The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Once you have the hat template printed, cut it out. Grab a piece of card stock, construction paper, or craft foam to make your pirate hat. You can use black or choose any other color. Place the template on top of whatever you are going to make the hat out of, and trace around it using a pen or pencil. Cut out your pirate hat.
Now comes the fun part. You can decorate your hat! You can use a variety of craft supplies to personalize your pirate hat. If you want to make one like the one pictured here, you can use this silly skull coloring page as a template. If you want a scarier skull, perhaps this one will do. Print out the coloring page and use it as a pattern to trace the skull and crossbones onto card stock, construction paper, or craft foam. Cut them out and then glue them onto the hat. Let the glue dry before you assemble your hat.
Your pirate hat is now ready to wear! Enjoy!
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