What is more fun than pirates! Well many things could be but when in a classroom or at home a pirate can leave a lot for the imagination and opening up a world of learning. This 'able will teach you how to make a paper pirate and give you some ideas on how to make your paper pirate into a great lesson for kids of any age!
The best, this is a very easy and cheap creation to add to any classroom lesson. Anyone younger than second grade will need more than one day of work, and precut items might be helpful. Anyone younger than 5th grade you may want to break the lesson up. Do not fear, any K-12 grade level can be successful with this, you just might need to modify what steps they do. Pre-cutting templates for instance might be helpful. Working in small groups may be a good idea. You name it modifications can be made and I'm more than happy to help you come up with those modification. :)
Please see my other paper craft instructables for other ideas as well:
Little Girl Paper Craft
The Muffin Man or Chef Paper Craft (EASY)
Swan Paper Craft
Airplane Paper Craft
Geography (where pirates are from, where they sailed...learning the continents, oceans)
Basic body terminology (torso, arms, legs, pelvis)
Following basic directions
Learning how to write expository text, narrative, instructional
Art lesson for any season (and very fun for October)
Learning new key words (these can very from lesson to lesson)
and MUCH MUCH MORE!
I'd love to hear any ideas you might have for lessons!
Step 1: Materials Needed
Paper (Construction Recommended)
Materials Recommended But Not needed:
Permanent Marker (many colors or one)
Paper is not the only way this pirate could be made, some other thoughts on what you could create this guy out of are listed below:
You name it you could likely use it!