Pig-tailed pirates on ancient sailingboats keep rousing the student’s imagination. With their colourful clothes, one eye and hook-hand, every adventurous boy wants to read about the wild life at sea. They would love to feel the parrot on their shoulder shouting dirty words while the wind is flapping the sails.
Making a display with those ingredients isn’t difficult.
What you need:
- display material like the hook, parrot, pirate flags, colourful fabric, netting
- copied (enlarged) images of pirates
- sand coloured paper with burned edges (or drenched in coffee (see comments)
- blu-tack/ tape/ stapler/ scissors/ guillotine/ ruler/ glue stick
What to do:
This pirate display was made with old and new material. The top part images were used in a previous year and stored in our display files. The bottom images are new and copied from our own pirate books. The gold coloured background was used in a previous display but I changed the borders which changed the look and made it match with the pirate images.
I made new signs to encourage the students to read the books on the display stand. To match them with the images on the board and to give them that ancient adventurous look of secret papers found in an old chest, I burned the edges till they curled up. That made them very rustic and authentic.
The flags aren’t flat but bulging to make them look like waving in the wind (see: