crafts Duck Tape crafts tutorial

Duck Tape pirate hat and beard

Did you know that September 19th was Talk Like a Pirate Day? My 2 year old is currently obsessed with pirates and loves dressing up so it seemed like a great time to make her a pirate hat, beard and eye patch.

A couple of weeks ago I told you how I was introduced to Duck Tape as a new tool for crafting. I knew it would be the perfect material to use.

Duck Tape pirate hat - the gingerbread house

Equipment you will need to make a Duck Tape pirate hat:
2 x A4 sheets of plain paper
Roll of Duck Tape
Scissors
Self healing cutting map
Scalpel/Stanley Knife
Center punch
String

1) I covered both sides of the sheet of plain paper in strips of Zig Zag Pink Duck Tape. I did this twice.

2) Then I took one of my daughters hats and measured the circumference, dividing the number in half, using this as a rough guide for the pirate hat template. I traced this onto my Duck Tape sheets and cut out my pirate hat.

3) I used small strips of Duck Tape to bind and seal the top two halves of the pirate hat together, leaving the bottom edge open. You could easily add a Jolly Roger from another colour of Duck Tape if you wish.

Duck Tape pirate hat

Duck Tape pirate beard

1) I used the left over pieces of Duck Tape to make a small beard. I made a paper template which I traced around lightly with a pencil on my remaining Duck Tape sheets and cut out.

2) I made two holes using the center punch and threaded and tied a piece of elastic through each hole.

duck tape pirate hatI can’t get my 2 year old to sit still long enough for a photo so here’s my 4 year old, it fits them both perfectly.

This project actually used the entire roll of Zig Zag Pink Duck Tape but I wanted to make an eye patch to finish the costume off.

Duck Tape pirate eye patch

Using Galaxy Duck Tape I covered a small piece of paper with the Duck Tape. I cut the eye patch to the right size, made two holes on either side with the center punch and threaded and tied a small length of elastic.

duck tape pirate eye patch

Duck Tape is really easy to use and super strong so I think these accessories will last for a long time.

Duck Tape has recently added is adding to its hugely successful selection of coloured and patterned craft tapes, by launching some of the most popular designs from the States here in the UK. Products are in most good retailers including Hobbycraft, Asda and Amazon, for around £4.99.

Linking up with Craft Schooling Sunday

15 Comments

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    vanessa
    September 22, 2014 at 10:15 am

    That is fab duct tape! I have only seen silver in my hubby’s DIY collection (although that’s pretty good for playtime uses too). I like the idea of using things that are going to last that bit longer. #pinitparty

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    Shirley Wood
    September 22, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    This is too cute! My husband enjoyed Talk Like A Pirate Day 🙂 I’ve got some Duck tape projects on my To-Do list. Stopping by from Parenting Pin-It Party.

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    Otilia - #PinItParty
    September 23, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Love it! I really need to learn more crafts!

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    Eileen Teo
    September 23, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Heyhey shipmate! That look brilliant! I love ducktape. Now they have such a huge choices! Thank you for sharing it with us! #pintorials

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    creativejewishmom/sara
    September 23, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    fabulous, thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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    Lynn @ more4mums
    September 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    What an unusual design, I love it

    Lynn visiting via #PinItParty

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    Karen Bell
    September 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    That looks great. I just bought some patterned duck tape, but need a project to use it, this has given me some ideas, thank you.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

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    Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    September 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Love those duct tape! Like washi tape only wider so mire fun to play with =) #letkidsbekids

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    Adventure Togs
    September 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Brilliant! Your little guy looks great in his funky pirate outfit 🙂
    #letkidsbekids

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