Pilgrim Girl Bonnets

If your little pilgrim comes in the girl variety, you can make a bonnet for her easily. Supplies you will need are: a large piece of white paper, hole punch, yarn and scissors.

Place the paper lengthwise on the work surface and make the brim of the bonnet by folding back a one inch strip along the long side. In the back cut two slits about 3-4 inches long, toward the front of the hat. Shape the bonnet to your dame’s head by placing it on top of her head and bending the bonnet around her head. To have it hold it’s shape over lap the paper where the slits were cut and glue in place. If a long ‘tail’ of paper is formed as the bonnet curves simply fold it under and glue it in place. Use the hole punch on the bottom corners in front and use yarn to create ties.

Popcorn Ears

Corn and popcorn were both introduced to the Pilgrims by their native American friends According to historical accounts both corn and popcorn were served during the feasts of thanks the pilgrims and native Americans so long ago.

This history is great fun not only to eat, but craft! Start by either having the children draw a stalk of corn, or give them a template. Use green construction paper to create the stalk and husk of the ear of corn. Leave the husk open so that the cob inside is showing. Now you can either use corn kernels or popped corn to create the ripe corn cob.

Another delicious variation starts with a styrofoam base in the shape of an ear of corn. Attach the corn kernels or popped corn to the styrofoam pattern with hot glue, or pins. If you are using pop corn and want to add an extra challenge try stringing the fluffy white pop corn onto some thread with a needle. Then take the string and wind it around the styrofoam. Once the base is dressed out with kernels wrap it with scraps of green material to represent the husks. Make a bunch of them and hang them on the wall, or use in your thanksgiving center piece.

Vests

Anyone for dress up? Paper bags are a great base for costumes. Gather together paper grocery bags, crayons, glue and brown construction paper. Cut the paper bag open. If there is print on the bag you can turn it inside out. For a better fit you may want to alter the opening at the neck by making it larger. To make the sleeves cut openings in the sides of the bag.

Now that the cutting work is done, comes the fun: decoration! Let your kids decorate the front, sides and back anyway they wish. All you need to do is get out the supplies then sit back and watch. Kids are so creative there will be some fabulous creations emerging. To add more fun supply the kids with glitter. If you are going for authenticity show them the basic zigzag, spiral or stick figure patterns often seen in Native American art. You can also add fringe by cutting the bag, or strips of construction paper then gluing them to the bag.

 


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