Action Packer turned Pirate Ship and Toy Storage

Your kids imagination will go wild with this fun Action Packer turned Pirate Ship & Toy Storage!  I thoroughly enjoy listening in my boys world of imagination when they pretend play, most of the time it’s amusing.  I especially love to hear them being bad guy pirates with manners. This was also featured in the Simple Summer Issue, stop by and check it out.

The bad guy pirate says, “Grrr, give me my gold back please.”

The good guy pirate says, “Sorry but you can’t have it.”

Don’t worry they are your typical boys so they quickly go from that to sword fighting and walking planks.

You may have seen this project in the Simple Summer Issue here!  I wanted to make sure you got your hands on this simple fun so I am also sharing it here.

For the ship: You need an action packer or laundry basket. You can even use a cardboard box.  Wrap wood design contact paper on it I just did it around the top but you can do it all over. Then wrap thick rope or twine over it.

For the Flag: I used a piece of fabric and with a sharpie drew a pirate cross on it and filled it in with black paint.  Our boys room has a nautical/pirate theme so I used fabric so we can place this in their room but you can just use a piece of cardstock and draw on it. Place flag on a wooden rod, broom stick or a bamboo tiki torch (what I used).

Toy Storage: When they are done playing this goes back in their room and it’s serves as a pirate ship toy storage for their stuffed animals and clothes they don’t want to hang up (yea, I figured out their secret)!

The other props are from their Nautical/Pirate room which I will be sharing with you some time in the near future. They are into pirates right now so they prefer it called a Pirate room.

I love when my things have many uses!

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17 Responses to “Action Packer turned Pirate Ship and Toy Storage”

  1. Mari,

    This is so cute! And right my kids’ alley. They love transforming everyday objects into imaginative creations. So cute.

    I followed you over from the Tip Junkie linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. July 11, 2012 at 9:09 am #


    I just stopped by such great space you have over there! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. July 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    That is too cute! Love it! My son would love a play area turned pirate ship! We’d love it if you’d share this at our Home is Where the Heart is!
    and any other posts you’d like to share that have to do with homesteading and homemaking!

  4. evelyn513
    July 17, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Such a fun time:) Another just too simple way to have loads of fun from you. Thank you so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a gruuurrr (that’s a pirate sound, lol) week!!

  5. July 19, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    Tee Hee – love how polite your pirates are! Also loving the chalkboard sign – I have just painted my son’s closet in chalkboard paint, I am definitely putting this quote up!

    Thanks for stopping by The Sunday Showcase – hope to see you there again this week!


  6. July 19, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    That is such a cute idea! Very creative:) I am featuring this at todays link party!


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