Get the kids excited about writing with this fun Girl Pirate Craftivity! Children can practice their cutting and pasting skills by building the paper character first, and then let their imagination and creative writing flow as they dream up ideas if a giant octopus attacked their ship! Once completed, this Halloween craftivity would look awesome displayed on the wall or bulletin board.
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Girl Pirate Craftivity
This cute Girl Pirate has been hand-drawn by a very talented friend of mine, and I’ve not only got this series of Halloween craftivities for you but also a set of fun coloring sheets featuring the same characters!
There are two parts to this project – building the Girl Pirate character and then filling in the writing prompt section. Depending on your child’s age(s) you may have to help them with some aspects of the project.
As with [most of] my free printables, this Halloween craftivity is available in two different sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″).
Materials & Tools Needed
To complete this Girl Pirate craft and creative writing activity you will need the following supplies:
- Construction Paper
- or Cardstock in the following colors:
- Fine Tip Black Marker
- Glue Stick or
- Roller Glue Tape
- Colored Pencils,
- or Colored Markers
- Writing Pen or
- Writing Pencil
Building the Girl Pirate
The Girl Pirate has the following components and the printable gives you a guide as to what colors to use. However, you can use any colors that you like!
- Top & Stripes
- Writing Prompt Sheet x 2 (one with octopus tentacles to color, and one without)
There are a few different ways you can build and use this free Halloween activity, which means you can get multiple uses from the same printable!
- Print the character template onto white paper (or thin card that goes through your printer), cut and color the pieces before assembly.
- Print the character template onto white paper (or thin card that goes through your printer), cut and trace around onto colored construction paper then use those pieces to assemble the Girl Pirate.
- Print the character template onto colored paper (or thin card that goes through your printer) and cut out the pieces to use in the craftivity.
However you decide to print and cut out the pieces, the assembly remains the same – use the photos in this post as a guide to sticking everything together. You can use a glue stick or glue roller.
Once the Girl Pirate has been assembled, it’s time to write about her!
Print the writing sheet and follow the writing prompt at the top: A Giant Octopus Attacked My Ship
When the writing activity has been completed, color in the border and the octopus tentacles.
If your child gets stuck for what to write, ask some questions to spark ideas! You can always print extra writing pages if they want to write more.
- What is their pirate’s name?
- What is the name of her ship?
- What color was the octopus?
- How big was the octopus?
- How did she fight the octopus?
- Did she have help from her crew?
Assembling the Girl Pirate Craftivity
Stick the writing page onto a piece of black card, and attach the Girl Pirate to the top (as demonstrated in the photos in this post). Or you could use a big sheet of paper and stick them side-by-side.
Additional Activity Idea!
Why not cut the pieces from craft foam and build a 3-D relief of the Halloween character? You will have to add on the details like buttons, or facial features, and cut out the black block sections from black craft foam. It might be a good problem-solving activity for older children as they figure out how to build it from the template provided.
However you decide to use this Halloween kids’ activity, the important thing is to have some fun, and get creative – not only with the craft portion of the project but with the writing prompt too!
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More Halloween Craftivities to Download
I mentioned how there are several Halloween characters in this series. As they are uploaded to my blog the links will appear below. Make sure you download them all so that you have the full set!
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!
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