Parrot for a Pirate

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Total Time 1 hour Ages preschooler

A craft inspired by "Everything I Know About Pirates" by Tom Lichtenhel


Nothing befits a pirate-loving kid better than a parrot (although an eye patch runs a close second). These fanciful specimens, perched on the shoulders of their scurvy landlubber owners, were spied around town for days after they were created at my libraries in Idaho and Iowa.

Download Parrot for a Pirate Template

What you'll need

  • Parrot template (see Step 1)
  • Paper
  • Card stock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Tacky glue
  • Colored feathers
  • Googly eyes
  • Tape

How to make it

  1. Download the parrot template.

  2. Glue the template onto card stock and cut it out.

  3. Decorate the parrot with markers and use tacky glue to adorn it with colored feathers and a googly eye.

  4. Finally, fold the paper tab along the creases and tape the bird to your pirate's shoulder.

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