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					Pirate Crafts
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by Teresa Lilly edited by Freebird Literature sold by www.hshighlights.com

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Some History on Pirates
The Golden Age of Piracy was from about 1690-1730. Before this time pirates worked as privateers. They attacked ships from other nations. They had a letter from the government which allow them to do this. They had to split whatever they got with the government. When peace was reached between England, France and Spain, these nations no longer needed such big navies and many seamen found themselves out of a job. They only knew life at sea though so they continued to act as pirates, capturing and raiding other ships. Now, they did not have permission to do this. During the Golden Age pirates roamed the Caribbean and other areas including the Eastern seaboard of America and the west coast of Africa. These were high shipping areas and ships laden with riches from Africa and South America often traveled these routes. However, the pirates didn’t only raid ships for treasures, they would steal food, water, alcohol, clothing, weapons - in fact anything they needed to live on, including the ships themselves Pirates were able to get their loot without too much violence. They used smaller, faster boats. They could hide in bays and sneak up on passing ships. Then they would fire a warning cannon. They would then board the ship. Most of the time they got what they wanted. But if they did not they would get violent. pirates managed to get their loot without actual violence. In 1830 the government started to make laws against pirates. They captured them, put them in prison or put them to death. This quickly ended the Golden Age of Piracy.

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Pirate Mask
The pirate mask on the front cover can be made easily. You will need a silver or black plastic mask, black craft foam and black or red feathers. Silver paint and silver beading.

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Cut out the black section of the mask from the picture on the last page. This will be your pattern. Use the pattern to cut out your black foam. Hot glue it onto the top of the plastic mask. Paint Silver designs however you like. Glue the Silver beading around the outside of the mask. Hot glue the feathers on.

Paper Plate Pirate Mask

Cut out eyes and a mouth on a paper plate that will fit you. Now using paint, crayons, construction paper, craft foam, or material create your own mask like the one in the picture. Attach elastic to the sides so it will fit over your head, or use strips of construction paper to make a circle to slip it on your head.

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Pirate Clothes
On shore pirates dressed like gentlemen. They wore knee breeches, stockings, waistcoats, lace trimmed shirts, long coats and shoes with silver buckles and high heels. Some wore wigs and jewlery. Most of these clothes came from They booty taken from ships they had raided. While at sea, they usually wore one outfit until the garments were rags. Seamen favored short jackets of heavy blue or gray cloth, red or blue waistcoats, plain or checked shirts and petticoat breeches (canvas trousers cut a few inches above one’s ankles). These were often coated with tar to make them waterproof and to deflect sword thrusts. To protect themselves from the hot sun, they wore knotted scarves, tricorn hats, or various styles of caps. They did not wear shoes on the ship.

Pirate Patch

You can cut these patches out of black construction paper, felt or even black foam. Use elastic to make the string to fit around your head. Decorate the patch however you like.

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Pirate Clothing: I suggest you take a trip to the local thrift store. You can piece together Pirate outfits by purchasing white shirts, red and white striped shirts, black and white striped shirts or pants, black boots, red bandanas and any other items you think will help you look like a pirate.

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Pirate Hats
Newspaper Sailors Hats Materials: 1/2 sheet of newspaper scotch tape To Do: Fold the paper in half Fold down each side to make triangles

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add a bit of scotch tape if you like

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Flip the hat over and fold the other bottom flap up

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Fold one bottom flaps up


				
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