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THEME NIGHT: PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN part 2

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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Jack Sparrow Voodoo Doll

Jack Sparrow Voodoo Doll

When zombies want you to do something, they don't ask nicely, as Captain Jack Sparrow quickly learns when he's at the hands of his undead captors in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Captain Jack finds himself cut down to (doll) size as Blackbeard's zombie army uses a Jack voodoo doll to enlist his unwilling help in a number of dangerous quests. Young pirates can create their own Captain Jack likeness from felt, but when they need his help, it doesn't hurt to ask nicely!

You'll need:

  • Jack Sparrow Voodoo Doll Template
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sheets of felt in beige, dark blue, off-white, light brown, gray, black, and light blue
  • Fine-tipped black marker
  • Optional: Thread or floss
  • Optional: Small beads

Instructions:

Extra do-ahead (optional): String together beads on thread for Jack's hair beads.

1. Print the Jack Sparrow Voodoo Doll template and cut out all the shapes.

2. Using the template shapes as guides, trace and cut out all the pieces of the doll onto the corresponding color felt. Make sure to cut out the appropriate number of pieces needed for each part:

  • 2 bodies - beige felt
  • 2 jacket fronts - dark blue felt
  • 1 jacket back - dark blue felt
  • 4 jacket cuffs - dark blue felt
  • 2 pants - dark blue felt
  • 1 shirt - off-white felt
  • 1 waist sash - off-white felt
  • 1 waist sash extension - off-white felt
  • 1 chest belt - light brown felt
  • 1 waist belt - light brown felt
  • 4 boots - light brown felt
  • 4 boot cuffs - light brown felt
  • 2 belt buckles - grey felt
  • 1 head scarf - red felt
  • 1 head scarf back - red felt
  • 1 head scarf back extension - red felt
  • 1 hair - black felt
  • 1 hair extension - black felt
  • 1 vest - light blue felt

3. Start by stuffing the body. To do this, you will work from the head down, making pockets by gluing the body top and bottom together in sections and filling with cotton as you go. Using a hot glue gun, run glue along the edge of the head, stopping at the neck. Place the second body directly on top of the first and press so the glue sticks. Next, pull off a small piece of cotton ball and stuff inside the head. Now put glue along the edges of the neck, then stuff with more cotton. Continue this pattern with each arm, the chest, and the torso, stopping to stuff each piece with cotton before moving on to the next. To finish, glue the legs together. There is no need to stuff the legs. Cut slits for fingers at the end of the arm, about a half inch long.
(Note: If stuffing the body is too difficult, you can just glue the front and back pieces together.)

4. Next, glue the shirt directly on top of the body.

5. Glue one pant to the back of the body. Then glue the second pant to the top of the body, sealing the pant edges together with the hot glue gun. Sealing the pant edges will keep the body from showing on the sides.

6. Glue the vest to the top of the shirt.

7. Glue the waist sash across the shirt.

8. Glue the waist belt at an angle across the sash and shirt. Glue a buckle to the middle of the belt.

9. Glue the waist sash extension over the belt to hang at his side.

10. Glue the chest belt across the chest from his right shoulder to his left side. Glue the buckle onto the middle of the belt.

11. Glue the jacket back to the back of the body. Now glue the left jacket front to Jack's left side, sealing the top and bottom jacket edges with the hot glue gun. Sealing the edges will keep the body and vest from showing on the edges. Repeat with the right-side jacket front.

12. Glue one cuff to the back of the jacket at the wrist. Glue a jacket cuff to the front, sealing the edges with hot glue. Repeat this with the remaining cuffs on the other side.

13. Glue a boot to the back of the body/pants. Glue a boot to the front of the same leg, sealing the boots together along the edges with hot glue. Repeat this with the other side. Glue a boot cuff to the back boot. Glue a boot cuff to the front of the boot, sealing the back and front edges with hot glue. Repeat this on the other side with the remaining two boot cuffs.

14. Glue the hair to the back of the head, so a little of the hair sticks up over the top of the head. If you would like to add the hair beads, this is the time to do so. Glue the top of the threaded beads to the left side of the doll's head, so the beads hang down past the neck.

15. Glue the front head scarf across the forehead, leaving a little of the hair to stick up over the top. Glue the back head scarf and the back head scarf extension to the back of the head. Glue the hair extension to the front on the doll's right side, so it hangs over the head scarf.

16. Using the body template as a guide, free draw the face onto the doll using a thin black marker.

Your Jack Sparrow Voodoo Doll is now complete. Be nice to him!

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by on May. 21, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Pirates of the Caribbean
Mermaid Tail Cookies

Mermaid Tail Cookies

Even if Angelica and Blackbeard succeed in getting Jack to lead them to the Fountain of Youth, it's going to take a few more things to actually make the legendary spring flow. Not the least of which is a mermaid's tear! Decorated with colorful candy scales, these whimsical mermaid tails are a sweet tribute to one of the most alluring and exquisite mythical creatures of the sea.

You'll need:

  • Mermaid Tail Cookie Template
  • Batch of chilled sugar cookie dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • Flour
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Kitchen knife
  • White cookie icing
  • Candy necklaces or other small candies
  • Colored sugar (optional)
  • Food decorator pens (optional)

*Note: If the store-bought brand of dough you use is too soft to hold the cookie shapes during baking, you can knead in a little extra flour to stiffen it before rolling it out.

Instructions:

1. Print the template and cut it out. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness, then use the template and a knife to cut out mermaid tail cookies. Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions and let them cool.

2. Working with one cookie at a time, spread cookie icing on the tail fin. Then spread more icing on a 2-inch section of the tail just above the fin and gently press candies into it, arranging them close together to resemble scales. Continue frosting and decorating the rest of the tail a section at a time until you reach the top. Or, you can simply sprinkle colored sugar on the icing in place of the candy.

3. Set the cookies aside until the icing hardens. Then use food decorator pens to embellish the tail fins with colorful lines, if you like.

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Don't miss Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in theaters May 20th. Click here to check out the official Pirates site.
sew4fun
by on May. 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Jack Sparrow Dress-Up Kit

Jack Sparrow Dress-up Kit

There's only one Captain Jack Sparrow. Or is there? Get up to some high seas hijinks with help from this printable Jack Sparrow dress-up kit.





Jack Sparrow Hair Beads Shrink Charms

Jack Sparrow is the best-tressed pirate at sea, thanks to a strand of colorful beads that sways along with hiis ship.
Download the Jack Sparrow Hair Beads Shrink Charms

Jack Sparrow Beard and Mustache

With this mustache and beard set, your fellow pirates won't be able to tell you apart from the famed Captain Jack Sparrow. (There are enough to share, if ye be so inclined.)
Download the Jack Sparrow Beard and Mustache Printable


Disney Family.com's printable crafts are specially designed with muted colors to conserve your printer's color ink.

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sew4fun
by on May. 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Pirates of the Caribbean
Zombie Tattoo Cupcakes

Zombie Tattoo Cupcakes

No pirate adventure is worth its salt without a hair-raising encounter with formidable foes. And when the quest is to find the Fountain of Youth, who could have a better motive to thwart the mission than a pack of zombies well beyond hope of eternal youth? Modeled after one of their more eye-catching body art images, these cupcakes are "fare" warning for all mates to keep their eyes peeled!

You'll need:

  • Batch of frosted cupcakes
  • Several pieces of brown taffy (such as Tootsie Roll Midgees)
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Kitchen scissors or knife
  • Gummy fruit ring candy (such as Life Savers Gummies)
  • Small chocolate candy with brown shell (such as M&M Minis)
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Instructions:

1. Roll flat the brown taffy between pieces of wax paper (if the candy is too stiff, you can microwave it for up to 5 seconds to soften it). Then cut the flattened candy into thin strips (about 3/8- by 3-inches).

2. Cut some gummy fruit ring candy in half so that you end up with two thin rings to use as irises. Turn the halves sticky-side-up and cover each of the holes with a pupil (small chocolate candy with brown shell).

3. Working on wax paper, assemble an eye for each cupcake by arranging two of the brown taffy strips into overlapping semicircles, as shown. Then slip one of the iris/pupils part way under the upper strip, leaving a gap between the iris and the lower strip.

4. Transfer each eye to a cupcake top, and gently press down on the pupil to push the iris halfway into the frosting. For the finishing touch, add chocolate sprinkle eyelashes.

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sew4fun
by on May. 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM
Throw a Pirates of the Caribbean Party By Cindy Littlefield Pirates of the Caribbean Party Fun Pirate Party Ideas for Kids Print 2 Comments Share Jack Sparrow fans around the globe will be on board for this high seas shindig. Upon arrival, all the guests are fitted with eyepatches before teaming up to search for treasure hidden in a box that bears a remarkable resemblance to Davy Jones' Dead Man's Chest. There's a roster of seaworthy challenges, too, so eager buccaneers can prove they're worth their salt. The Cake Jack's Pirate Skull Cake: Modeled after Jack Sparrow's Jolly Roger, this sheet cake pays tribute to the most beloved pirate to sail the Caribbean. There's a printable template for the skull and crossbones, which are simply cut out of marshmallow fondant and set atop black buttercream frosting. Make a Pirate Skull Cake Pirate Party Decorations A few props, such as seashells and fish netting, will lend a touch of the Caribbean apropos to your pirate party setting. For the table, choose appropriate pirate colors: black or red tablecloth and paper plates and cups, and bone white napkins. You can even pick up a package of "gold" coins at a dollar store and place a little stack of them beside each place setting. Pirate Party Crafts Pirate's Eyepatch: These distinctive cover-ups are a cinch to craft out of black foam and sewing elastic. Before the party, make a patch for each "pirate" on the guest list and they'll be ready to custom fit when everyone arrives. Make Pirate's Eyepatches Pirate's Treasure Chest: This decorative box is perfect to stash party favors, gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins, or other pirate-themed trinkets in. Then you can use it as a prop for the Pirate Loot Treasure Hunt described below. Make Pirate's Treasure Chests More Pirate Party Activities Pirate Loot Treasure Hunt: The aim of this group search is to follow a set of clues that lead to a pirate chest filled with party favors. To set up the hunt, you have to work backwards, first picking the perfect place to hide the chest. Write a clue to that location and hide it in another spot. Then write a second clue, this time to the spot where you hid the previous clue. Hide the second clue and write a third clue to the location of the second clue and so on until you have clues hidden in a half dozen spots. To start the treasure hunt, gather the group and give them a clue to where the sixth clue (the clue you hid last) is located, and let the fun begin. Capture the Pirate Flag: This spinoff of the classic game of Capture the Flag uses two distinctive Jolly Roger flags (you can buy one of these for as little as $2.95 online, or even make your own). Or, if you'd rather, you can use different colored bandanas. Players who are tagged become members of the opposing pirate crew. Walk the Plank Relay: For this timed relay, you'll need to set up a plank. You can use a real piece of wood, such as a 2-by-4, or you can set strips of cardboard end to end to create a faux board. Another option is to cut a long strip from a roll of burlap. At the far end of the plank, set a bowl filled with gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins on a small table or chair. Set an empty bowl beside the starting end of the plank. Divide the guests into 2 teams and have the first team line up at the start. On cue, the first player walks the plank as quickly as possible, takes a coin out of the bowl, brings it back and deposits it in the empty bowl, and then tags the next player in line, who starts his or her turn. The game continues in this way until all the coins have been moved. Then, the second team is up. The team that completes the relay in the lesser time wins.
sew4fun
by on May. 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Pirates of the Caribbean Bento Box

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of milk! Make your little swashbuckler smile with a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed lunch.

Pirate Bento Contents:

  • Perfectly pirate chicken & veggie stuffed muffin, topped with cheese pirate
  • Tropical fruit sword kebabs with mango and pineapple
  • Miniature banana muffin
  • Baby bananas
  • Veggie chips
  • Blueberries and strawberries

Cheese Pirate

Ingredients needed: 2 slices of cheese (not processed cheese), one white, one orange (we chose muenster and medium cheddar), cucumber peel, red lettuce or spinach, sugar eye, cream cheese.
Tools needed: Cutting board, small sharp knife, circle cookie cutter about 2 inches diameter, small heart cookie cutter, small triangle miniature fondant cutters or straw

Instructions:

1. Cut one whole circle from white slice of cheese and one semi circle from orange slice. Place orange slice at top of white circle, to become the "bandana."

2. Using a small fondant cutter, a straw or a decorating tips, cut several small circles out of the remaining white cheese. These will be the polka dots on the bandana and a nose for the face. With a toothpick, dab tiny dots of cream cheese to help stick these in place. Cut a small triangle piece to be the bandana ties.

3. With cucumber peel or red lettuce, cut one slim strip to be eyepatch string and one heart bump to be the eyepatch. Position and use cream cheese to hold in place. Affix sugar eye with cream cheese.

4. To make the mustache, cut the top of a heart from cucumber peel/red lettuce. Move the cutter a fraction of an inch and cut again. This should leave a scalloped mustache piece. Attach with dots of cream cheese if needed (cucumber peel may stick on its own).

5. For the goatee, repeat step 4, but use just one of the heart bumps instead of both. Attach as needed.

6. Place on top of the muffin, use hummus or cream cheese to attach if needed.

***Note, cream cheese dots are approximately the tip of a toothpick, use the smallest amount possible to hold things in place.

Chicken & Veggie Stuffed Muffins:
Prepare corn muffin mix (boxed mix or homemade). To the batter, add two cups of cooked shredded or diced chicken and one to two cups of frozen mixed veggies. Spoon into paper muffin cups and bake per muffin mix directions.

Tropical Fruit Kebabs:
Dice mango and pineapple into small squares and skewer on plastic sword picks (found at party or craft stores). Remember to separate peeled fruits from other bento contents; a silicone muffin cup holds the kebabs to prevent the juice from dripping on the muffins.

Hints: Blueberries and strawberries may not be the first fruit brought to mind by "Caribbean," but they make great place holders in a bento to keep other items from shifting. Baby bananas can be found at many grocers and work well in bentos, since peeled banana pieces brown quickly.

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sew4fun
by on May. 21, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Pirates of the Caribbean
Cross-My-Heart Pendant

Cross-My-Heart Pendant

During On Stranger Tides, Captain Jack Sparrow reunites with Angelica, a beautiful and mysterious past acquaintance, and possibly the only woman to have ever stolen Jack's heart. Inspired by Angelica's sense of style and humor, this lacy crossbones-topped heart will make a fun addition to any young pirate fan's jewelry stash. It can be worn as a pendant, hung up as an ornament, or tied to a backpack or purse.

You'll need:

  • Cross-My-Heart Pendant Template (or heart-shaped cookie cutter, about 2 - 2.5 inches across)
  • Scissors
  • Polymer clay
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic knife
  • Paper clip
  • Paper doily
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Craft paint and paintbrush (optional)
  • Flexible craft wire
  • Glue dots
  • Ribbon or jewelry chain

Instructions:

1. Print the template and cut it out.

2. Roll a hunk of polymer clay between pieces of wax paper so that it is about 3/8-inch thick. Use the template and plastic knife (or a cookie cutter) to cut out a clay heart.

3. Create a hanging loop at the top of the heart by pressing the lower portion of a paper clip into the clay and then smoothing the clay over it.

4. Turn the heart over and place a piece of a paper doily on top. Very gently roll over the paper with a rolling pin to imprint the doily design in the clay. Peel off the paper, and bake the clay heart on a foil-lined baking sheet as directed on the package.

5. Once the heart cools, paint it if you like.

6. Now it's time to make the crossbones. For each bone, twist together the centers of two 3.25-inch lengths of flexible craft wire. Then curl the tips at both ends, as shown.

7. Use bits of a glue dot to attach the bones in a crisscross shape on top of the heart. Thread ribbon or a jewelry chain through the hanging loop, and the pendant is ready to wear.

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sew4fun
by on May. 21, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Jack Sparrow's Guide to Being a Pirate

Jack Sparrow's Guide to Being a Pirate

Being a pirate may not be living by the rules, but some guidelines never hurt, did they? Especially when the guide to being a pirate is penned by none other than Captain Jack Sparrow! Print and make this guide to take along whenever you set sail.


Download the guide here: Jack Sparrow's Guide to Being a Pirate

Instructions:

  1. Print out all pages and cut them out.
  2. Place the cover, illustration side down, on a flat working surface. Spread wrinkle-free glue over the entire back of the cover. Now, place pages 1 and 6 (with the illustration side up) directly on top of the glue so that the edges line up. Smooth out any wrinkles.
  3. Place pages 2 and 5 (with illustration side down) and cover the back with glue. Place pages 3 and 4 (with illustration side up) directly on top of the glued surface, lining up the edges and smoothing out the wrinkles.
  4. After the glue has dried, fold all pages in half. Place pages 3 and 4 inside1 and 6 to complete your book. Staple the spine of the book to hold it all together.


Disney Family.com's printable crafts are specially designed with muted colors to conserve your printer's color ink.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in theaters May 20th. Click here to check out the official Pirates site.






ZsMommy
by on May. 21, 2011 at 6:55 PM

LOL-Love it!!!

Here's Miss Z as a pirate 3 years ago...


Quoting sew4fun:

Pirates of the Caribbean
Zombie Tattoo Cupcakes

Zombie Tattoo Cupcakes

No pirate adventure is worth its salt without a hair-raising encounter with formidable foes. And when the quest is to find the Fountain of Youth, who could have a better motive to thwart the mission than a pack of zombies well beyond hope of eternal youth? Modeled after one of their more eye-catching body art images, these cupcakes are "fare" warning for all mates to keep their eyes peeled!

You'll need:

  • Batch of frosted cupcakes
  • Several pieces of brown taffy (such as Tootsie Roll Midgees)
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Kitchen scissors or knife
  • Gummy fruit ring candy (such as Life Savers Gummies)
  • Small chocolate candy with brown shell (such as M&M Minis)
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Instructions:

1. Roll flat the brown taffy between pieces of wax paper (if the candy is too stiff, you can microwave it for up to 5 seconds to soften it). Then cut the flattened candy into thin strips (about 3/8- by 3-inches).

2. Cut some gummy fruit ring candy in half so that you end up with two thin rings to use as irises. Turn the halves sticky-side-up and cover each of the holes with a pupil (small chocolate candy with brown shell).

3. Working on wax paper, assemble an eye for each cupcake by arranging two of the brown taffy strips into overlapping semicircles, as shown. Then slip one of the iris/pupils part way under the upper strip, leaving a gap between the iris and the lower strip.

4. Transfer each eye to a cupcake top, and gently press down on the pupil to push the iris halfway into the frosting. For the finishing touch, add chocolate sprinkle eyelashes.

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