Pilgrims and Thanksgiving Day crafts go hand in hand. The Pilgrims, also known as the religious English Colonists, are very important part of Thanksgiving history. The Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the second Monday in October while the Americans celebrate it on the fourth Thursday in November.
So are so many Pilgrim themed crafts for children out there. You can make a simple Pilgrim hat from construction paper which is very easy to make or a Pilgrim paper doll.
Here is the pilgrim boy template. Print it out and cut out. Use a 6 inch paper plate. Cut in 1/2 inches from the outside edge. Then cut around the plate but stop 2 inches from the first slit. The remaining 2 inch tab makes the neck. The head measures 5 inches across after the 1/2 inch strip has been removed.
1. Hat. Pattern is on the fold. Score dotted line and fold up brim. Side tabs go behind the head.
2. Buckle. Cut and paste on.
3. Eye. Cut two and paste on.
4. Nose. Cut and paste on.
5. Mouth. Cut and paste on.
6. Collar. Cut on the fold. Insert neck through center cut. Paste together.
Hair is made of two paper strips 3 inch x 5 inch. Curl each strip under and paste to top of paper plate.
To make this cute paper plate pilgrim girl, use the following template and follow the below directions. Use a 6" paper plate. Cut in 1/2 inch from the outside edge. Then cut around the plate but stop 2 inches from the first slit. The remaining 2 inch tab makes the neck. The head measures 5 inches across after the 1/2 inch strip has been removed.
1. Hat. Pattern is on the fold. Fold down paste tabs as illustrated. Paste to head.
2. Eye. Cut two and paste on.
3. Mouth. Cut and paste on.
4. Nose. Cut and paste on.
5. Collar. Cut on the fold. Insert neck through center cut and paste to collar.
Hair is made by stapling together three 1/2 inch x 12 inch paper strips and braiding together. Secure ends with a pipe cleaner. Attach braid to back of plate.
Draw Pilgrim Faces - Here is a pilgrim girl and boy ... just have fun drawing their faces.
Free Printable Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cards - Print out this cute printable pilgrims card for a Happy Thanksgiving message to someone special.
How to Draw Cartoon Pilgrim Girl for Thanksgiving Step by Step Drawing Lesson - I have put together a step-by-step tutorial that will help you figure out how to draw a cartoon pilgrim girl by using simple shapes to build up this pilgrims’ form. This is an intermediate cartooning tutorial that kids, teens, and adults will enjoy.
How to Make Cardboard Tubes Log Cabin for Abe Lincoln on Presidents Day - Well it is going to be February in 2 hours, so I figured that I would put up a Toy Log Cabin Craft Building craft to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Why? Because it is Presisents Day soon. Just use paper and cardboard tubes / rolls and then just connect them together easily.
How to Make a Pilgrim's Log Cabin - Learn how to make a newspaper rolled log cabin...possibly as a Thanksgiving centerpiece for decorations.
Make Foldable and Printable Thanksgiving Pilgrim Boys out of Paper - This is a great craft to make a 3 dimensional pilgrim boy.
Make Paper Plate Pilgrim Men - Learn how to make these pilgrim boys / men with paper plates, yarn, etc.
Make Paper Plate Pilgrim Women / Girls - Learn how to make these pilgrim Women / Girls with paper plates, yarn, etc.
Make Printable Foldable Thanksgiving Pilgrims Paper - Have a free afternoon and want to make the coolest craft you have ever made? All you need are a printer, paper, scissors, glue, and patience and you will have a fun Thanksgiving arts and crafts activity to keep you busy. Find out more below.
Make Thanksgiving Pilgrim Placeholder Cards - Everyone will know their place at the Thanksgiving table with these printable, foldable Thanksgiving pilgrim placecards.
Paper Craft Log Cabin - Print out and fold up this awesome paper log cabin with the following template and instructions.
Pilgrim Girl Puppets - Learn how to make these adorable Pilgrim Girl Puppets.
Thanksgiving Paper Toy Model - This is a free printable first thanksgiving dinner toy model. This craft has pilgrims and indians as well as a feast and table.
Model Ghost Town Craft - This Cardboard standup ghost town also comes with stand alone tepees and cabins.
Boy and Girl Pilgrim Doorknob Hangers Making Instructions - Young children can easily make this cut and paste craft, but even pre-teens through adults will enjoy creating this cute doorknob hanger
Cardboard Tube Pilgrims & Indians to Make - These cute little Thanksgiving characters are made from a paper towel roll and lots of imagination. They look hard but they are actually easy to make. Putting together a harvest family is one of many fun kid's crafts!
Clay Pot Pilgrim Hat Making Instructions - You won't believe how easy it is to make this fun Thanksgiving decoration that looks like a little Pilgrim's hat using a terra cotta clay pot and a few basic craft supplies.
Clay Pot Pilgrim Making Instructions - Isn't she lovely? This pretty little pilgrim woman has that gentle and simplistic look that your guests will adore. She makes a dainty table decoration or even a place card holder.
Cork Pilgrims Thanksgiving Craft - Make a cool looking pilgrim out of corks and construction paper.
Corn Husk Puppets Thanksgiving Directions - Even if your kids have never been very interested in puppets, they'll like the idea of making their own - from corn husks no less.
Easy Paper Plate Pilgrim Activity for Children - Don’t throw away those used paper plates just yet… you can use those to make this easy to make paper plate pilgrim craft project for your holiday decorations.
Easy Pilgrim Craft to Make - Younger children will find this easier to make than the tp roll version (great if you have two kids of different skill levels!)
Easy Pilgrim Hat Making Directions - Every Thanksgiving, moms and kids have a fun time creating Thanksgiving crafts, especially the making of Pilgrim hats. It also seems that every year, the traditional black hat with a belt buckle is ingenuously created to wear, hung as an ornament, or made as a centerpiece.
Edible Pilgrim Hat - These adorable (and edible) Pilgrim hat favors will decorate any pretty holiday table. Turn them over to use as a treat cup and fill with your favorite treats.
Finger Puppet Pilgrim - Keep kids entertained while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner this year by making these cute pilgrim paper finger puppets. Kids can have a puppet show while they eagerly wait for the turkey to emerge from the oven.
Foamie Pilgrim Hat Project - Pair this craft up with our Native American Foamie Headband Kit for your Thanksgiving class party.
Girl Pilgrim Paper Craft - This is one great craft project to make for the little ones. All they will need is paper and some coloring materials.
Giving Thanks Placemat - What are you thankful for? Find out how gratitude played a role in historic Thanksgiving celebrations. Make your own placemat with historic images and your own message of thanks.
Great Pilgrim Figures - Simple pilgrims that are fun to make!
Hatband Napkin Rings Thanksgiving Activity - These miniature toppers are both functional and stylish - they'll organize your napkins and brighten your table.
Hungry Pilgrim Bread Basket - What a whimsical addition this bread basket will make to your holiday table! Turn a simple and boring basket into this cute and silly Thanksgiving decoration with a purpose.
Make A Pilgrim Bonnets - Why not dress up for Thanksgiving in your own pilgrim bonnet! Easy to make in any size, so that it fits your child - or the doll collection!
Make A Pilgrim Hats - Here is a simple idea for making your own pilgrim hat for Thanksgiving. Make it the right size for your child - or dress up the teddies and dolls!
Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats - Here's a treat that looks old-fashioned but is made with two favorite modern-day sweets: marshmallows and chocolate.
Milk Carton Pilgrim People Thanksgiving Activities - Make some Mayflower Mamas and Papas!
Paper Bag Pilgrim Dolls - Create a simple front and back no-sew Thanksgiving Pilgrim Doll.
Paper Cup Pilgrim Boy - Isn't this little fellow cute? A perfect kids craft for Thanksgiving, you can display your pilgrim boy or use him as a table decoration or perhaps to hold a place card. He's a little tricky to make, so this craft is probably best for older kids (or younger kids will lots of help). And of course you could make a pilgrim girl too!
Paper Cup Pilgrim Girl - This too-cute pilgrim girl is made with a paper cup and a few other bits and pieces from the craft cupboard. She has a pilgrim boy as a partner, too. These crafts are a little tricky, so are perhaps better tackled by older children.
Paper Pilgrim Girl - Try a fun and easy Thanksgiving craft with children. Making a pilgrim girl is easy, fun and requires few materials. It is perfect for home or the classroom. When finished, hang your paper pilgrim girl on a window, refrigerator or bulletin board for a cute holiday decoration.
Paper Pilgrim Boy - Spend time indoors with kids doing this fun and easy Thanksgiving craft. It can be used as a holiday decoration. This project uses minimal materials, is not messy and is perfect for all ages. Try this craft project at home or in the classroom.
Paper Plate Pilgrim - Paper plate pilgrims are good to use as classroom projects, or make a fun craft to do at home on a rainy day. These cute crafts will help your children learn the true reason for Thanksgiving, and will allow them to help decorate the house for the holiday. With a few materials and a couple of minutes, you can have one these fun crafts ready to display. When you are finished, let your child help pick out a special place to hang it up.
Paper Plate Pilgrim Boy - Make a neat pilgrim boy just in time for Thanksgiving.
Perfect Pilgrim Hats - Have you ever wanted to be a Pilgrim? Here’s something to get you started then...
Pilgrim Bonnet - Make a paper bonnet that looks like a bonnet the pilgrim girls wore at our first Thanksgiving.
Pilgrim Bonnet - Children enjoy celebrating the holidays by doing simple arts and crafts. It helps to make them focus on the deeper meaning of the holiday while adding their own personal touch. During the Thanksgiving holiday you can help the children make a Pilgrim bonnet. Follow these steps to learn how to make it.
Pilgrim Bonnet - Why not dress up for Thanksgiving in your own pilgrim bonnet! Easy to make in any size, so that it fits your child - or the doll collection!
Pilgrim Bonnet - You won't believe how easy it is to make this fun Thanksgiving decoration that looks like a little Pilgrim's bonnet using a terra cotta clay pot and a few basic craft supplies.
Pilgrim Boy Fuse Bead Patterns : Pilgrim Thanksgiving - We used a large square peg board, so this design is more suitable for older children. You will need quite a lot of black beads, as well as brown, white, pale pink for the flesh, dark pink or red for the mouth and blue or green for the eyes.
Pilgrim Candy Cup Holder - These Pilgrim Hats are perfect for individual servings of candy corn at your Thanksgiving table.
Pilgrim Card - This craft project is for creating a Thanksgiving pilgrim greeting card out of construction paper. This is a wonderful card to send to family members around Thanksgiving. This craft project is easy enough for most children to complete it with moderate adult supervision. It's so inexpensive to make, it's almost free. Whenever possible, use construction paper scraps left over from other projects to make the pilgrim.
Pilgrim Cards - Send Thanksgiving Greetings to someone special!
Pilgrim Clothes for Boy Beanbag Animals : Crafts with Pilgrims - Make sure your stuffed toys don't feel left out of the Thanksgiving celebrations by crafting these pilgrim clothes for boy beanbag animals.
Pilgrim Clothespin - Children enjoy making crafts for any holiday. Making a pilgrim clothespin is a great craft to celebrate Thanksgiving. The pilgrims can be painted and embellished with pieces of felt and yarn. The wooden dolls can be used for place markers or set into a full display with Native Americans and a turkey.
Pilgrim Collage Craft - Make a Pilgrim collage for Thanksgiving. This Pilgrim makes a wonderful Thanksgiving decoration.
Pilgrim Costume - Pilgrim costumes can add a touch of authenticity and celebration to Thanksgiving activities. Because they are worn in a variety of seasonal activities, from school plays to holiday feasts, creating your own pilgrim costume can prove more economical than purchasing one, especially with children who quickly outgrow their clothing. A pilgrim costume can even be reused for Halloween for a quick and recognizable costume idea. With a few modifications to existing clothing using craft supplies, pilgrim costumes can be created without a heavy time investment.
Pilgrim Couple - After reading the story of the first Thanksgiving to your kids, you can then sit together and enjoy making this paper Pilgrim couple. Recommended age for this project is 8 and up and the project requires about one hour time.
Pilgrim Craft - This is a fun and easy color, cut and paste craft that uses a toilet paper roll as a base to give it a three dimensional effect.
Pilgrim Girl's Bonnet - Pilgrim women made their coifs out of white linen - but you can just as easily fashion one by folding and sewing a white handkerchief.
Pilgrim Hat - Celebrate Thanksgiving Day by making fun kids Thanksgiving crafts like this authentic-looking Pilgrim Hat. Kids learn lessons best when they have hands-on activities that help them remember things. This Pilgrim Hat is easy and fun to make, so kids can be just like the real Pilgrims.
Pilgrim Hat - Bring out your inner pilgrim with this fun Thanksgiving pilgrim hat craft for kids.
Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece - Filled with potted mums or other fall flowers, this fun centerpiece will top off your Thanksgiving table in fitting fashion.
Pilgrim Hat Craft - Take your family's Thanksgiving dinner up a notch by creating festive hats for every member of your family!
Pilgrim Hat Favors - Don’t forget to make some party favors for your Thanksgiving party celebration! Doing this pilgrim hat favors is as easy as one, two, and three!
Pilgrim Hat for Boy Beanbag Animals - Once your stuffed toys are all dressed up for Thanksgiving, this pilgrim hat for boy beanbag animals will complete the ensemble.
Pilgrim Hat for Boys - Make your very own pilgrim hat using a paper plate.
Pilgrim Hat for Girls - Kids can sport the epitome of 1600s style by making and wearing this Pilgrim hat for girls - a perfectly fashionable craft for Thanksgiving Day.
Pilgrim Hat Pattern - Pony bead crafts are always fun crafts for kids. During November, children can make this token for Thanksgiving.
Pilgrim Hat to Make for Thanksgiving - This is a very easy pilgrim hat project. Kids just need a little help and then they can play Pilgrim for Thanksgiving.
Pilgrim Hats - Venture back to the spirit of Plymouth Rock with these Pilgrim crafts. Utilizing the traditional pilgrim hat shape, these pins will be recognized by everyone. The man’s hat has the distinctive large brim, tall crown, ribbon and metal buckle, while the crisp white characteristic design of the puritan bonnet is also individual and unique of that time period.
Pilgrim Hat Place Marker - Place markers or place cards are a fun way to show guests where you would like them to sit at the holiday dinner table. Place markers also provide some festive decoration to the table. Kids will love to get in the spirit of the holidays by making these for your Thanksgiving Day celebration! Make one for each guest at your Thanksgiving feast!
Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Cup - Use a paper cup as the base for this easy to make pilgram's hat, which is ideal to set at each place setting for Thanksgiving
Pilgrim Log Cabin - It may be hard for children to imagine what life was like for the early settlers, but they can make a pilgrim log cabin that will give them a better idea. It's an easy craft project and offers a great opportunity for a fun history lesson.
Pilgrim Mouse Craft - This is a fun and easy color, cut and paste craft that uses a toilet paper roll as a base to give it a three dimensional effect.
Pilgrim Napkin Rings - Kids will enjoy making these fun photo napkin rings that can double as place cards.
Pilgrim Napkin Rings - Take your guests back to the first Thanksgiving with these fun photo napkin rings that double as place cards.
Pilgrim Pal - This year, make room for a new Thanksgiving friend. With a few simple materials, you and your child can create a dashingly dressed Pilgrim guest for the holiday.
Pilgrim Paper Craft - Thanksgiving is the busiest American holiday of the year- because everyone celebrates it! What are some easy, creative, inexpensive kids’ crafts you can have available for the gathering of children on this Thanksgiving holiday?
Pilgrim Place Cards - Had the pilgrim children made place cards like these for their feast, names like Peregrine, Remember, Love, and Humility would have graced the table.
Pilgrim Place Cards - Here's a pop-up card design your kids can use to transform their thumbprints into Pilgrim portraits that resemble your dinner guests. Then everyone can find his or her place, and face, at the dinner table.
Pilgrim Placecard - Make one for every family member as a dinner time surprise.
Pilgrim Pony Beads - A fun zipper pull or keychain made with pony beads.
Pilgrim Puppet for Thanksgiving - Here's an easy Thanksgiving craft for the kids. Make this cute pilgrim puppet and put on a Thanksgiving puppet show.
Pilgrim's Hat - Pilgrim men wore hats not only as protection from the weather but also for pure adornment. Take on a pilgrim persona by donning this brightly-banded colonial cap.
Pilgrim Stuffed Animal Clothes - Make sure your stuffed toys are included in all the Thanksgiving fun with these Pilgrim clothes for girl beanbag animals.
Pilgrim Wobbler - Complete your Thanksgiving decor with this entertaining pilgrim who sways to and fro with a little help from a friend.
Pinch Pot Favors - Native Americans and Pilgrims alike made pinch pots out of clay to use for everything from storing grains to cooking over a fire. This Thanksgiving, they serve a more decorative purpose - as place markers filled with sweet treats.
Plymouth Pilgrim Decoration - This friendly Pilgrim will welcome your guests on Thanksgiving Day.
Proud Pilgrim Hats - Investigate the authentic clothing worn by European immigrants to North America then create historically accurate hats to wear in reenactments.
Quill Pen and Place Cards - Practice pilgrim-like penmanship with ink-dipped feather pens.
Squash Pilgrim - Easy to make considering that all you need to do this craft project can be found in the kitchen countertop. Just ask Mom for permission first before you start turning all your squash into pilgrim puppets.
Styrofoam Cup Pilgrim Hats - These festive little hats are so fun to make as you watch them shrink in the oven! They make great table decorations, but be sure to make them a few days before the big holiday as your turkey will be monopolizing oven time!
Thanksgiving Boy's Pilgrim Hat Craft Project - This simple Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Craft project is perfect for a school play, a fun afternoon at home, and even as a learning craft for home schooled kids. You should be able to make this easy boy’s pilgrim hat for less than $6. It should take you less than an hour as well to complete the whole project!
Thanksgiving Character Puppets - Make Thanksgiving characters from cardboard toilet paper rolls.
Thanksgiving Indian and Pilgrim - This is a charming craft for kids to make for Thanksgiving or for you to make to place at their place setting.
Thanksgiving Napkin Holder - Make it special for your Thanksgiving table.
Thanksgiving Paper Quilt - Terrific for your bulletin board. Just print, write your message and color. Use just 1 or use 50 and arrange the pieces like a quilt.
Thanksgiving Pilgrim Drinking Straw Craft Project - Kids love straws and this craft project is the perfect way to add a Thanksgiving touch to their dinks. Each Pilgrim straw should cost you less than $4 to make, which makes this a great craft project for a groups of kids.
Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Craft - Pilgrim hats make lovely Thanksgiving decorations. You can use a pilgrim hat as a centerpiece for your table, perch it atop a pumpkin or use it as part of a pilgrim costume. You can alter the size of the pilgrim hat to suit your preferences. This project is simple enough that your kids will be able to help you. However, an adult must do most of the measuring and drawing to ensure that the project fits together properly.
Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Craft - This is a great activity for kids of all ages. Making this paper Thanksgiving pilgrim hat will get kids into the holiday spirit and allow them to pretend to be a pilgrim. This Thanksgiving craft is a simple and fun one that can be used in an educational context.
Thanksgiving Pilgrim Origami - Fold a Pilgrim in time for Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Pilgrims - Two pilgrims in traditional Thanksgiving garb invite guests to the holiday feast.
Thanksgiving Pilgrim's Hat for Girls - Kids can sport the epitome of 1600s style by making and wearing this Pilgrim hat for girls - a perfectly fashionable craft for Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Place Card Holder - You won't believe how easy it is to make this fun Thanksgiving place card holder that looks like a Pilgrim's hat.
Thanksgiving Pop-up Placecards - You can print and color pop-up place cards for Thanksgiving. They make cute Thanksgiving table decorations.
Thanksgiving Quilt - Do you admire quilts - but shiver at the thought of sewing one? Our faux Thanksgiving Quilt has all the plush charm of a primitive quilt, and none of the sewing.
Thanksgiving Votive Candleholder - Add a light touch to your seasonal dinner table with this Thanksgiving votive candleholder craft. This is a fast, fun and easy holiday activity for kids.
The Pilgrims' Voyage: A Map and The Mayflower - This project teaches geography and history. The student makes a map of the Pilgrims' voyage and a tiny replica of the Mayflower.
Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim Hat Craft - You won't believe how easy it is to make this fun Thanksgiving place card holder that looks like a Pilgrim's hat.
Village People - Decorate the table with paper Pilgrims and Native Americans.
Waste Not Pilgrim - Turn garbage and recycled goods into fun and this whimsical pilgrim woman.