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Paper Cup Pilgrims

Let the kids decorate your Thanksgiving table with these adorable Paper Cup Pilgrims.

Supplies

Pilgrim Girl:
 Polystyrene ball
 Paper cup
 Pink paint
 Black paint
 Wool
 Wiggle eyes
 Scraps of black and pink felt or craft foam
 White paper
 Pink pen
 Glue

Pilgrim Boy
 Polystyrene ball
 Paper cup
 Pink paint
 Black paint
 Wool
 Wiggle eyes
 Scraps of black, brown, white, pink and gold card or craft foam
 Pink pen
 Glue

Instructions

Pilgrim Girl:

Paint the ball pink and the cup black and leave to dry. Glue the ball to the bottom of the cup.

Make a collar by cutting two white paper rectangles and gluing these along at the neck. Make an apron by gluing a rectangle of white paper (with curved corners) to the bottom of the cup. Cut a strip of white card and glue this around the middle of the cup for the apron belt.

Cut two arms from black foam or felt and two hands from pink. Glue one hand to the end of each arm and the other ends of the arms to the body. Finish off with a rectangle of white paper next to the hands as the cuffs.

Glue on some wool as hair.

Cut a square of white paper (about 4 inches square). Fold a strip about ½ wide along the length of the paper, to form the front brim of your bonnet. Fold the paper in half, with the fold on the outside. Fold the back of your bonnet over a tiny bit and glue to secure. Pop the bonnet onto the head and glue in place (you will need a bit of patience here as you will need to hold it while the glue dries!)

To finish, add two eyes and draw on a face. 

 

Pilgrim Boy

Paint the ball pink and the cup black and leave to dry. Glue the ball to the bottom of the cup.

Make a collar by cutting two white rectangles from card or foam and gluing these along at the neck. Make a belt from a strip of brown card or foam, glued around the middle of the cup and finished off with a gold card buckle.

Cut two arms from black card or foam and two hands from pink. Glue one hand to the end of each arm and the other ends of the arms to the body. Finish off with a rectangle of white card next to the hands as the cuffs.

Glue on some wool as hair.

Cut two hats from the black card. Glue around the edge of one hat (making sure you leave the bottom free) and stick the two hats together.

Cut a band from brown card and a buckle from gold and glue these to the front of your card. Pop the hat onto your Pilgrim’s head (you may need a bit of tape to help it stay in place).

Finally, add two eyes and draw on a face.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of ActivityVillage.co.uk.

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