DIY Pirate Hook Kid Craft and Decor

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Recycle that cardboard straight out of the bin, then add some aluminum foil to create the most dreaded accessory, a Pirate Hook!

This is great for a fun party craft for a Pirate themed birthday or an afternoon spent getting creative with the kids at home or in the classroo!.  These Pirate Hooks are fun to make and then create your own party games like a balloon relay!  Let your imagination run wild.  The possibilities are totally endless!

Supplies and Materials

  1. Recycled Cardboard – Think delivery boxes
  2. Paper Cup, Black – Dollar Store
  3. Craft Paint – Metallic Gold and Black
  4. Paintbrush
  5. Scissors
  6. Aluminum Foil – Dollar Store
  7. Rhinestones, Black – Dollar Store
  8. Pencil
  9. Cellophane Tape
  10. Pirate Hook Pattern (See Photo Below)

Directions for Pirate Hook DIY


Gather all supplies.  Paint a band around the top edge of the black paper cup with metallic gold craft paint.

Basecoat the bottom of the paper cup with black craft paint using a paintbrush.


Flatten cardboard box and cut apart at the seams with scissors.  Download, print and cut out the Pirate Hook Pattern.  Trace hook pattern onto cardboard with a pencil.

Cut out the Pirate Hook shape from the cardboard box with scissors.


Cut a slit in the bottom of the cup as wide as the base of the cardboard hook using scissors.  

Tear a section of aluminum foil from the package and cut into one-inch-wide strips with scissors.  This is a great way to sharpen scissors!


Starting one inch up from the bottom of the hook, tape strips of aluminum foil and then wrap around the hook until the entire cardboard shape is covered.  

Insert the plain cardboard end of the hook through the slit in the bottom of the cup.  Bend inside the cup and secure with additional cellophane tape.


Decorate the gold stripe at the base of the Pirate Hook with self-adhesive black rhinestones.  You can also add some natural jute twine to the top edge of the Pirate Hook to finish.

More Pirate Crafts

Ahoy mateys. Here are some more super fun pirate crafts for you using lots of recycled items!

Recycled Craft Pirate Coins|
Recycled Craft Pirate Chest from Strawberry Container
Free Pirate Word Search and Party Printables
Pirate Mason Jar Lid Compass

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Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later!  Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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