Pilgrim Hat Craft and Gratitude Banner

This week T has been a little under the weather, so we took it as an opportunity to do more sedentary, quiet activities. This week we made two projects: a pilgrim hat and a gratitude banner. These are two easy and fun projects. T is starting to use scissors in school so he was able to help with some of the cutting for these projects.

 

pilgrim hat

 

Pilgrim Hat

What you need:

Black, yellow, and orange construction paper

Glue

Scissors

Pencil

Scotch tape (for impatient toddlers)

What to do:

1. Cut two strips of the black construction paper long ways. This will later form the band that goes around your child’s head.

Pilgrim Hat
2. Next cut out a long, thin, pointy oval. This will serve as the brim of the hat.

3. Next cut out a large trapezoid from a new piece of black construction paper for the body of the hat.

Pilgrim Hat
4. The orange construction paper is for the band of the hat. Place the hat body on top of the orange so you can measure the length of the band. The band should be about 1/2-1″ thick.

5. Next cut a small square out of the yellow paper for the buckle. Fold it over without creasing it and cut two slits across the bend.

Pilgrim Hat
6. Open it up and cut out the center to have an open square.

Pilgrim Hat
7. Now it’s time to start gluing. First glue the band along the bottom of the hat body. Center the buckle on top of the band.

pilgrim hat

8. Next glue the brim under the bottom of the hat body.

9. Tape together one end of the two strips of black paper. Then measure the band around you child’s head and tape it to size.

pilgrim hat
10. Because T was impatient to wear his hat, we glued and taped the hat to the center of the band. Voila!

pilgrim hat

 

He wore this all evening and then has continued to put it on daily. A lot of these shapes don’t have to be perfect so he was also able to help with the cutting. We even made one for baby Hailey even though she was sleeping…

 

pilgrim hat
Gratitude Banner

What you need:

Twine, string, or ribbon

Leaf stencil

Scissors

Clothespins, paper clips, tape

Construction paper

Pilgrim Hat
What to do:

1. First you need to cut out the leaf stencils. If you fill out the form below, I will send you the stencil I used!

 

Pilgrim Hat
2. One option is to print out the leaves several times, cut them out, and then use these on your banner. The other option is to trace the leaves onto construction paper or varying colors and use construction paper for your leaves. If you use the stencil, I recommend printing it out on thicker paper.

 

pilgrim hat
3. Once your leaves are cut, discuss with your family things you are thankful for and write them on the leaves.

 

pilgrim hat
4. Hang the leaves on your twine/string/ribbon with your tape/clothespin/paper clip. Here is our finished banner!

 

Pilgrim Hat

Fill out the form below and I can send you the leaf stencil for your banner. We had a ton of fun making these projects and we hope you try them out. 

Get my leaf stencil

Happy Veterans Day!

Cheers,

Emily

paper clutter

Emily Bendler

Emily Bendler is a mom, wife, full-time insurance adjuster, professional dancer, dance teacher, graduate student, and founder of I Hope You Dance, Inc., a non-profit supporting youth dance. Read how Emily used her dance ambitions to become a time management maven using the about me link in the sidebar. Feel free to send Emily a message using the email me tab above.

Emily Bendler is a mom, wife, full-time insurance adjuster, professional dancer, dance teacher, graduate student, and founder of I Hope You Dance, Inc., a non-profit supporting youth dance.  Read how Emily used her dance ambitions to become a time management maven.   Feel free to send Emily a message using the email me tab above.

Pilgrim Hat Craft and Gratitude Banner
Tagged on:                             

Leave a Reply

6 Comments on "Pilgrim Hat Craft and Gratitude Banner"

Leave a Reply

Sort by:   newest | oldest
jesusglitter
Guest

This is so cute! He looks like he had a blast. I always loved doing crafts with my daughter and even though she is 30 now, we still love to do crafts together. It is something they never outgrow 🙂

Kassandra DeKoning
Guest

Such a cute idea!! My kids would love this 🙂

Thanks for sharing!

Sheismelrose
Guest

This is such a cute idea perfect for Thanksgiving
http://sheismelrose.net/

wpDiscuz