Paper Pirate Hats

Written by Julia Gorham

Crafty fun for young children.


Just by folding used newspaper and painting, young children can make their own Pirates hats!

 Our children had great fun this week, with their special Pirate hats!


You will need:

  • Newspaper
  • Tape
  • Black paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue
  • Apron


To do:

  • Fold the newspaper, tape and glue as below

Step 1: Fold a tabloid sized newspaper in half.

step 1 make a pirate hat

Step 2: Fold the corners inwards.

step 2 make a pirate hat

Step 3: Fold one layer of the bottom flap upwards.

step 3 make a pirate hat

Step 4: Tuck the edges in.

step 4 make a pirate hat

Step 5: Tape or glue the flap down. 

step 5 make a pirate hat

Step 6: Flip over and repeat on the other side.

step 6 make pirate hat



  • Paint the paper pirate hats for crafty fun for your children.


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