Duck Tape Pirate Ship
Ducktivity provided by Whipperwhirl
I create many elaborate props - in my spare time - to shock and amuse guests at several parties my husband and I host a year. I choose to use Duck Tape in place of paint for its vibrant color, ease of use and durability.
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The ship was completely finished inside and out - there was a trap door in the back so that children could play inside and throw cannon balls (Duck Tape covered beach balls) at unfortunate passerby’s
At the party the croc, the shark and the skull island looked a bit different from the main picture as they were actually functional items - the shark was a place for people to put their soda cans, the croc sat on top of a garbage pail to eat garbage, and the island was just a regular skull instead of a "mouse" skull.
The chains, flag, anchor and even the treasure chest were also made of Duck Tape. I was especially proud of the treasure chest complete with a red Duck tape interior and latch - but this was where the children found their treasure at the end of the hunt and they were more impressed by the treasure.
After the party was over I didn’t have the heart to recycle it so I convinced my husband to let me cut the pieces up and use them as Halloween decoration at our campsite during our vacation at Disney world during Halloween 2009. In order to transport the ship to Disney world my husband had to drive from CT to Florida and it took 2 days of our vacation for me to reconstruct the pirate ship at our campsite. It was quite a sacrifice but it was so great seeing it sail again.
One fellow camper fell so in love with the ship that after we left Disney World she kept the pirate ship on her campsite through Thanksgiving until a storm finally took down the cardboard on December 4th 2009. If it had been made out of wood I’m sure it would still be going strong now -My husband says - Don't get any ideas!
A recent piece that I created was this crazy pirate ship. Originally constructed for my children’s joint birthday party in August of 2009. I started making the pirate ship in June of 2009. I used cardboard, white glue and Duck Brand Duct tape.