Whether you are a student with a class project on pirates or an adult wishing to construct his own stylized miniature ship, wooden craft sticks are an ideal craft supply for making pirate ships. Schooners were a favorite type of boat among buccaneers because of their smaller size and faster speed, which allowed them to move swiftly and stealthily. Craft stick schooners can be assembled quickly and efficiently.
Lay out four craft sticks in the shape of a rhombus. Ensure that the distance between two of the parallel sides is about the same measurement as the length of one craft stick. Glue the four corners together.
Lay craft sticks flat over the two parallel sides diagonally so that they line up with the other two sides of the rhombus. Cover the base of the frame with craft sticks, then glue them in place.
Lay one craft stick each on the edge of two parallel sides. Glue them in place. Then lay one craft stick each on the edge of the other two sides. Glue them in place where they overlap the other sticks at the corners.
Continue alternating between laying sticks onto the edges of the two sets of parallel sides. Glue the sticks down where they overlap each other at the corners. Do this until the sides of the boat are about 1 inch tall.
Use wire cutters to cut the rounded ends off two sticks. Cut two or more triangles from the white construction paper with scissors. Glue one side of each triangle onto the sides of the cut sticks. Then position the two sticks upright onto the bottom of the boat with the cut ends down and glue them in place.
Add a pirate flag. Draw a skull-and-crossbones on small black square of construction paper with a white crayon and glue it to the top of a mast.
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