Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pirate Eye Patch

My kids love dressing up and playing make believe.  Which is great!  I always wished I had the collection they have of dress up 'gear' (here's a hint)!
Since my daughter's "princess" stuff just doesn't appeal to the boys, I've been having to think of fun things for them too.  For a quick and fun make believe accessory, this is perfect!
And since they already had a pirate costume (clearing out at Halloween end of season), I made an eye patch to go with it.

Here's how easy it is:
Get yourself some scrap black fleece (felt would work, too).

Using a piece of chalk, sketch an outline of a pirate patch.

Fold the piece in half, pin together and cut out your shape (that way you'll have two fleece pieces).

Find an elastic hair band or if you don't have one, just measure around your child's head and cut a piece of elastic that length.

Sandwich the elastic between your two pieces of fleece and pin together.

Sew around the perimeter of your patch.  If you don't sew, you could also hot glue the two pieces together.

Now you're set.  Get your costume on and play the part!

Hee hee.  Ain't he just the greatest pirate!?

But really, he's just a softie.

These would work perfectly for a party favor at a Pirate themed party, too!

The other two had to get in on the action, too.


Have fun!!

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Tim, Allyson, and kids said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, my son would love his own eye patch. Boy dress up things are so much harder to find (or make). Thanks for sharing.

I'd love for you to link this post to my Finished Friday Blog Party!

Swedie said... Best Blogger Tips

How fun.. and easy for little ones to use!


Mom of A and a said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi! Coming over from Fingerprints on the fridge! What a nice idea! Your kids are so cute!

Alyssa said... Best Blogger Tips

A great addition to the dress up box!!

Hubba said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute :) I think he likes it

Mama Jodi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute. I am so excited to have a boy and do fun stuff like this. Adorable and easy. - Jodi

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Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute and so simple Vixen! I love it!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
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Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

SO cute! My two girls are huge pirate fans thanks to Jake and the Neverland pirates. And I hate those plastic patches so this is a great alternative.

Becolorful said... Best Blogger Tips

He is adorable and so is the eye patch. It is so fun to see how creative kids can be with these kinds of props. Way to be a good mom and stimulate their imagination.

Etcetorize said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! I made my niece and nephew lots of capes in different colours and patterns for their 'tickle trunk'. I was surprised at how well they went over. And they were super easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing your project at Etcetorize this week!

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea!! I love it! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!

Taylor said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun idea for dress up! :) I never thought of being a pirate as a kid. Thanks so much for partying with me at my Unveil Your Genius link party last week! :) Hope to see you party again soon. :)

Ladybird Ln said... Best Blogger Tips

My son, who wants to be a Pirate when he grows up, needs one of these, thanks for sharing!

I am showing you off tonight at the weekend show off party!


Lelanie Denso said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute! totally pinning this.thanks for sharing and have a fun weekend!