Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Off To Neverland!

This last week's theme for Summer Reading was Peter Pan. My mom went all out yet again, with awesome food, crafts, and possibly the biggest project for this year's program, a pirate ship!

Food Table

Pirate ship cupcakes.

Crocodile candy envelopes.
(My mom handmade every one of these suckers!)

Tinkerbell with the chest of (chocolate) gold!

Fairy Wands.

Peter Pan story sacks.

Pirate Ryder and his mommy Tinkerbell.

Wow! What a ship!

Ryder loved it!


  1. Hi, Love the ship. My girls are about 5, do you think this is too small? Can you give some simple instructions/advice? Thanks

    1. Hi there! My mom is the genius who built this pirate ship. She used cardboard for the main structure, but she did use some 2x4 wood boards to give the larger pieces more stability and a place to attach the masts. The masts are just cardboard tubes, and the sails are made out of plastic tablecloths from the dollar store. This was made for a library summer reading program for children ages 4-11, and they all loved it. Your 5 year olds will love it too!

  2. I love the pirate ship too. Your mom is a genius. Where did she get the large pieces of cardboard?

    1. My husband works in the A/C business so we had access to large A/C unit boxes.

  3. This is such a great idea! We're going to be using a pirate theme in children's church these are great ideas!