We are getting into Halloween mood slowly. My little one has been doing lots of Halloween arts and crafts at his nursery, and he is happy to carry on at home. We still didn’t choose his costume for this year, but he loves pirates. This craft is super quick and easy to put together and encourages fine motor skills, perfect for a toddler or preschooler. We had lots of fun doing this, and I hope you will give it a try.
What we used to make our pirate craft:
We started with a paper plate, and we cut in half. If your little one is old enough to handle scissors, this is a good way to practice.
Now this is when it gets messy, for the bandanna we painted half of a paper plate in red and we glued on the embroidery floss to make it looks like hair.
You can use sticky tape or a hot glue gun for this. My toddler cut some pieces of felt with my help, and we glued those bits to make a pirate face.
Overall was lots of fun and we enjoyed it, of course until daddy came home and saw the carpets – make sure you cover your floors especially if you have cream carpets or you’ll spend your afternoon on your knees scrubbing them while your toddler destroys a different corner of the room.
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