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Pirate Kit DIY: For Costumes or Play!

Pirate Kit? Why, of course we’d need to do one! Everyone wants to be a from time to time, right? This fantastic kit is a great gift for college students, for National Talk Like a Pirate Day and even for Halloween! You’ll love it!


Pirate Kit DIY

Come and join us in having some good ole Pirate Fun! Whether your on the high seas or in your living room, we can help you get into your imagination ship!

I have been blessed with some awesome people in my life.  One of which is my very first niece.  I still remember the very first time I saw her and held her! That beautiful baby stole my heart! I will admit, I’ve told that story and/or thought about that moment so many times I feel like I must be somewhere close to 80 but that’s okay, it was great!

pirate-girls-diy-pirate-kitThis year the little beauty graduated high school this year and has started her first year in college. (Could you guess I’m proud?) So, as her graduation gift, I promised to send care packages as long as she is in college.

Should she decide to go all the way to her doctorate my husband is gonna have to get a second job to support our boxes! Especially since I keep wanting to go overboard on what I buy for them. LOL. Whatever, what the husband doesn’t know will not hurt him (unless he finds out, then I might! haha). All jokes aside, Uncle is very proud as well and happy to share this ongoing graduation gift!

All that being said, since National Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th, I decided that she needed a Pirate box. Long John Silvers and Dunkin’ Donuts both have freebies if you come in and talk like a pirate and an even better freebie if you dress up!

With this in mind, I got to work researching and trying to find what I should make or put in her box. She has a love for Johnny Depp so a few of them are related. I thought I’d share the links and pictures with you. Hope you enjoy!



Pirate Kit DIY: For Costumes or Play! @Crafty_ZooIn Our Kit

Treasure Chest with Gold Coins, jewels, and some other treasures!

Eye Patch

DIY Hook (directions below)

Cardboard Pirate Sword to Make

Sash (directions below)


Pirates of the Caribbean Pirate-Speak Printable

Honorary Pirate Printable

Pirates Border Free Printable

Pirates Code


Pirate eye patch

DIY Pirate Treasure Chest

Make Your Own Paper Toys!


How to Make a Treasure Chest

We used a plastic grape container but you can use whatever you’d like. Cover the container, inside and out with paper. Newspaper would be okay but a thicker paper would be best. We used Elmer’s Glue and let it dry overnight. Paint the paper brown and let dry. While it’s drying, you can make the bolts and strap to go around it using strips of paper with dots on it and the skull. Once the brown paint is dry, use black paint to make the box look more realistic, let dry again. When it’s all dry, glue on your strips all the way around and the skull on the top. That’s all! It takes a lot of time but is very easy to do.

How To Make a Pirate’s Hook

To make the hook, take a plastic cup (like you get from takeout) and spray paint it black. While it’s drying, cut the shape of a hook out of cardboard leaving a longish piece at the bottom to fold in to help it keep from coming out (plus this way you can hold on to it with your fingers). Wrap the cardboard in tin foil. Cut a small slit into the end of the cup and insert your hook, folding the extra inside to one side.  Commence with piracy!

How To Make a Pirate’s Sash

Cut a piece of cloth about 8-12 inches wide and long enough to wrap around and still have plenty to hang down. You don’t have to sew it or anything, it’s supposed to look rough! Tie around your waist so that there is plenty hanging down!

I’d love to hear yer thoughts, adventures or anything about Pirates!


Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

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