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.
Glue the template onto card stock and cut it out.
Decorate the parrot with markers and use tacky glue to adorn it with colored feathers and a googly eye.
Finally, fold the paper tab along the creases and tape the bird to your pirate's shoulder.