This paper plate pilgrim craft is a great Thanksgiving craft for kids and a fun way to teach them about history. Our daughter had lots of questions after doing these pilgrim crafts (why does the boy have that kind of hat?, etc) and led to lots of discussion and looking in books. This cute pilgrim craft is made from paper plates and construction paper which you probably have on hand and our provided templates make it even easier to do.

What you'll need:

How to make the boy pilgrim craft
  1. Paint the small paper plate beige and put aside to dry.
  2. While the paint dries, print our template and cut out the pieces.
  3. Trace the paper plate 'wedge' onto a large paper plate and cut the piece out.
  4. Trace the rest of the template pieces onto construction paper and cut them out.
  5. Glue the pieces of the pilgrim hat together (see the photo).
  6. Glue the black wedge piece to the paper plate wedge piece, and then glue the finished piece to the bottom of the beige paper plate.
  7. Glue the hair to the top of the beige paper plate.
  8. Glue the hat to the top of the beige paper plate, overlapping the hair.
  9. Use crayons to draw on the face for your Pilgrim boy.
How to make the girl pilgrim craft
  1. Paint the small paper plate beige and put aside to dry.
  2. While the paint dries, print our template and cut out the pieces.
  3. Trace the paper plate 'wedge' onto a large paper plate and cut the piece out. Trace the other two edge pieces onto a paper plate and cut those pieces out as well.
  4. Trace the rest of the template pieces onto construction paper and cut them out.
  5. Glue the paper plate pieces of the pilgrim bonnet together (see the photo).
  6. Glue the black wedge piece to the paper plate wedge piece, and then glue the finished piece to the bottom of the beige paper plate.
  7. Glue the hair to the top of the beige paper plate.
  8. Glue the hat to the top of the beige paper plate, overlapping the hair.
  9. Use crayons to draw on the face for your Pilgrim girl.
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