The latest obsession in our house is Peter Pan and anything related. Fairies, pirates, lost boys you name it. It’s actually kind of refreshing to see that K has found an imaginative play that interests her brother and doesn’t have him yelling at her about how he does not want to wear a tutu. It also lets him wear his bracelets and necklaces since pirates wear them 😉
So I’ve been scouring the net for costume ideas and now the kids are set to be real pirates.
It started with these vests:
So yes, I know, they are cowboy vests but the kids use them as both – so it’s even better since it covers 2 costumes in one! I got the tutorial from this site: Made. We also made the periscopes and treasure map and this was a great starting point.
Next came the sword. I made these since W has been walking around with a wire hanger as a hand so I decided that this was a compromise. He can’t actually hurt K with it but they can pretend to have a sword fight. All pirates need a compass to find their way. FamilyGo.com has a great tutorial just for this.
Lastly is the hat. I’ve just started to make these. They are actually pretty easy and the kids were ecstatic to see them. I need to find a great feather still but the costumes are pretty convincing to them!
- Sailing the Seven Seas (kidsincowtown.wordpress.com)