Dovecraft Foam Pirate Kids Craft Project Tutorials and Free Templates

Use the two free templates to make four projects, perfect for creating props for birthday parties or for a fun filled afternoon looking for gold with the children.

What You Will Need

Dovecraft A4 Foam Value Pack - Brights

Dovecraft Back to Basics True Blue – Enamel Dots

Toilet Roll Tube & Kitchen Roll Tube

A set of googly eyes, a small yellow feather and twine

Download our free printable pirate hat and patch template here

Download our free printable parrot template here

How to Make

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Project 1: Pirate Hat

1.  Print out the pirate hat template and with two pieces of black foam cut out the hat. Use double sided tape to stick the sides of the hat together.

2.  With a piece of white foam, cut out the skull and cross bones from the template and stick to the centre of the hat. Cut out the eyes and teeth out of black foam and stick to the skull.

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3.  To decorate the pirate hat, we have then cut the largest circle from the hat template and cut the edges. With another piece of white foam, cut the smaller circle and stick to the centre of the red circle and add an adhesive dot to the centre.

4.  To finish, we have placed a small yellow feather to the right of the hat and placed the foam circle embellishment on top using double sided tape.

Project 2: Eye Patch

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Using the template cut out the eye patch with a piece of black foam. Carefully pierce the top corners of the eye patch and feed two pieces of twine through it.  Tie a knot on both sides and cut off the excess. Make sure there is enough twine to tie a bow around the back of the child’s head.

Tip: ask an adult to help with any cutting or piercing.

Project 3:  Polly the Parrot

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1.  With the parrot template, cut out the body of the parrot with red foam and wrap around the empty toilet roll tube.

2.  Stick two googly eyes to the centre of the red foam using double sided tape and cut out the parrot beak using yellow foam and follow the score guidelines. Fold one of the cut sections over to the other side to create a diamond shape. This will make a point for the parrot beak.

3.  To create the wings, cut out the two sets of wings using the Dovecraft red, blue and green foam. Layer the three coloured wings from largest to smallest using double sided tape and stick to the sides of the tube.

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4.  Add a colourful tail to the parrot by cutting the three tail feathers in coordinating foam  and stick it to the inside of the toilet roll tube at the back. We have then cut 3 head feathers using the red, green and blue foam and stuck to the top of the tube, central to the eyes and beak.

Project 4: Telescope

1.  Wrap a piece of 16.5cm x 21.2cm yellow foam around the empty kitchen roll tube and stick the ends using double sided tape. Wrap another piece of yellow foam around the uncovered section of the tube and cut off any excess.

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2.  Cut a piece of brown foam to 14cm x 16.5cm and wrap around the top of the telescope. Add four adhesive dots on to the top of the brown foam to create the bolts for the telescope.

3.  Finally, cut a piece of grey foam into a 4.2cm and then cut a smaller circle in the centre of the foam and stick to the top of the telescope.

Love foam? We have even more kids craft foam projects including crowns, yummy foam food and drink tutorials. We would love to see what you make with our kids craft projects; just share them on our project gallery.

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