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Pirate Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

Ahoy mateys! Are you ready to set sail on a coloring adventure with some of the more notorious pirates ever to roam the high seas? If so, here are 28 pirate coloring pages that are all free to download and print! All you need are markers and creativity to bring these pages to life!

For this series, I illustrated a wide range of pirates and themes, including girl pirates, boy pirates, famous pirates such as Captain Jack Sparrow and Black Beard, pirate treasure maps, pirate ships, pirate flags, plus many others that you can see below!

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While these pirate printables make for a terrific and relaxing craft activity, they have many other uses too! These could include party decorations for a pirate-themed party, banners, art for a child’s bedroom or classroom, a school project, plus tons of other creative uses!

All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

10 Craft Ideas to do With Pirate Coloring Pages

Pirates are exciting for all children to color, but those pages can pile up.

Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!

1. Make a Pirate Hook Arm

Some tinfoil, a paper cup, and a page featuring a pirate are all you need for this cute craft.

Once the page is colored, it should be laminated onto an ordinary paper cup. Next, a hook should be cut from thin cardboard and covered with tinfoil, so it looks real.

A slot should be cut across the cup’s bottom, and the straight end of the “hook” pushed through so that your child can grasp it.

They can have a ball pretending to have a hook arm!

2. Create Original Pirate Characters

Using the finished pages, laminate one empty paper towel cardboard and one empty toilet paper cardboard. One is the pirate, and the other is his parrot.

Use craft felt for the pirate’s hat and white puffy paint to draw a skull and crossbones on it. 

A black pipe cleaner and a tiny black pom-pom make an eyepatch, and you have a pirate.

Wiggle eyes, craft feathers, and a yellow felt nose are all you need to decorate the smaller cardboard to look like his parrot.

3. On the High Seas

For this fun craft, have the children make paper boats, which can be done from templates or freehand, depending on which one they think is the most fun.

They can be left plain or embellished with craft decorations. Once they’ve colored their pirates, they should be cut out and reinforced with small craft sticks.

Next, using a bit of crazy glue, the bottom of the craft stick can be anchored into the paper boat, and the pirate can sail the high seas.

4. Make Pirate Telescopes

Pirate telescopes are simple and easy to make and fun for any age child.

The cardboard from an empty paper towel roll is perfect for this craft. The pages can be used to laminate the paper towel roll, which can then be used as a nautical telescope.

Alternatively, the characters can be cut out and laminated to the paper towel roll as decals to make it extra fancy.

5. Pirate’s Treasure Box

Most children have a treasure box to squirrel away small items. But a pirate’s treasure box is extra fun.

Any small craft chest will do for this activity, as long as glue can be used on the inner surface.

Once the pirate is colored and cut out, it should be folded vertically in three sections. Glue the bottom section to the base of the treasure box and the top to the roof inside.

This way, when the top is lifted, it looks like the pirate is jumping from the box.

6. A Fun Pirate Desk Ornament

Kids should color and cut out pirates and pirate flags separately for this fun craft.

Using empty glass or plastic bottles, have them tear off chunks of masking tape in random sizes until the bottles’ surfaces are completely covered.

Next, have them gently rub the bottles with black shoe polish. The latter will turn the  masking tape gray and make it look like stone.

Glue the pirate to the front of the bottle, and tape the flag to the inside of the opening for a great finishing touch to these adorable desk ornaments.

7. Sunken Treasure

For this fun craft, give your youngster a clear, plastic sheet cover, and have them place a layer of blue tissue paper inside.

Circles cut from cardboard can be coated with a metallic spray, and these can be used as coins.

They should be glued in a random pattern to the tissue paper, with the pirate glued in the middle with outstretched hands as if he’s grasping for the coins.

This fun craft can then be framed as cute wall art.

8. Hilarious Eye Patch

Kids love wearing eye patches, especially during pirate games, and this craft is easy for any age child.

Once the page is completed,  the pirate’s head and hat should be cut out and laminated in glassine or with clear packing tape. 

On either side, a hole should be punched, through which to place elastic string, and instead of a conventional black eye patch, the eyepatch becomes the pirate himself!

9. Pirate Flags

Homemade pirate flags are an entertaining classroom activity, and the children can let their imaginations run wild.

Give each child a piece of construction paper, and have them create a flag with any type of pirate scene. 

It can be plain or embellished with things like glitter, puffy paint or stickers.

Once the pirate is colored and cut out, he should be placed in the center of the flag, and then one side of the paper rolled around a craft stick or wooden knitting needle for the handle!

10. Twig Ship Pirates

Give each child 8 to 10 small twigs to start this fun classroom activity.

The twigs should be attached with wood glue, vertically, from the shortest to the broadest, and mounted onto a blue piece of poster board.

Sails made from plain white paper can be added.

The pirate and flag should be cut out separately and using the same wood glue, the pirate affixed to the front of the sticks, and the flag to the sail’s peak.

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