Craft: How to make a pirate ship centrepiece

This DIY pirate ship centrepiece is an easy craft guaranteed to make a pirate-themed birthday that much more exciting.


Photos: Tony Lanz

Here’s how to make a pirate ship centrepiece for your kid’s next pirate-themed birthday party. You won’t believe how easy it is.

Step 1. You’ll need an empty juice carton, scissors, paint, a Styrofoam ball, a thin wooden skewer, white and black foam and a glue gun.



Step 2.  Lay the juice carton on its side and cut an inch off the top. Paint the rest like a ship and let dry. Insert the skewer into the Styrofoam ball.


Step 3. Cut out a foam flag and skull and attach with glue. Cut holes on the top and bottom, and slide flag onto the skewer. Glue the skewer to the inside bottom of the ship.



A version of this article appeared in our January 2014 issue with the headline “Pirate party,” p. 16.

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