- Cardboard tissue tubes
- Colored paper
- Fine-tipped markers
- For each figure, wrap a cardboard tissue tube with a 4- by 6-inch rectangle of colored paper and glue the paper in place.
- Draw the facial features on a 2- by 3-inch piece of paper with markers. Glue the face onto the tube.
- For the hair, cut fringe along one side of a small paper rectangle. Roll the hair around a pen to make curls, trim it, and glue it into place.
- Cut and decorate headbands and feathers for the Native Americans and collars for the Pilgrims.
- For the Pilgrim girl’s bonnet, wrap a 2- by 5-inch paper rectangle around the top of the tube with the ends overlapping and glue at the back.
- For the Pilgrim boy’s hat, cut out a black circle 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Roll and glue a black, 2- by 5-inch paper rectangle into a tube shape. Cut slits along one end, fold in the tabs, and glue them to the center of the paper circle. Add a 1/2-inch band and square buckle and glue the hat to the boy’s head.
Pilgrim Hat Napkin Holder
Have the kids cut paper towel or toilet paper tubes into 3-inch long sections. Along one end, make 1-inch long incisions a quarter inch apart all the way around the tube. Have the kids fold out the flaps so that they can sit the tubes on the table and the flaps fan out like a hat brim. Then have them trace this “brim” on paper or cardboard and cut out the circle they trace. After this they can cut out the center of the circles and slip it over the top of the tube so that it covers the flaps, and glue it in place. Let them paint the hats black and add paper buckles for finished pilgrim hat napkin holders.
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For this Thanksgiving craft, you need construction paper of earth tones, markers or crayons, scissors, and glue. Many students may have already made turkeys by using cut-outs of their hands as feathers. The thankful tree offers a similar idea, but takes it one step further.
To make a thankful tree, students need to trace and cut out their hands in various autumn leaf colors. These hands will be the leaves of the tree. Next, have the students write in each one of the “leaves” what they are thankful for. Have the students cut out a trunk with branches and glue it to a piece of paper. Then glue all of the leaves to the trunk and paper.
You could also do this project as more of a group project and make a giant trunk and branches of a tree on the bulletin board and then have all of the students put up just one or two hands onto the group thankful tree.