Paper Plate Pilgrim Craft (Learn & Link With Linky)



Getting closer and closer to Thanksgiving. My kids and I made Thanksgiving paper plate crafts – Mayflower and a Pilgrim. 



The 1st craft we made were paper plate Pilgrims.  My boys made boy Pilgrims, my daughter  made a girl Pilgrim and I made another girl Pilgrim for my 7 month baby.  Guess you could say they are Pilgrim kids!


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Materials needed:

Paper Plates


Glue (not a glue stick) & Scissors

Construction Paper or Cardstock



I found this craft on Pinterest but there was no template or anything so I started off my cutting out the bow at the bottom of the plate, cutting slits and then working my way around the plate for the rest of the head. Then I had my kids design their own faces  on their Pilgrims. 

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For girls: I used cardstock, cut them into rectangles ad then cut slits to look like strands of hair then glued underneath the bonnet. 

For boys: I used black construction paper and drew out a hat and then yellow construction paper to cut out the buckle and glued to the top of the Pilgrim’s head. 

paper plate girls


I made one for my 7 month baby so that I could hang one up for her with her siblings Pilgrims. 

boy paper plate pilgrims


As you can see my 2-year-old needed help – he has an abstract face you can say! 



Stay tuned for our Mayflower paper plate craft. 


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  1. Those are very cute!
    Thanks for the linky party!

  2. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks so much for hosting each week! I love the paper plate crafts! Pinning it!

  3. That is so easy and so cute! I think I’ll have to do this with the kiddos this weekend!

  4. I love this craft! I think I have everything on hand to make them, too!

  5. Lol! These are so fun; what a great easy craft!

  6. This is such a cute project! I am putting it on the list of activities for the kids to do while we are at Grandma’s this weekend!

  7. Adorable Pilgrims craft! Popped over from Homeschool Creations Linky Party and linked up some of our recent activities, too! Have a great weekend!

  8. These are super cute and really easy to make! I’m gonna let my girls make some pilgrims!

  9. What a great craft!

  10. These are so cute! I did something like this when my daughter was in preschool. She made one at school and liked it so much that she wanted to make another one when she got home! πŸ™‚

  11. Aww these are too cute! I miss crafting with my guy, these are great memory makers. I will have to try this with my nephews!

  12. How cute! Great way to get the kids involved with the holiday

  13. Easy, fun, and quite ingenious! Love it πŸ˜€

  14. Oh! How cute πŸ™‚ I still have crafts my kids made when they were small. It brings back so many memories when I unpack them now, years later – and reminds me of all I have to be thankful for.

  15. These are very cute, and remind me of the projects I made in school 20 years ago!

  16. These turned out so cute and look easy to make too!

  17. Such cute pilgrim paper plates. That craft is very refrigerator door worthy.

  18. Awe these are way too cute! Thanks for another fun craft!

  19. These are adorable! I could see all my kids really liking these!

  20. Oh how fun. I think I will try this with my daughter today. Can’t wait to see your mayflower paper plate craft!

  21. I like when you can do great arts and crafts by repurposing things you have around the house.

  22. i need to make these with my scouts

  23. Cute this is something our kids can do too so will be including it in their list of activities the can pick from for the holidays.

  24. Super cute idea. This looks like a great craft for kids to do on Thanksgiving while the parents get the meal together.

  25. Oh those are cute, I bet the kids loved making these.

  26. i remember making these in school, brings back great memories!

  27. So cute!! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  28. Cynthia Cover says:

    I love those pilgrims….I will have to make them next year ….I could probably make a santa this year with a red hat and beard…great idea!

  29. Tanya Rubezhov says:

    This is great! Love it! Bookmarking it for next Thanksgiving!

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