Yarn Wrapped Popsicle Stick Pirate Craft for Kids

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Today, we’re going to create our very own Popsicle Stick Pirate Puppets! This adorable and easy-to-make pirate craft is perfect for imaginative play and storytelling.

So gather your supplies and let’s set sail on this creative journey!

easy yarn wrapped popsicle stick pirate craft for kids of all ages

Benefits of the Pirate Craft Stick Puppets

These charming Pirate Craft Stick Puppets not only provide an enjoyable crafting experience, but they also offer numerous developmental benefits for children.

Crafting helps enhance fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and concentration.

Additionally, these pirate puppets serve as an excellent tool for imaginative play, stimulating creativity, and boosting communication skills. Engaging in pirate-themed pretend play can also help children learn about history and expand their vocabulary (check out these fun pirate words you can learn with the kids!)

easy yarn wrapped popsicle stick pirate craft for kids of all ages

Supplies Needed for the Pirate Craft

To create your own Popsicle stick pirates, you’ll need the following supplies:

supplies for easy yarn wrapped popsicle stick pirate craft for kids of all ages
  • Yarn (black and red)
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Black pen
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors

This delightful pirate craft is suitable for kids of all ages, particularly for preschoolers or younger school age kids (children ages 3 and up) Younger children may require some assistance from an adult, especially when using scissors or applying glue.

However, this craft is simple and safe enough for most children to enjoy while creating their very own pirate puppets.

How to Make Your Own Craft Stick Pirate Craft

How to make your own popsicle stick pirate puppets
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How to make your own popsicle stick pirate puppets

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Set sail on a creative adventure with these delightful Pirate Craft Stick Puppets! Easy and fun to make, these charming puppets enhance fine motor skills, boost imagination, and provide endless hours of swashbuckling entertainment. Ideal for children ages 3 and up, this pirate-themed craft is perfect for both family bonding and solo play. Craft your own pirate crew and let the storytelling begin!


  • Yarn - black,red
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Black pen
  • Tape
  • Glue


  • scissors


  1. First Gather up all your supplies.
  2. Start by wrapping the bottom of a jumbo craft stick in black yarn.
  3. To do this, we used tape to hold the beginning of the yarn in place. You could also use glue dots or hot glue.
  4. Then, simply wrap the black yarn around about half of the craft stick.
  5. When finished, secure the end in place. Again, we used tape but you can also use glue dots or hot glue.
  6. Do the same with the red yarn, but leave the top unwrapped.

  7. Now, draw a simple eye patch with a black pen.
  8. And draw the rest of the face, too.
  9. Finally, print out the pirate hat templates (in the blog post, free PDF download) This includes 3 ways to make your pirate hat. The simplest way is to simply cut out the black hat and glue in place. But you can also color your own or use the pieces to trace on black and white cardstock.
  10. Whichever method you used to make your pirate hat, glue the hat in place at the very top of the craft stick.
  11. Allow all the glue to dry and your pirate craft is ready!


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Extra Time: 5 minutes (for glue to dry)

Total Time: 35 minutes

Please note that these times are approximate and may vary depending on the individual and their crafting experience.

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Download Pirate Hat Template PDF

To download your template for the pirate hat, click to download and print this PDF file below. You can draw freehand if you prefer – the choice is yours.

These Pirate Craft Stick Puppets are a fantastic project for kids of all ages. They’re not only enjoyable to make, but they also provide numerous developmental benefits and endless opportunities for imaginative play.

So grab your supplies, gather your little pirates, and create some unforgettable memories as you craft your own pirate crew!

easy yarn wrapped popsicle stick pirate craft for kids of all ages

More Pirate Fun

If you and your little pirates enjoyed creating these Pirate Craft Stick Puppets, be sure to check out our other pirate-themed crafts and activities!

Click the links below for more exciting posts on pirate treasure maps, pirate ships, and other swashbuckling adventures that will keep your little buccaneers entertained for hours, whether you’re planning a pirate birthday party, or just love pirates.

Check out a few of these fun pirate toys and books at Amazon (Affiliate links)

More Popsicle Stick Crafts

If you have left over craft sticks or popsicle sticks after finishing this activity here are a few more fun craft ideas you can make using popsicle sticks, or craft sticks.


If you liked this easy pirate craft for kids, go ahead and share with friends and family or on social media, so more parents, teachers and caregivers can benefit from our fun craft ideas with their kids.

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Thanks so much

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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