As promised, here’s the step-by-step tutorial on how we made Capt. Raviv’s pirate accessories. They were loads’a fun to make…very easy too!!! Yes, super easy because I actually only started making both a few hours before we headed to Ayala Alabang for the trick or treat.
How to Make Pirate Sword/Cutlass
- cardboard/illustration board
- double-sided tape
- pen/permanent marker
- glossy foil-like paper in gold or silver
Step 1: Draw a cutlass from the cardboard/illustration board. Since I am not very good at drawing, I had Randy draw the cutlass on the cardboard I got. I used the drawing as my pattern when I cut the cardboard
Step 2: Put double-sided tape on the cut figure, then peel off. After peeling off, put your silver or gold foil on top to cover the cardboard. Make sure that you are able to cover a whole side of the cutlass with it.
Step 3: Cut the foil into the shape of the pre-cut cutlass. No need to seal the sides. You may adorn it with beads if you like.
That’s it and voila–you now have a cutlass for your little pirate!
How to Make Pirate Treasure Chest
- Styrofoam ice candy container (It is sturdy, big and yet lightweight!)
- water-based paint
- beads and sequins
- plastic chain
Step 1: Using water-based paint (warning: if your paint is not water-based, your Styrofoam may melt), make a treasure chest design. In Capt. Raviv’s chest’s case, I had our carpenter make the lid look bigger than it really is; otherwise, the treasure chest will obviously look like an ice candy container.
Step 2: Airdry.
Step 3: After about an hour of airdrying, glue sequins and beads onto the Styrofoam (it is better to use flat beads). In Capt. Raviv’s treasure chest’s case, I glued a set of beads on a cloth that was removed from my blouse.
Step 4: Our carpenter said that the original handle made the treasure chest look obviously like an ice candy container, so he nenok-ed a plastic chain and attached it.
That’s it and voila–you now have a nice bejeweled treasure chest for your little pirate! (These days, Raviv uses it as a container of his toy animals).
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