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Printable Pirate Ship Template {Kids Craft}

Talk Like a Pirate Day may be September 19th, but there’s no bad time to use this printable pirate ship template to make an adorable kids’ craft!

Printable Pirate Ship Template and Craft for Kids -


How to Make a Pirate Ship

There are many different types of materials you can use to make your own DIY pirate ship. From cardboard to crayons, there’s a medium for everyone. 

When we were making ours we discovered that using a printable pirate ship template like the one below made it super easy for kids of all ages. Having that basis for the boat just made it a lot easier for everyone to manage.

While you could print out this template and trace the pieces on cardboard, we found that a cardstock papercraft pirate ship was the best option for us. If you want something a bit sturdier though, go for the cardboard or heavier cardstock – just be sure to help little ones cut it out!

Printable Pirate Ship Template for an Adorable Pirate Ship Craft for Talk Like a Pirate Day -

Printable Pirate Ship Template and Craft

Ages: 3+
Time: 30 minutes


  1. Pirate Ship Printable Template <– DOWNLOAD THE FREE TEMPLATE HERE
  2. Construction Paper
  3. Glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Markers
  6. Pencils
  7. Ruler


Step 1: Print out and trace the pieces of the pirate ship template. Cut out the pieces for the ship.

Step 2: Glue the blue rectangular piece (waves) horizontally on the tan base of the boat.

Step 3: Glue the two masts that were cut from brown construction paper to the boat.

Step 4: Glue the pirate skull to the black flag. Attach it to the top of the front mast.

Step 5: Glue the three remaining white flags onto the mast with one below the pirate flag and two on the second mast.

Step 6: Glue the 3 circular pieces on the bottom part of the ship to make the windows.

Step 8: Use a black marker to add details to the windows and anywhere else on the ship that you’d like to emphasize.



Show Us Your Pirate Ship!

Did you use the printable pirate ship template to make your own pirate ship craft? Show us! Snap a picture and tag us on Instagram @ThatKidsCraftSite! We can’t wait to celebrate your creativity!


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