Keith learned how to make a pirate ship for Korey this past week. We’ve tried to find more ways to stimulate Korey and keep his sensory seeking happy. When I was about to throw out a box I randomly said “Korey ask Daddy to make a pirate ship out of cardboard” and Keith did just that!
Duct tape or Gorilla tape (we used this)
A box that your child can fit in and sit down
A paper or Styrofoam bowl
Empty wrapping paper tube
1. Reinforce all sides and the bottom with tape to make it sturdy for the seas
2. Center bowl for steering wheel and poke whole in center of bowl and in box . Attach pipe cleaner and feed through other side of the box to twist and close. Secure with tape.
3. Attach the one end of the empty tube inside the box with staples and cover and secure with tape all the up the side of the box.
4. Fold newspaper into right angle triangle and attach to top of wrapping paper tube.
5. Decorate the pirate ship however you want! Your kid can paint, attach stickers, all sorts of things.
Giving your ship a name is one of the best parts, we named Korey’s after one of his favorite bands that his father got him into. We already have a second box picked out for one this one needs to be sent off to sail the seas empty.
Korey had so much fun playing in his pirate ship. We pretended his brother was trying to take it over and he used his Jake scope to spot captain hook. Kyler’s favorite activity was attacking the sail. I love this idea of making a pirate ship though, I’m enjoying this type of imagination with the boys. Korey is becoming so smart and the therapies are really working.
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