags marked for each treasure item – so when the pirate fishes out their treasure they are given the corresponding loot bag
This is what our completed hook looks like:
Materials you need to make a kids pirate hook using our template:
Heavy card stock or cardboard – a cereal box works nicely
Paper or polystyrene cup
Craft glue – Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue, 4-Ounce, Clear
Ribbon or beads to decorate
Black Craft paint – DecoArt DA067-9 Americana Acrlics, 8-Ounce, Lamp (Ebony) Black
Scissors – My First Scissors
Items to decorate swords – beads, glitter pens, etc Elmer’s 3D Washable Glitter Paint Pens, 10 Classic Rainbow ‘n Glitter Colors (E199)
Instructions to make a kids pirate hook from the template:
Cut out the templates ( 2 hooks)
Glue the two hooks together
Cut a slit in the base of the cup
Feed the hook through the slit.
If you like – you can stop here – the t-piece gives the kids something to hold onto and they have a cute pirates hook to play with. Its also great to try to buy black cups if you do not have the time to decorate the hooks further
To give the hook a rounded effect tape a tin foil snake on either side of the hook using masking tape
Cover the hook with a last layer of tin foil using paper glue to secure the foil
Paint the base black and decorate with ribbons, beads, glitter pens etc
For a detailed video on how to make the sword- visit our youTube Channel: Click here to go to the video
Other pirate party crafts you may interested include: printable pirate party invitations, pirate party invitation wording, pirate party loot bags, pirate party thank you notes, ready aim fire pirate party game, pin the patch on the parrot pirate party game, pirate treasure hunt game, how to make treasure maps for kids, printable treasure maps, pirate party hats, pirate party hooks, pirate party swords, pirate patches, pirate coins, pirate spyglass telescope, pirate party food, pirate party drinks
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