It is that time of year again when I have to come up with some kind of fun mailbox for my daughter to take to school. Last year she got a new kitten and we made a Cat Mailbox. This year my daughter requested a Valentine Pirate Ship Mailbox, so I set about figuring out how we were going to make it.
I still wanted her pirate ship to be girly and more Valentines Dayish (is that even a word?) so I made the base of the ship white and then red and pin stripes on the side. I also added a cute pink bow to our pirate flag. Since I was not really sure how I was going to put this together I did most of the work. My daughter did paint the stick for our flag and put the stickers on the ship. The rest was trial and error.
She is very excited about how it turned out, and can’t wait for Valentines Day now to show it off at school!
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1 Sheet Card Stock Paper
1 Cooking skewer (or wooden dowel)
Pirate Flag Printable
Red, Pink, and Blue Construction Paper
Wave Scissors (or you can cut the pattern with regular ones)
White wrapping paper (or any where the back is white)
Pink Duck Tape
Using your left over sheet of card stock trace and cut out the shape of the bow boat (aka the other piece of card stock you taped on)
Then tape it to the top of the bow.
Now wrap your boat in white wrapping paper (NOTE: you can just use the back of regular wrapping paper)
Measure the size you want your red, pink, and blue stripes to be on the side of your box. (NOTE: You will need about 3 to 4 strips of each color)
Cut out and using a glue stick glue your red then pink construction paper around your boat
Using your wave scissors cut out the wave pattern on your blue paper then paste it onto of the pink stripe
Paint your cooing skewer red
Then print and cut out your pirate flag (I recommend printing it on card stock because it is studier)
Stick your skewer into the top and bottom of your flag then stick it into your box (NOTE: because the skewer has a point it is easy to stick into your flag and boat, if you use a wooden dowel instead you may need to poke holes in them with scissors first)