We’ve made so many turkey crafts over the years. They’re so cute and so much fun.
But, there are other fun things you can do for Thanksgiving, like this cute Cardboard Tube Pilgrim Hat Craft.
So grab a few supplies and let’s get crafting.
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How to make your Pilgrim Hat craft
First, you’ll want to cut your cardboard tube in half. We’ll only be using 1/2 of the tube for our craft, so you’ll be able to make two pilgrim hats out of one toilet paper tube.
Use your black paint to paint your entire half of the tube.
While your paint is drying, cut a circle from your black construction paper.
Your circle needs to be larger than the cardboard tube because this will be the rim of your hat. I found that tracing one of our drinking glasses was the perfect size for my hat.
Next, cut a strip from your brown paper. It needs to be long enough to go all the way around your cardboard tube. My strip was 6-1/2 inches long and was the perfect length.
Also cut a square from your yellow paper and a smaller square from your brown paper. This will be the buckle.
Glue the smaller brown piece in the middle of your yellow square.
Once your black paint is dry, it’s time to attach your rim to your hat.
Find the middle of your black circle and poke a hole in it. Also, place your cardboard tube in the middle of the circle and trace a light circle around it. Cut from the center of the circle to your traced circle. Fold up your wedges.
Use your wedges to attach your rim to the inside of your cardboard tube with glue.
Press down and let it dry before you move on.
Finally, glue your brown strip around your hat.
Attach the yellow buckle to your brown strip.
Let everything dry and then it’s ready to play with!
This Pilgrim Hat craft is so cute to display. You could make a whole batch and use them as Thanksgiving place cards, just write the names on the hat with white chalk. We also found that these hats were the perfect size for our Beanie Boos collection!
If you enjoyed this pilgrim hat craft, the above photo is perfect for sharing on Facebook. Or, you can save the photo below on Pinterest.
You may also like one of these Thanksgiving activities:
Countdown to Christmas
If you’re anything like me, I know you’re looking for fun family activities to do this Christmas. But, not just anything. I’m not looking for elaborate and I’m definitely not looking for something that would require a million trips to the craft store.
That’s why I just love Countdown to Christmas – 24 Activities, Crafts, and Recipes to Countdown to Christmas by Cerys Parker from Rainy Day Mum. The activities are simple (you won’t find anything elaborate) and definitely fun. They’re perfect for families. And, they’re perfect for the advent season.
This fabulous resource for Christmas family fun can be purchased here. Take a peek, you’ll love it!