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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Foil + Plastic Cup = Pirate Hook

This post first appeared on kiwicrate.com



Yo ho! It’s pirate month at Kiwi Crate! From the moment our green crate hit the doorstep, my wee pirate wasted no time plundering his monthly-delivered treasure.  He soon recruited fellow swashbucklers for a pirate play date.



“There’s treasure to be found!” barked the pirates. They growled over their map and waved their hooks as a warning to any varmints who dare to pilfer their loot.
“Avast!! Listen up me buccaneers!”  With his one good evil eye, Captain B peered at his mates and told them the story of how he lost his hand to a shark while roaming the seven seas!
Pirate play may be full of danger and intrigue, but making a pirate hook for your crew to complement their crate is a cinch with a plastic cup and foil. Simply punch a small hole at the base of a plastic cup, and let the pirates tightly roll up a sheet of foil. Insert the foil roll into the hole at the bottom of the cup, and curve the foil into a hook. Shiver me timbers that’s easy!
Aye Aye, me hearty! It’s time to play!

1 comment:

  1. Melted plastic and spilled wax are two of the most frustrating household messes to clean up.
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