The Pirate Craft Book | Review

The Pirate Craft Book | Review
15 things a pirate can't do without! All on the blog today as we review The Pirate Craft Book. Come and see what this fab book has to offer!

A few weeks ago the youngest of the twin monkeys went to his eye appointment. At the appointment the doctor confirmed that one of his eyes was working harder than the other.  So the wee guy has to wear an eye patch for a few hours a day for the next few months.

I have to admit, I thought this was going to be a nightmare.  How on earth was I going to get him to wear this every day without ripping it off.  I was worrying for no reason.  The brave wee guy instead thought the eye patch was the best thing every.  Why?  Because it makes him look like a pirate!

So when I was asked to review The Pirate Craft Cook from Laura Minter and Tia Williams, I was thrilled.  Perfect timing seeing as I am living with my very own little pirate.

Premise – The Pirate Craft Book

This book is filled with great pirate craft activities.  There is everything your little one could need in this book, you can make a pirate ship cake, treasure map, cutlass and belt.  You can even make Buccaneer Boots which the boys are hugely impressed with.

I have to say there is one particular craft that we have to try out though.  Building a pirate ship from cardboard boxes. We move house in two months, so I think we will have plenty of boxes, I could see me making one each for them! Don’t worry I will share it on the blog!

There is so much to do in this craft book, you can look like a pirate and have all the kit that you need.

Twin Thoughts

D: “I am so excited to move to London and have my very own pirate ship.  I want to paint it purple”

L: “I like the cake, can we make the cake?”

My Thoughts

I love this book, it is such a fab idea and gives me plenty of ideas for things to do with the boys over the next few months.  We may have to have a pirate themed birthday party!

A little bit about Laura and Tia

Laura and Tia are two creative and inspiring mums based in Brighton.  They started out with a blog: Little Button Diaries, which led to working with Hobbycraft and Paperchase, as well as winning awards.

In 2016 they launched their books, combining their two great loves, crafting and children!  Ladies after my own heart.


You can purchase this fabulous Pirate Craft Book (written by Laura Minter and Tia Williams) from or you can call 01273 488005.  Books cost £6.99 each.

Details of the books are: The Pirate Craft Book, ISBN: 9781784943288, Publisher GMC Publications, Publication Date: April 2017.

There are other books available in this series: The Princess Craft Book, The Knight Craft Book, Mini Makers and The Big Book of 100 little activities.

The Pirate Craft Book




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  1. randommusings29
    7th May 2017 / 3:05 am

    It sounds like a great book and I agree that the timing was just perfect for you!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

  2. 4th May 2017 / 10:10 pm

    We love pirates! This would be great for a Pirate themed Birthday as you say. It’s inspirational that they started from a blog, just shows you what can be done! Hope your little man is okay with his eye patch and it helps.

  3. 3rd May 2017 / 8:04 am

    Sounds great, Holly loves pirates and is always wanting to dress up as one. We have a hook and a patch. It’s a great idea to get him to wear the patch. Good look with the ship in a few months x

  4. 2nd May 2017 / 5:34 pm

    This sounds amazing. I love books like this as it gives so many ideas of things to do. The treasure chest cake looks delicious!!

  5. 2nd May 2017 / 12:44 pm

    These books sound fab! What great timing with the eye patch & all! I’m looking forward to seeing your cardboard pirate ship, I bet it will be so fun to make & also fun to play with. x

  6. RaisieBay
    2nd May 2017 / 12:11 pm

    The cake looks incredible doesn’t it. And I love the box pirate ship, we’ll definitely have a go at that one day…I do have some large parcels on the way. #anythinggoes

  7. 2nd May 2017 / 8:52 am

    This sounds like a wonderful book with so many activities! The pirate theme never fails to appeal to children does it? We are going through the same tests with Max at the moment to test for a lazy eye – both me and my husband have one, so it seems unlikely that he doesn’t, but he’s shown no outward signs yet. But we’ve had two appointments to check so far and got nowhere, as he absolutely will not tolerate having an eye covered – I dread to think how I’d ever manage to get him to wear a patch! I like your thinking on this, and glad it’s worked for him!

  8. 1st May 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I love this ,what a great idea for you to keep your little monkeys eye patch on! Mine all love pirates, and they love crafts, so this would be perfect! I love the treasure chest, I can only imagine how excited they would be about that!! Will check it out! xx

  9. 1st May 2017 / 10:03 pm

    This is a great idea for a Pirate lover! They are really reasonably priced too and seem to be quite good value

  10. 1st May 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Oh Youngest would love this! She is pirate crazy. We have recently had a phase of her wanting to dress as a pirate every day! Looks like a brilliant book, I am going to have to get this 🙂

  11. 1st May 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I love books like this, so much inspiration to get the imagination going! That castle looks ace, as does the treasure chest cake… even with instructions I’m not sure I could master that!

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