Cardboard Toys “make it more piratey mom”
I love cardboard toys, toys you can make with or for your kids. This new ‘make a pirate ship’ project started out as a simple enough idea – a boat for Molly to play out her Pirate Captain & Crew adventures on – and of course, as always, I got carried away with the detail. Two evenings later, covered in glue and paint, the ship was pushed down the slipway and launched with no great fanfair! no champagne and cheering crowds, just a glass of orange juice and a cocktail sausage!
The pirate ship could of course have been a hollowed out milk carton with a lollipop stick but I wanted to create something Molly would engage with for even longer.
She loves it, played with it for hours yesterday, and because it’s not the archetypal black with skull and crossbone pirate ship she thought it ok to welcome a group of giddy Polly Pockets onboard for a spin around the bay too. Result.
A happy little person, fuelled by her own imagination
…and all it cost me was my time :)
Read on to see all the step by step photos & the free hull template
and of course our Easter cinema outing to see the brilliant “Pirates In an Adventure with Scientists Band of Misfits” movie