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Easy Thanksgiving Decorations to Make With the Kids!



We came up with a cute idea for Thanksgiving decorations to make with the kids. It all starts with a couple of empty toilet paper rolls, some construction paper and a stapler. Presto!! You've made a pair of Pilgrims that can be used as a centerpiece for your holiday table or just as a decoration around the house.

Followe our step-by-step instructions and you won't go wrong with this craft! Take a look and see!

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This craft is super easy to make. Let's take a look at what you'll need:

Materials

  • Two toilet paper rolls
  • Construction paper - black, pink, white, and yellow
  • Yarn - yellow, orange, and white
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Hole puncher
  • A printer
  • Template-Girl Pilgrim
  • Template-Girl Pilgrim Hat
  • Template-Boy Pilgrim


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    Instructions:


    1. Print out our templates. Girl Pilgrim, Girl Pilgrim's Hat, and Boy Pilgrim.

    2. Using our templates, cut out the pilgrims' bodies and clothing out of construction paper.

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    3. Staple the pink and black strips of construction paper around the toilet roll, as shown in picture.

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    4. Glue on the clothing pieces (collars, buttons, and apron for the girl, collar and button for the boy).

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    5. Using the markers or crayons, draw on a face.

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    6. Staple yarn at the top of the toilet roll, and cut to desired length. This will be your pilgrim's hair.

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    7. Now it's time for the finishing touches, or "how to" make the girl's bonnet and the boy's hat. Ladies first :)-here are the directions for making the bonnet!

    Cut a rectangle out of white paper, 9 X 11.5 centimeters. Make a fold at the bottom of the template and cut two diagonal slits at the top. Fold the slits in towards each other and staple.

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    Fold the top flap over the two stapled sides and staple to them.

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    Punch a hole on each side of the bonnet in front, and tie a piece of white yarn to both sides. Put the bonnet on the girl, and staple the white yarn to her body, as shown in the picture.

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    8. Now for the boy's hat! Using the hat template piece, staple the boy's hat to his head.

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    Cut a buckle for his hat out of the yellow construction paper (you can do this by cutting out a small square, folding the square in half, and then cutting another smaller square out of the middle).

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