Pilgrim Hats

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Pilgrim's Hat Thanksgiving Craft for Kids
Total Time 1 hour Ages preschooler

To shield themselves from the sun and rain, the Pilgrims wore broad-brimmed hats. Outfitting your dinner crowd with this popularized version is a fun way to top off your family's holiday celebration.

What you'll need

  • Poster board (black, gold)
  • Staple
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Paper clips

How to make it

  1. Pilgrim Hats - Step 1

    On the black poster board, mark the dimensions of the Pilgrim hat shape and the separate headband, as shown in the diagram. Cut out both pieces and use them as templates to trace and cut each additional hat you plan to make.

  2. Pilgrim Hats - Step 2

    Center each hat shape atop a headband so that the hat brim extends below the band, as shown. Staple the hat to the band, then fold the brim upward so that the crease is flush with the bottom edge of the band.

  3. For each hat, cut a basic buckle shape out of gold poster board and use a glue stick to attach it to the Pilgrim hat.

  4. Secure the headband with 2 paper clips around the head of each "Pilgrim."

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