Building on the library's experience with the crane Chris built for the summer celebration, he was commissioned to disguise a donation bin for Halloween candy as a pirate ship. Since this commission didn't require the interactivity of the crane he opted for a simpler construction made of just cardboard.
The ship was designed to resemble the caravel Victoria, Magellan's flagship. It was to be a 2.5D production, with the design able to lay flat for storage or wrapped around a barrel, the barrel giving it shape.
To help make the cardboard appear like wood, and disguise different colorations of cardboard from the donor boxes, Chris broke down boxes and marked them for two different sizes of planks: a large size for the hull and a small size for the fore/aft castle.
The results worked out quite well, and removable masts of recycled movie-poster tubes furnished by a friend of Team Givan added to the looks with red sails.