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Friday, April 6, 2012

Pirate Ship from a Box

For some reason, my boys have been very interested in pirates so when the delivery truck dropped off a massive cardboard box, the chosen remodeling project was a pirate ship (after, of course playing in the box for at least 1/2 an hour)…


I just cut off one of the sides of the box, folded two of the flaps to make the bow (or pointy front)…P1030207

Secured the stick (rolled up piece of cardboard from the side I cut off the box) which holds the sail with a bench of sorts…P1030209

Constructed a sail by sewing two casings along the top and bottom of a rectangular piece of fabric to put sticks through (I left a small gap in the center to attach it to the pole holding the sail up)…P1030217

Cut out a lovely helm and attached it to the ship by using a paper clip in a Brad clip sort of fashion… P1030216

cut out port holes…

And set sail! I cut out a sword from the leftover cardboard and we finished the night off by watching Hook. My boys are still talking about pirates and it was a day well spent :) Arr!!!

I’ll be linking up to Kids Get Crafty, What Are Little Boys Made of?, Fun Stuff FridaysPreschool Corner Friday.


  1. Oh wow! This is too cool. My daughter would love this!

  2. Very cool!!! I am having a pirate party for my son's 5th birthday at the end of the month.. totally going to make a pirate ship! Stopping by from Preschool corner.

  3. Go Momma go! That is one cool ship :D

  4. Wow, this is amazing. I'm coming over to your house to play.

  5. So cute! I love your creativity and use of every day things to add special into your children's day. :)

  6. Ha! How funny! My children have literally this week put a "mummy make a pirate ship" on order with me.. better get my pirate socks on and make one!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Allisa