I've heard from a lot of people who have made their own gingerbread pirate crew after reading the book. If you want to give it a try, Candlewick Press put together a great story hour kit that includes a recipe for gingerbread cookies. It also includes and a nice coloring sheet, so you can make your own Gingerbread Pirates ornaments.
Have fun! Just follow that link and click on "Read to us! Story hour kit!"
Here are a few Gingerbread Pirate creations I've seen recently:
|A pretty amazing crew! It'd be tough to eat these guys, especially after all they went through to run away from Santa...|
|These pirates were made by a class of preschoolers.|
|Their focus was not so much on accurately portraying the characters, but on covering the cookie with as much sugar as possible.|
|If you're not up for baking, you can also make some great Gingerbread Pirates out of construction paper. I saw these at a recent school visit. Pretty great, huh?|
|Man, there are a lot of peg legs in this crowd!|
|Or you can always just keep it simple and draw a picture. Here's a pirate my 4-year-old daughter drew after reading The Gingerbread Pirates.|