Quick Craft: How to Make a Pirate Eye Patch from Craft Foam

Pirate Eye Patch Craft Project

Pirate Eye Patch Craft Project

We’ve been having a lot of fun coming up with ways to use craft foam lately, and this pirate eye patch was really quick and a lot of fun to play with.  We ended up making a treasure map and some other fun things to go along with it and reading How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon.

What You Need to Make a Pirate Eye Patch:

  • Craft foam
  • Scissors
  • String or cord
  • Marker (optional)
Pirate Eye Patch Craft Supplies

Pirate Eye Patch Craft Supplies

From your craft foam, cut out half an oval that is about two inches high and two inches long. This will be your pirate eye patch.

From your craft foam, cut out half an oval that is about two inches high and two inches long. This will be your pirate eye patch.

Cut or poke a hole on either side and tie a piece of cord off on either end. You'll want to use the cord to roughly measure the size of your kid's head before cutting it, leaving a little extra on the ends for the knots.

Cut or poke a hole on either side and tie a piece of cord off on either end. You’ll want to use the cord to roughly measure the size of your kid’s head before cutting it, leaving a little extra on the ends for the knots.

You can use a permanent marker to decorate your pirate eye patch if you feel so inclined, too!

You can use a permanent marker to decorate your pirate eye patch if you feel so inclined, too!

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What I Learned the Hard Way:  My two-year-old will destroy anything made of craft foam.  She seems to like the way it feels to rip it.  Also, the way it feels to bite it.  *sigh*

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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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