A simple junk model craft idea to make a cardboard box boat, along with some pirate themed play ideas.
Be a sailor: make a boat
My daughter loves all things ocean at the moment, and with a trip to the seaside coming up in a few weeks she’s thinking about how she might like to be a sailor. So when a big cardboard box arrived in the house she knew just what she wanted to do – make a boat!
She started her boat by making portholes, and fixed a deck inside the box, using a piece of the box held in place with sticky tape.
She added a tissue paper sail and a ship’s wheel cut from the base of a pizza board.
And her junk model cardboard box boat is ready to sail.
Added extras for pirate play
She made some maps for her boat too: tearing around the outside of her paper to make ragged edges, and using paint to stain it to look old.
You could also add in an egg box treasure chest.
Or make one of these toy boats that really float.
Or try this pirate map idea for storytelling.
Or use these pirate activities and craft ideas.