Pirate crafts keep little hands extra busy: Turning trash into Pirate treasure.
Midday gets super hot down in Orlando. The UV index hits 10 and you can fry bacon on the sidewalk. It is the perfect time of day to put little ones down for a nap. Unfortunately, that leaves older siblings bored. We all know what bored in a hotel can lead to- bickering, fighting, bouncing off the walls. Thankfully, Mommy thought ahead!
Staying in the pirate rooms at Caribbean Beach gave me the idea to have a pirate craft day. I saved Aldi pringles cans from throughout the trip, paper cups, all the stickers Cast Members give the kids, a few plastic hanger tops and foil from home, and various this n that’s to give the girls lots of space to be creative. (I packed a pencil case with glue, scissors, tape, gems, sequins, etc…)
To make spyglasses, I started by cutting the metal end off the chip cans.
The fabulous part of this craft was that they played with it for a few days. When we came home, I was able to throw it all away and not feel like I wasted anything. They can make new spyglasses and hooks at home easily, and for the most part, everything we used to make it was trash turned into pirate treasure!
Have you ever taken a craft on vacation? How about going on a pirate treasure hunt? Let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.
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