Anyway, the cardboard box it arrived in was HUGE and on Wednesday afternoon I suggested to Burton that we make it into a pirate ship (even though I don't actually think he even know what one looks like!). This was of course met with excited smiles and a lot of 'me do it mummy' when I set about creating my galleon masterpiece *ahem*.
So to make a pirate ship - Mummy Mishaps style - you will need the following
- 1 large cardboard box (the ship itself)
- 1 xmas wrapping paper tube (flagpole)
- 1 square piece of gold wrapping paper (flag)
- 2 kitchen roll tubes (telescopes)
- 2 triangular cardboard shapes that came with said large cardboard box (canons)
- rolled up newspaper balls (canon balls)
- 1 shoe box (treasure chest)
- lots of pretty sparkly things eg. quality street sweets, gold bows, pot pouri decorative balls (treasure)
- crayons (for decorating your pirate ship)
- 1 cowboy hat (captain pirate hat)
- 1 stripey baby sleep suit (pirate shipmate headwear)
put that all together and you get this - just look at our marvellous galleon - ta daaaaah!!
|Burton was amazed by Mummy's excellent skills and handy craft work|
Then you just need lots of pirate key phrases such as "ahoy there shipmates", "shiver me timbers" and "aye aye cap'in" and a BIG imagination (helps when you are playing with a 2 1/2 year old as they haven't seen Pirates Of The Caribbean yet, so cannot fault your pirate ship!) and away you go me hearties!
I am linking this up to a fab new feature called Family Frolics, which the lovely Kerry from Multiple Mummy has started - check it out and see what other wonderful crafty creations or ideas to have fun with the family had been entered
(proper pirate ship image found on google)