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Pirate Paper Puppet Craft For Kids

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Pirate Paper Puppet

Ahoy, me pirates! Prepare to set sail on a crafty pirate adventure as we guide you through an exciting DIY project: Pirate Paper Puppets! On this creative endeavor we will transform paper into a fearsome pirate captain. Not only will you get to create your very own pirate, but we'll also sprinkle in some silly pirate jokes along the way. So, grab your craft supplies, put on your best pirate accent, and let's dive into the world of swashbuckling fun!

Pirate Paper Puppet

Crafting Your Pirate Paper Puppets:

Materials Needed:

  • Pirate Puppet Template

  • White cardstock paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Markers or colored pencils

how to download pirate paper template

To begin your craft you need to download the pirate paper puppet template. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! It comes as a coloring page or already colored in. You choose which one you would like to download and create. Click on the link to signup and to find the Pirate Paper Puppet template.

Once, you have downloaded the Pirate Puppet Template, print it on 8.5x11 white cardstock paper and color it in.


Assembling Your Pirate Paper Puppet:

I've included step by step directions on how to assemble your puppet. Although I've tried my best to capture the steps with photos, I recommend watching the video provided to really get an understanding on how to do it.



Pirate Paper Puppet DIY Kids Craft

Step 1: Shiver Me Timbers, Let's Cut!

Using scissors, cut out each of the shapes.


What's a pirate's favorite letter?

"Arrr!" (Actually, it's the "C" because they love the sea!)

how to fold a pirate paper puppet

Step 3: Yo Ho Ho, Time to fold!

Fold on all of the dashed lines. Start with the head by folding the mouth in half. Then fold the the lips and four glue tabs backwards. Last of all, fold all of the glue tabs back on the arms and ears.


Why did nobody want to play cards with the pirate?

Because he was standing on the deck!

how to glue pirate paper puppet together

Step 3: Aye, Matey, Let's Assemble!

Glue the pieces together to bring your pirate puppets to life. Start by Attaching the hat to the head. Then glue the four glue tabs to the back of the mouth at the "jaw line". Flip it upside down and glue the two paper strips in an arch on the upper and lower part of the jaws. These strips of paper will make it so your hands stay in the puppet and gives you the ability to open and close the pirate puppet's mouth. Finish it up by glueing the ears and arms to the front.


What's a pirate's favorite subject in school?

Arrrrrt class!


Ahoy, pirates! You've successfully crafted your very own Pirate Paper Puppets and learned a few silly pirate jokes along the way. Now, it's time to let your imagination take over and put on a swashbuckling puppet show that will entertain family and friends. Enjoy hours of imaginative play and may your pirate adventures be filled with laughter, creativity, and endless fun. Yo ho ho, happy crafting, me hearties!


Ahoy, mateys! As you immerse yourself in the excitement of our Pirate Cootie Catcher and Parrot Origami Project, don't forget to explore the bounty of other thrilling pirate crafts awaiting your creativity! From crafting pirate puppets to designing fearsome pirate hats, our collection has treasures aplenty to spark your little buccaneers' imaginations. So, hoist the Jolly Roger, gather your craft supplies, and dive into a sea of creativity with these exciting pirate-themed crafts!


Pirate paper Puppet

Pirate paper Puppet

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