Island Pirate Fort

  • Difficulty Level
    Difficulty Level
  • Who`s crafting?
    Who`s crafting?
    Parents with kids
  • Theme


Have you ever pretended that you were a pirate, swashbuckling on the high seas? Every good pirate crew needs a safe place to fix their ship, get supplies and find new pirates for the crew. Where do pirates do this? In a pirate fort, of course! A pirate fort is a safe place where an old sea-dog can rest his bones while waiting for his next adventure on the high seas. This is a fun crafting project filled with pirate craft ideas. We will build a paper fort on an island, with cannons, bombs and a treasure chest. The two pirates would be a great addition to the crew of the next pirate ship that sails into port. This project is particularly fun when combined with the Pritt “Pirate Ship” paper-crafting kit for kids. It is one of many great Pritt arts and craft sets that you can find in a store near you.


  • Print out the attached documents
  • Toothpick
  • A cardboard cereal box


  • A handy Pritt Stick
  • Scissors




Step 1

First we cut out all the pirate fort images from the printed-out crafting templates. Remember not to cut the dotted lines along the door!

Step 2

Make your island by gluing the large island piece (image 1) down on the blue sea, then paste the smaller island (image 2) onto the larger island

Step 3

To make the pirate fort, take the two parts of the wooden pirate fort (images 4 and 5)  and fold along all the dotted lines.

Step 4

Place some glue on the white tabs of the wooden fort and stick the two parts together. All the white gluing tabs should be on the same side at the base of the hut.  The hut should be folded and glued to form a square shape.

Step 5

Now we stick glue to the bottom of the pirate fort and then glue the fort onto the island.



Step 6

Fold the flag in half (image 6), and then put glue on the white side of the flag. Then place a toothpick into the centre fold and glue the two sides of the flag together. Now you have a little toothpick flag.

Step 7

To glue the flag to your pirate fort, place some glue on the bottom of the toothpick and glue it into a corner of the fort.

Step 8

To make the island grass (images 3), fold the sand-coloured part of the grass to a 90 ° angle. Then place glue along the white edge of the flaps. Then decorate your island by placing the grass around the island however you like.

Step 9

To make the treasure box (image 7), fold your treasure box along the dotted lines. Now we put glue on the coloured side of the tabs, and glue the treasure box into shape.

Step 10

To make the crew, fold the pirates (image 8) along the dotted lines. Then we use our handy Pritt glue stick to glue the bases of the pirates together. They should form a triangular shape so they can stand guard.



Step 11

Now it’s time to play! What kind of pirate adventures will happen at the fort today?

And that's it!

We hope you have lots of island fun with your paper pirate fort.

We would love to see pictures of your fort. You can ask your mum or dad to post pictures on our Facebook wall at “Prittworld”.

Ask an adult to help with cutting out the cardboard