How to make a pirate ship from construction paper

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Take an adventure on the high seas with your own pirate ship made of construction paper. The lightweight ship may not be seaworthy, but it will ride the waves in your imagination. Create a pair of boats to have make-believe duels with yourself or with friends. This paper craft also serves as a table decoration at a pirate-theme birthday party. Add a bottom to the boat to turn it into a party candy holder.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Brown construction paper
  • Black marker
  • Straw
  • White construction paper
  • Stapler
  • Pencil
  • Sellotape

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  1. 1

    Place a piece of brown construction paper on the table. Fold the paper into equal thirds. Flip the paper upside down, so the folds are touching the table.

  2. 2

    Draw black horizontal lines on the top and the bottom folds. No lines need to be drawn on the middle portion, since that is the bottom of the boat. Add small vertical lines to each row, alternating where you draw them. They will look like wooden planks. Add a couple of swirly circles to look like tree knots. Flip the paper back over. Raise the two edges.

  3. 3

    Fold a second piece of brown construction paper into thirds. Cut the second piece of paper on the folds. Draw lines on two of the three folds, as you did in Step Two.

  4. 4

    Attach one strip of the cut construction paper to the open edge of the first piece of folded paper. Use the stapler. Secure the strip of paper from the inside using scotch tape. Repeat on the other side.

  5. 5

    Cut a triangle out of the white paper. Draw a skull and crossbones to make a pirate flag. Tape the flag to the straw. Attach the bottom of the straw to the inside of the boat. Use the tape to secure the straw flag mast.

Tips and warnings

  • Use cardboard as a base in order to make a sturdier pirate ship.

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