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Busy Hands: DIY Pirate Hat

We have a lot of interest in pirates at our house, because Little Dude has developed a liking for all things swashbuckling! I think it started with his favourite bedtime book of late, Henry's Pirate Surprise by Justin C.H. Birch and Helen Poole. He also likes the kids' show, Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

So, we made our own Pirate Hat. Don't let the 'DIY' in the title worry you - this is very easy to make, and your child can help in making it too! 

An easy to make pirate hat for kids!

Here's what you need to make this pirate hat:


- Black, and white craft paper
- Card stock paper or thin cardboard
- Gold glitter glue
- Scissors, tape, and glue

This is how you can make it:


1. Cut out an outline of a pirate hat as shown below, from the black paper. 

2. Stick on to the card stock, and cut out when dry.

3. Put the gold glitter along the edges.

4. Cut out (cute!) skeleton and bones shapes from the white paper, and stick on to the centre.

Making your own pirate hat for kids


5. Once it's all dry, cut out a long strip (longer than the one in above photo) of the card stock, and measure your child's head, folding and excluding little edges from both ends. 

6. Stick the strip on to the back of the hat as shown above. You can stick this with glue or tape.

7. See if the hat fits, or make adjustments accordingly.

This Pirate Hat is easy to make, and great for pretend play! You can also use it for class activities or as a pirate party activity. 

Here's Little Dude in his new favourite accessory! 

Easy DIY pirate hat for kids!




Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.



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Morgan Prince said...

What a great idea! My little one would love this. :)

Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) said...

A lovely idea, and it looks fab on him!

Redpeffer said...

Very cute and he looks just like a pirate :)

Karen Bell said...

Great hat! Fantastic for a spot of pretend play.
Thanks for sharing #LetKidsbeKids

Merlinda Little said...

Awww looks so nice to do this! My son is not into pirate but he loves hats so we might try something else but using the idea at the back so that he can wear it! Thanks for sharing. #letkidsbekids

Tarana said...

Thank you!

Tarana said...

Haha! Mine refused to wear an eye patch, actually.

Tarana said...

Would love to see what you make!

Mike said...

That is absolutely awesome! I want a pirate hat, now! Always love your DIY home projects, Tarana :)

Baked Potato Mummy said...

Potato has a real thing for hats at the moment, so he'd absolutely love this! I might have to make a few extra swashbuckling accessories to go with it too :)
#Minicreations

pinkoddy said...

That is really clever. We are super excited as we are staying in a Pirates room at LEGOLAND this weekend so looking for lots of crafty things to build up the excitement. Thank you for sharing #WeeklyKidsCoop I have pinned it.

kidGLloves said...

Lucas says - This is probably one of the BEST Pirate hats ever......... I went to see Peter Pan over Christmas and I think this is a better hat that even Captain Hook wore!!! Thanks for linking to #minicreations

Tarana said...

Thank you, Lucas! That's the best compliment ever :)

Tarana said...

Thank you, hope you get to make this one!

Sarah said...

I love this! So cute! We are making this for our pirate cruise later this week!

Chris Carter said...

SO adorable!!! :)

Tarana said...

Great, I hope you have fun with it!

Tarana said...

Thank you Chris!

Kristi - Finding Ninee said...

So adorable!

TheMissusV said...

We make pirate hats made out of news paper but this looks way better!

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