Thursday, June 07, 2007

See How Easily You Can Outfit Your Little Pirate

Arrrrr.....It's Time to Party Me-Hearties!

Pirate Hats to Make and Decorate

by Sue Kristoff, Creative Team Member

Here is a super fun and easy activity for you and your kids. For each hat, you'll need one full sheet of newspaper, some adhesive, and a sheet of pirate hat accessories.

First, download the sheet of pirate hat accessories HERE. Once you have unzipped and opened the file, you can customize the accessories with your colors of choice. Use the paint bucket tool to fill in the feather, or select an item and replace the color. Print out the sheet, and cut out the accessories.

To make the hat, fold the sheet of newspaper in half, and turn it so the fold is at the top. Fold down the top corners to the center and tape the corners down. Turn up the bottom edge on both sides to create the hat brim. Add your accessories to your hat and're a well accessorized pirate! Or choose a star or crown to become a member of the Royal Navy, sailing the seven seas battling the forces of evil.

I created all of the accessories using built-in shapes in Photoshop PS2, with the exception of the skull and crossbones, which I created from scratch.

This would be great for any day or a great party activity! Please leave Sue feedback as we work hard to bring you free tutorials every weekday! Thanks.

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1 comment:

Beth said...

You have got to be the coolest Mom! love the way you did all the accessories.