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pirates project pirate


Years ago there were pirates who sailed in ships around the world. At times they would steal silver, gold and other precious treasures from passing ships. Captain Blackbeard was a famous pirate. Most people were scared of him because he was not a nice man.

Your task: Make a pirate costume

  • Collect old, strange looking clothes and turn these into pirate clothes you can sew parts of other garments to the chosen clothes.
  • Cut out an eye-patch using black material or black paper.
  • Tie your eye-patch with a elastic string around your head like the pirate above.
  • Use a scarf or colourful strip of material as a head band.
  • You can make a pirate's mask if you want by using a paper plate. Cut holes for the eyes, nose and mouth. Decorate it. Tie it with string around your head.
  • Make a sword from stiff cardboard.
  • You can even make a 'hook'. Tuck one hand inside a long sleeved jumper and hold on to your hook. Make sure your hand doesn't show!

Play a Pirate's game once everybody has made their costume.

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