Pirate Flag Bunting for a Pirate Party or Just for Fun

This craft gives you the perfect way to decorate your own pirate ship or pirate birthday party!

This craft gives you the perfect way to decorate your own pirate ship or pirate birthday party!

My little one is not yet aware of these, but I have this whole pirate plan.  It started off with this pirate flag craft, but it’s going to end in a really cool rainy day activity…and that’s all I’m saying about that for now!  To be more technical, I believe this string of small flags would correctly be called “bunting,” but we went with the more obvious “flags” around here.

Related Pages: Pirate Coloring Pages, Printable Pirate Party Decorations

What You Need to Make Pirate Flags

How to make pirate flags to decorate for a party or just have fun.

How to make pirate flags to decorate for a party or just have fun.

 

 

You will get two small flags from each piece of construction paper by cutting it in half the short way.

You will get two small flags from each piece of construction paper by cutting it in half the short way.

 

Fold that paper in half the short way, and then again the other way.  Cut off the bottom right corner.  When you open it up, you will have a two-sided flag with a notch cut out of the bottom center.

Fold that paper in half the short way, and then again the other way. Cut off the bottom right corner. When you open it up, you will have a two-sided flag with a notch cut out of the bottom center.

 

Decorate your flags with a pirate theme.  You could print out clip art to glue on or just draw them on like we did.  We went with ships, anchors, palm trees, and of course, the skull and crossbones.

Decorate your flags with a pirate theme. You could print out clip art to glue on or just draw them on like we did. We went with ships, anchors, palm trees, and of course, the skull and crossbones.

We also used the discarded triangles from when we “notched” the flags, gluing them on to some of our blank flags for a nice colorful outcome.

 

Add some glue along the inside fold and lay your yarn down.  Fold each flag over and glue in place.

Add some glue along the inside fold and lay your yarn down. Fold each flag over and glue in place.

A little closer shot for how to space your pirate flag craft.

A little closer shot for how to space your pirate flag craft.

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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