Saturday, August 10, 2013

Craft Time: Jack's Jolly Roger Flag

Download Jack Sparrow's Jolly Roger Flag Template 

What you'll need

  • Jolly Roger Template
  • Scissors*
  • Straight pins
  • Sticky-back felt (white and red)
  • Stiff black belt, 12- by 18-inch sheet
Helpful Tip: A pair of precision scissors (in addition to regular craft scissors) comes in handy for cutting the curvy portions of the felt.

How to make it

  1. Print out the template and cut out the pieces.
  2. Pin the skull and bone pieces onto the white felt and the sparrow onto the red felt. Cut out the felt pieces. Don't worry if you stray a bit from the lines, or if portions of the cut turn out a little rough -- the outlines are meant to be slightly jagged.
  3. Arrange the cutouts, as pictured, atop the stiff black felt. Working with one piece at a time, peel the backing from the cutouts and stick them in place.
  4. When all the pieces are well adhered, your child can pin the Jolly Roger to his bedroom wall pennant-style. Or, you can fashion a hanger by snipping small holes in the upper corners of the felt, and then threading through a long piece of thin black cord or yarn and knotting the ends. You can even create a handheld flag by hot-gluing the upper portion of a wooden dowel to the side of the felt and then covering the dowel with an additional strip of black felt.

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