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Pirate Ship Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 18 original pirate ship coloring pages that are all free to download and print! Of all the movies my two young sons love, the Pirates of The Caribbean franchise is one of their all-time favorites. Their interest in these movies is actually what sparked the idea for me to create this post!

Included in this series are various styles, types, and pirate themes, including Lego pirate ships, pirate ships with skull and bone sails, pirate ships with canons, easy-to-color pirate ships for young kids, The Black Pearl pirate ship, plus many others!

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To start coloring any of these pictures, click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then freely download and print!

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 Ship Coloring Pages

Here are 10 fun, cheap, and creative things you can do with your completed coloring pages!

10. Greeting Cards

These pirate ship coloring pages would make perfect greeting cards, whether it’s a birthday card for a friend or simply a card to say hello to Grandma and Grandpa.

To start with, you (the adult) will do a little magic on the computer by shrinking the illustration to one-fourth of its regular size.

Then, you’ll place the illustration in the bottom right-hand corner of the page and print it out like that.

Then you’ll fold the sheet of paper, end to end, and then again, so that the illustration is on the “front page.”

Have the children color in the drawing, and be sure to write a little message on the inside!

9. Play Props

Let your kids’ imagination take flight by turning these pirate ship coloring pages into play props.

Here’s how you do it: Print off the illustrations of choice and have your kids color them in, focusing mainly on the ship (not so much on the backgrounds).

Then they’re going to cut out the pirate ships carefully (they can just go around the fine lines and edges if they’re younger).

Take craft sticks (popsicle sticks) and glue them onto the back; wait for them to dry completely.

And then you have fun props for pirate play! The kids can hold onto the craft sticks and make the ships “sail.”

8. Dioramas

Another fun craft for kids is to make dioramas out of my pirate ship coloring pages.

For teachers, this could also be tied into lessons on literature such as Treasure Island or Peter Pan.

You’ll need a cardboard box and glue, plus two copies of each illustration, per child.

You will instruct the children to color in the backdrop on one sheet and the main ship on the other.

Then you’ll have them cut out the ship that they colored, leaving a half-inch of space below the bottom.

Have the kids paste the colored-in background onto the back (or bottom) of the cardboard box; the box should be on its side, with the open side facing you.

Then have the kids fold down the half-inch of paper they left on the pirate ship and use that to glue it into place in the foreground of the diorama.

7. Party Decorations

My pirate ship coloring pages make the perfect homemade decorations if your little one is having a pirate-themed birthday party!

Simply have them color in the pirate ships and cut them out carefully along the lines.

You can then put them directly onto the wall or use them as spacers with crepe paper or streamers in between.

6. Journal Or Book Covers

Another craft idea for kids is to make a homemade book or journal cover.

You can find blank journals at any craft or dollar store; simply have the children color in the page and then paste or Mod-Podge the illustration to the front.

These can be given as gifts or saved for their own use, for writing their innermost feelings and thoughts.

5. Wrapping Paper

If you have a gift that fits into a small box, your kids could use my pirate ship coloring pages as gift wrap.

Actually, you could use it one of two ways: first, you could simply print out the sheet, have the kids color it in and wrap the gift up with it.

Or, you could shrink the illustration and create a pattern on the page.

Then, because it would be a trial to color in every single ship, the kids could alternate or just color in one or two ships for an accent of color.

4. Pirate Ship Shirts Or Totes

For this craft, you will need a Cricut machine, and you’re going to use the Print and Cut setting.

Kids will color in the pirate ship illustration of their choice digitally and then print it onto iron-on vinyl.

From there, you’ll use the Cricut machine to scan the image and cut it out (directions can be found here).

Then you’ll apply it to whatever apparel or even canvas tote you like, either ironing it on or using a press.

3. Wall Art

For the simplest craft idea, turn my pirate ship coloring pages into beautiful wall art that your family will treasure.

Print off the illustration of choice and have the kids color it in.

Then you’ll need posterboard, cut down to about an inch larger than the sheet the illustration is on, all around.

You can use glue or Mod-Podge to glue the illustration into the center of the poster board so that it looks like a frame.

Pinprick little holes into the top of the frame, poke the string through, and tie it off. You have a beautiful hanging picture for your walls!

2. Mosaics

You could turn my pirate ship coloring pages into beautiful mosaics – or part-mosaics if you have very young children.

Using cut-up pieces of construction paper, have kids fill in the ocean, the sky, etc. 

If you have older kids, they can use smaller pieces to fill in the pirate ships; if you have younger ones, that might be a bit too difficult for their little fingers, so just have them color in the ship.

1. Decorative Trays

Buy wooden trays from the dollar store or a craft store, and be sure to have Mod-Podge and foam brushes on hand.

You’re going to have the kids color in the pirate ship illustration of their choice, focusing just on the ship, and then have them cut out the ship from the page.

Give them the foam brushes and Mod-Podge and have them affix the pirate ship to the interior of the tray; they can decide if they want to apply it vertically or horizontally.

You’ll likely want to put down a few coats of Mod-Podge, and then let it dry completely.

You could also have the kids decorate the outside of the trays with paints or markers!

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