Search the high seas with a telescope, create a feathered friend or don an eye patch and have a swashbuckling adventure during Talk Like a Pirate Day on Friday September 19.

Pirate hook

You will need:

Step by Step:

  • Paint the outside of a paper cup with gold metallic paint, let dry then add another coat if needed and let dry.
  • Using scissors or a skewer make a small hole in the centre of the bottom of the cup.
  • Twist 2 x silver tinsel pipe cleaners together and bend one end to form a hook shape.
  • Poke the straight end of the pipe cleaners through the hole in the cup and secure with some sticky tape or glue making sure to leave enough pipe cleaner length to act as a handle inside the cup.

Platey Matey

You will need:

Step by Step:

  • Cut out a semi circle of patterned paper (whichever pattern and colour you like best) and using glue or double sided tape attach to a third of the plate on the outer edge to form the bandana.
  • Cut out some feathers or leaves and/or squiggly tie shapes and using glue or double sided tape attach at sides to decorate the bandana.
  • Using a black marker, draw on your platey matey's nose and mouth (can be as funny, mean, or happy as you like) then draw in the eye patch.
  • Add a joggle eye and your platey matey is a...rrrrrgh...done.

Parrot

You will need:

Step by step:

  • Draw a parrot shape on the back of a paper plate with a lead pencil.
  • Don’t worry too much about the shape of the body as it will be covered with feathers. Cut out the shape.
  • Select your feathers, we chose to go as bright as possible!
  • Paint some glue onto the body of your parrot and start sticking on the feathers. Work from the bottom up to give the body a fuller look.
  • Choose an eye to stick on your parrot. You may also like to draw a mouth or other feature on the face.

Telescope

You will need:

Step by step:

  • Paint one tube and one paper cup with black paint. Paint the inside of the cup as well as the outside.
  • When the black paint is dry glue the base of the paper cup to the end of the tube.
  • Embellish your telescope with metallic paint and Kindy Glitz, make it as shiny as you like!

Eye Patch

You will need:

  • Colorations® Black Beading Elastic - 91m (356626)
  • Black Matt Squares - Pack of 250 (093617)

Step by step:

  • Take a sheet of black paper, draw a semi circle with rounded corners in lead pencil.
  • Cut out the shape and carefully pierce two holes in the top with the pencil for elastic.
  • Cut a piece of elastic long enough to go around your head.
  • Thread the elastic through the holes and tie a knot in each end to stop the elastic slipping through.