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Kids Craft: Easter Egg Pirate Ahoy!

Updated on October 03, 2015
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Peachpurple loves to spend some time to handmade greeting cards and gifts at home. She always reduce trash by reusing them.

Easter Egg Pirate

Hello to spring! Yup, it is almost Easter Day, just around the corner, time to make some handmade crafts with my kids for the coming holy event.

This coming Easter Day, we will be decorating Easter Egg Pirates on the TV console to remind everybody about the Easter Day.

Easter Egg crafts are easy to make, we used up left over construction papers, empty toilet rolls and egg shells. This egg craft is very easy to kids from 6 years and above but becareful with scissors as they are SHARP ( Mister Maker used to say that on Mister Maker programs )

You will find another two Easter craft for kids hubs that I had posted last year, which you might want to try out.

Easter Cards

Easter egg card for Easter Day, anyone would love to receive a handmade card from close friends or family members. This is a half folded Easter craft with ribbons.

Easter egg cup holder

Can't let the eggs stand still? Make egg cups from construction papers! The cups are formed into grass which resembles Easter eggs lying on the grass hidden.



To make Easter Egg Pirate craft; you will need these:

Empty egg shells! I usually blow out the eggs, wash and dry them overnight.
Empty egg shells! I usually blow out the eggs, wash and dry them overnight. | Source
Remember to keep toilet paper rolls . Very use for crafts.
Remember to keep toilet paper rolls . Very use for crafts. | Source
black marker, a pair of scissors and white glue would be perfect
black marker, a pair of scissors and white glue would be perfect | Source

Which is your favorite holiday craft?

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Okay, here are the supplies that you need:

Supplies:

  • an empty egg ( for the head )
  • 1pc- toilet paper roll ( for the body)
  • some left over color papers ( black for the hat and blue for the body and green for the hanky)
  • a black marker pen ( to draw the face )
  • a bottle of white glue ( prefer the sticky type )
  • a pair of scissors ( for cutting purpose )

Get ready a couple of empty egg shells, you might need them in case you break the shells !


Of all the brands I had bought, I LOVE Pilot brand because it last longer than I expected.

It has a bullet point tip, draws out fine lines and dries up quickly.

Easy to grip body and doesn't have the foul odor of ink smell at all.

Cheap and worth the budget.

Pilot comes in different colors too, rainbow colors and the felt tips, there are a few range to choose from.

You can choose the thick tips for thick drawing , flat tip for fast and straight thick rectangular lines, spoil for choices!

Make a pirate face

I am no artist but I love this Pirate face! My son preferred without the mustache!
I am no artist but I love this Pirate face! My son preferred without the mustache! | Source

Step 1: How to draw a Pirate's Face

I am no artist either! I asked my boy to draw his own pirate face which was cute but he rather use my Pirate's face on the eggshell.

Use a Whiteboard Marker if you want to wipe off and draw again.

If you are sure, you can use the Permanent Marker to draw the face so that it doesn't wipe off just in case you accidentally rub it off.

  • A dot for one side of the eye
  • Draw a eye patch for the Pirate
  • A nose
  • A thick mustache
  • And a smiley lips!


Cut off the bottom toilet paper roll

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Step 2: Prepare the BODY!

Now, to prepare the body, leave at least 3 quarter of the roll as the body.

Cut off the bottom part.

If the body is too tall, the Egg Pirate will look weird.

Just press down the toilet paper roll and cut off the bottom part side ways as picture shown.



Roll up the toilet paper roll

My son used a piece of leftover blue color construction paper
My son used a piece of leftover blue color construction paper | Source

Step 3: Paste the body

Get a piece of left over construction paper, any color will do.

I had a piece of striking blue paper which my boy loves.

So, he applied some white glue all over the toilet paper roll and start to cover up the body with the blue paper.

Snip off any excess paper from the body.

Allow the glue to dry.




Snip off the edges

Make 5 cuts
Make 5 cuts | Source

Push down the flaps

Looks like a flower, right? That is the Pirate's neck!
Looks like a flower, right? That is the Pirate's neck! | Source

Step 4: Snip off the neck

The Pirate needs a neck, right?

Otherwise the body couldn't hold onto the egg shell.

Snip off 5 cut around the top of the toilet paper roll.

Leave some space in between each cuts.

Then, press downwards as picture shown for the flaps to hold onto the egg shell.



Paste the handkerchief

Here is the handkerchief on the front of the Pirate body
Here is the handkerchief on the front of the Pirate body | Source

Step 5: The Handkerchief

Now, a Pirate needs a handkerchief or hanky, right? I wonder why he needs it? To wipe off the sweat of to make a mask to cover up his ugly face?

Anyway, my boy liked the green paper which matched the body blue color.

So, I cut a triangle and paste it just below the flaps.

You can also use wrapping paper as the hanky which makes a colorful Pirate!



Don't forget the hat!

Draw a pirate hat and a skull
Draw a pirate hat and a skull | Source

Step 6: Make a Pirate's Hat and Skull

Now, this is almost the ending part.

Use a black paper and draw a pirate's hat. If you don't know how to draw one, search around the Google Images under "Pirate hat cartoon".

You can find lots of ideas from there but I prefer the easy to draw hat that looks almost similar to a sunny hat.

Use a pencil to draw a hat, cut out the shape.

Then draw a small skull, a big round head and a small circle at the bottom. Draw two dots for the eyes and cut it out.

Paste the skull in the middle of the top hat.



Glue them together

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Step 7: Glue the egg shell onto the neck

This is the last part.

Apply some white glue at the back of the hat, paste it side ways on the egg's face. Normally, the hat should be on the right hand side, side ways.

Then, apply generous glue on the flaps ( the neck ) of the toilet paper roll ( the body ).

Place the Pirate's Egg face onto the flaps.

Make sure the head is facing the front, same length of the hanky.

Allow the glue to set on the egg shell.

You kid is ready to play with his new Easter Egg Pirate, Ahoy!



Occupation Crafts with Egg Shells

Occupation
What you need to paste
 
Pirate
pirate hat, hanky ,a body and a sword
 
Postman
postman hat, uniform and a letter
 
King
A crown, King's clothes and a Sword
 
Baker
Baker's hat, white body and a loaf of bread
 
Here are some occupations that you can make with empty egg shells and toilet paper rolls.

Toilet paper rolls

Don't discard them after use
Don't discard them after use | Source

Where did I get the toilet paper rolls ?

I keep them!

I have been keeping toilet paper rolls after using them up. Don't throw them away into the bins. These rolls are useful for making beautiful crafts from toilet paper rolls which I had been keeping for years.

I had kept a big box of toilet paper rolls but some of them were sold off to the Recycle Vendor when my hubby said there were too many of them. Yes, we can earn some money by selling toilet paper rolls along with the old newspapers. It cost around 40cents per kg ( USD 11 cents per lbs )


How to empty an egg with a hole video

How to crack the egg

crack the bottom egg with a teaspoon
crack the bottom egg with a teaspoon | Source
wash the inner egg shell
wash the inner egg shell | Source

Steps to empty egg shells?

As for the egg shells, I had been keeping them every time I crack a little hole at the bottom and "dig" out the egg yolks and whites for scrambled eggs.

There are techniques to get the eggs filling out:

  • blow out
  • crack a small hole

I prefer not to blow the eggs out. Don't want my saliva and breathe go into the food.

  1. Crack a small hole isn't hard, just use a teaspoon, lightly crack at the bottom of the egg until the shell cracks.
  2. Use a a chopstick ( one side ) to dig out the egg yolk and whites into a small bowl. Small pieces of egg shells might drop into the bowl too. So, you had better look out for them.
  3. Next, fill up the empty egg shell with tap water. Rinse it a few times to make sure the inner egg shell is cleaned.
  4. Turn it upside down to allow the excess water to flow out of the hole. Overnight should be able to dry up the inner egg shell.


How to blow out an egg

Lovely Easter Egg Cups

This is the Easter craft that we made last year, cute aren't they?
This is the Easter craft that we made last year, cute aren't they? | Source

Last year, my boy and I had made Easter Egg Cups which he had enjoyed coloring the empty egg shells with colorful crayons.

This year, we made Easter Egg Pirate Ahoy! as he loves pirates and other occupations which I have not figured out how to cut out the hats of a firefighter nor a doctor.

Anyway, he didn't want to have his pirate with a mustache but I said that this Egg Pirate wouldn't look like a pirate if you had seen Pirates of the Caribbean; Captain Jack Sparrow with a mustache, right?

You can add in a sword or a parrot if you are talented in cutting out the craft.


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    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      These are really cute and easy Easter craft idea! I love the cute pirate

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Very cute! I like that you have included how to make them a "permanent" decoration by blowing out the center.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks floyrishanyway, isn't it wasteful to decorate on hard boiled eggs?

      Thanjs sylvestermouse, i had also made bunny and cow egg shells too

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      Dan Harmon 2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      A perfect project for today, the day before Easter, and I have my grandkids for the day. Thanks!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks wilderness, Remember good friday for fasting and then easter Day to celebrate

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I never would have thought that pirate's body was made from a toilet paper roll. Very clever. Such a cute project and just in time for Easter.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This project looks like it would be great fun for children. The result is very cute! Thanks for including the instructions for removing the contents of the egg, too.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Awww - these are so cute. (Like little Johnny Depps) My family are all grown otherwise I'd be tempted. Great fun for the children in the family. Wishing you all the best for Easter - almost here.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      That is soooo cute! I bet there are many ideas to go with this! Maybe a little gold or yellow yarn for a female pirate? Looks like lots of fun and easy to do. ^+

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      So cute! Very creative ideas here. I also love your last year's craft.

      Up ++

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      What a cute project! For some reason I've been thinking Easter is April 15, but no, it's this coming Sunday the 5th! That doesn't leave a lot of time for people who still have things they want to get done for Easter. This would be something really cute and fun for the kids.

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      Sheila Brown 24 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Cute project for the kids! Thank you for the idea!

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      peachy 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks marleneb, yeah, I thought of using the toilet paper roll instead of cardboard

      thnaks alicia , glad that removing the egg tips are helpful

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      Besarien 24 months ago

      Hi peachpurple! These are adorable and such a clever use for brown eggs! What a fun project for little ones too! I can this working not only for Easter but for Talk Like a Pirate Day and a pirate themed birthday party too.

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      jtrader 24 months ago

      That's a cool idea. I like the hat as well.

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      peachy 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks bsariee, this craft goes with any theme you like, cheers

      Hi jtrader, thanks, glad you like the hat

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      Chitrangada Sharan 24 months ago from New Delhi, India

      This is so cute! Thanks for explaining how to blow out the eggs. I love this creative idea and your pictures and description is very helpful. Would love to involve kids in making these.

      Thanks for sharing and voted up!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 24 months ago from USA

      These are cute. I'm viewing this just a little late for this Easter, but might make them next.

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      Lori J Latimer 24 months ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      I understand that Easter has passed, but not my love of Pirate lore. This is a handy craft.

      Your article is well laid out, and informative. All of the things needed to accomplish this project were included.

      Voted up!

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      Susie Lehto 24 months ago from Minnesota

      Your little pirate eggs are just so cute, Peach.

      Another useful tutorial for the kids to learn how to.

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      Patricia Scott 24 months ago from sunny Florida

      O one part of celebrating this special holiday and some of the others is the opportunity to make unique crafts that our children and grandchildren enjoy.

      As it happens my grandson and I decorated a very large (about 10 inches tall ) plastic egg in a pirate theme. It was a packaged craft...all of the pieces were there; we had to cut them apart, peel off stickers, and paste them on the correct part of the 'egg.' There was some room for creativity but not as much as if we had done yours. Stuff was going on at this time so the fact that we got to do anything was a good thing.

      I will save this for future use.

      I am sure this was fun...the pirate is cute!!

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      peachy 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, I am sure your grandkids will enjoy this egg craft too, save money and recycle the discarded items

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      Mike 23 months ago from Wales, United Kingdom

      That is great idea and so simple. The kids would love this

      Thank you for the idea

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, I am sure your kids will enjoy this egg craft too.

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      Sulabha Dhavalikar 23 months ago from Indore, India

      Looking forward for more such creative hubs.

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, I will be posting another craft hub soon

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      Nichol marie 23 months ago from The Country-Side

      This pirate guy is soo vute I have to make one, my kids would love to do this :) thank you for making such great instructions

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for your comments, I am sure your kids will love the pirate. Girls would love the princess

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      Peggy Woods 23 months ago from Houston, Texas

      That pirate decorated egg is really cute. I also like your eggs at the bottom looking like they are in a green nest of grass. Clever ideas and what a fun project for kids of all ages. :) Will pin this to my crafts board and share.

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks peggy, am gld that you like these simple crafts

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      Suzanne Day 23 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      How cute is this little fella? I love how you've drawn the moustache and eyepatch on him, gives me and my kids some great ideas!

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks suzanne, some say he looks like johnny depp!

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      Amine 21 months ago from Doha, Qatar

      Lovely, I used to paint on Eggs too when I was a kid with my sister, Lovely idea at showing kids, how to make something beautiful, and teach them how to keep something safe at the same time, because eggs can be broken easily.

      Love your work Ms Peach.

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      peachy 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks, i still gave thirty empty egg shells in hand, thinking of something else to do with them

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      Susan Haze 12 months ago from Sunny Florida

      These egg pirates are adorable. My grandsons will love them.

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