Kids Crafts > Holidays > Thanksgiving Crafts > Pilgrim and Native American Handprints

Pilgrim and Native American Handprints

Add a handprint pilgrim or a handprint Native American to your collection of handprint turkeys this Thanksgiving season! This is a simple, fun Thanksgiving craft made with paper and crayons, but is better suited to a slightly older child capable of drawing on their own. These cute handprint characters make great Thanksgiving decorations as well.

What you'll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
Make a Pilgrim
  • Trace your child’s hand. Exclude the thumb, and make sure that their fingers are very close together.
  • At the base of the fingers on the handprint, use a black crayon to draw a brim of a hat. Color the fingers black to finish the hat, adding a yellow buckle if you like.
  • Color the palm of the hand a flesh tone, adding some hair right below the hat.
  • Add on the facial features for your pilgrim.
Make a Native American
  • Trace your child’s hand. Exclude the thumb, and make sure that their fingers are spread apart.
  • At the base of the fingers on the handprint, use a brown crayon to draw a headband. Color the fingerprints red, orange, or yellow to look like feathers.
  • Color the palm of the hand a darker flesh tone, adding some hair right below the headband.
  • Add on the facial features for your Native American boy.


Please add a comment
indian and pilgrim craft
indian pilgrim


Please do not reproduce any of our content on your own site without direct permission. We welcome you to link directly to any pages on our site without specific permission. We also welcome any feedback, ideas or anything you want to share with us - just email us at contact@allkidsnetwork.com.