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35 Amazing Pilgrim Craft Projects

Updated on February 28, 2020
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

Thanksgiving is an important holiday and it gives us a chance to notice how very blessed we are. It is also a time when we get excited about making Thanksgiving crafts. In this article I'm going to share with you a number of Thanksgiving craft ideas in the form of outstanding pilgrim crafts.

I know that it can take a considerable amount of time to find pilgrim projects when searching the internet. This article is meant to make the search easier by including only pilgrim crafts which have instructions included. All the pilgrim crafts shown here, also gives the site name and address so you'll only have to click on the site name and you'll be taken directly to the project's instructions.

Get the instruction for the pilgrim hat place cards shown above at Better Homes & Gardens.

1. Popsicle Stick Pilgrim

Even the little kids will have a great time making pilgrim folks using popsicle sticks. This simple to do pilgrim project has instructions at crafty morning. A very nice Thanksgiving craft for the little kids.

2. Peg Doll Pilgrims & Native Americans

These peg doll Pilgrim and American Indian families made using doll pegs, will make a nice addition to a Thanksgiving centerpiece. For the tutorial for this project, go to the we bloom here site.

3. Pringle Can Pilgrims

Pilgrims, using Pringle cans, are a nice sized pair for decorating larger areas. You can find the instructions for making this craft by going to the julep site.

4. Pilgrim Turkeys...Gobble!, Gobble!

So simple, so easy. You'll find the instructions for making these turkeys made with stryofoam cups and plastic ornament balls at Mom On TIME OUT.

5. Thanksgiving Village People

A cute Thanksgiving craft! You'll find the instructions for making them at DAILY TEACHER TIPS. These little tp roll village people will become a part of your yearly Thanksgiving decorations.

6. Pilgrim Couple

A nice addition to your Thanksgiving decorations can be found at CHILDMADE. These are really a special little Pilgrim couple that would look great in an table or shelf arrangement.

7. Paper Plate Pilgrim Boy

A nice, easy Thanksgiving craft for even the youngest crafter. Go to All Kids Network for the directions.

8. Pilgrim Napkin Rings

Let the kids help you make pilgrim napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table. See how easy they are to make.

9. Mayflower Centerpiece

10. Paper Plate Pilgrim Girl

A nice and easy paper plate pilgrim girl for the kids to make also. This project can also be found at All Kids Network.

11. Pilgrim Hats Treat Cups

You'll find the instructions for these cute pilgrim hats on the Rosewood Corner site.

12. Thanksgiving Indian and Pilgrim Table Toppers

These are really cute and definitely say Thanksgiving Go to the site for the directions.

13. Clay Pot Pilgrim

The gentle look of this Thanksgiving pilgrim will help put the "thanks" in your Thanksgiving decorations. Go to for the instructions.

14. Clay Pot Pilgrim Hat

A very, very easy Thanksgiving craft that anyone can do. Find the instructions at Yesterday on Tuesday.

15. Plastic Cup Pilgrim Hats

Use the little Dixie cups to make Pilgrim hat place cards. You'll find the instructions at Origami Owls.

16. Paper Bag Pilgrim Boy

The kids will love making this Pilgrim boy. A great classroom project. Go to DLTK to see how to make it.

17. Thanksgiving Puppets

Imagine the fun making and using these Thanksgiving puppets. You'll find the directions for making them at Oh Happy Day.

18. Pilgrim Coasters

Make cute Thanksgiving pilgrim coasters for your holiday table. These coasters are made using cork. So easy.

19. Pilgrim and Indian Clothespin Dolls

Make this beautiful Thanksgiving dolls by going to Lia Griffith for the instructions.

20. Pilgrim Costumes

These cute Pilgrim boy and girl costumes can be made by following the tutorial at Made Everyday.

21. Indian Wobbler

This is soooo cute and would make a great Thanksgiving decoration to use yourself or to give as a gift. Go to for the instructions.

22. Pilgrim Hat

You'll find out how easy it is to make this tp roll pilgrim hat at Crafty Morning.

23. Pilgrim Boy Candy Tin

This will put the finishing touch on your beautiful Thanksgiving table. Get the directions and printable at Burton Avenue.

24. Pilgrim Girl Candy Tin

And here is the cute little Pilgrim girl candy tin holder. The directions are found at Burton Avenue.

25. Round Thanksgiving Pilgrims

Start out with 6" round Styrofoam balls...and look what cute Pilgrims you can make. Find the instructions at

26. Pilgrim Thanksgiving

A great project for teaching about colonial America. See how these characters were made by going to Creative Me Inspired You.

27. Pilgrim Magnets

You and your children will enjoy making these tongue depressor magnets or puppets. Find the instructions for making these cute Thanksgiving items by going to the OBSEUSSED site.

28. Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece

29. Shiny, Happy Pilgrims

This neat woodworking project has instructions and patterns on the she wears flowers website.

30. Doll Peg Pilgrims

These little doll peg pilgrims are so easy to make and you'll have so much fun making them. Go to to see how to make them.

31. Spoon Pilgrims

32. Paper Pilgrim Hats

Complete the first Thanksgiving setting by having the kids wear Pilgrim hats. Find the directions for making them at Martha Stewart.

33. Pilgrims and Indian

This Indian and the Pilgrims are made using paper tubes. You'll find the directions on the CRAFTS BY Amanda site.

34. Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups

This is a great idea if your Thanksgiving celebrations include small children. The tutorial for making the crayon cups is found at Lil Luna. Free printable placemats are also included with this project.

35. Pilgrim Hat Mini Pinata

I'm sure you could include names on these pilgrim hat mini pinatas so they can also serve as name cards.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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    • hazeltos profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      10 months ago from Summerfield, Florida

      I love these crafts. I will have Thanksgiving at my home this year with my children and grandchildren. I will be having the grandkids make a couple of these things. Thanks so much for sharing these Thanksgiving crafts.

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      10 months ago

      Some really cute ideas here. I especially like the painted peg dolls. Decorating for Thanksgiving is a delightful way to kick off the holidays and I like to use transitional items, but adding pilgrims to the mix makes this holiday extra-special.

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      7 years ago

      guide for X'mas, Thanks

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      rattie lm 

      7 years ago

      @Michey LM: Hope you made that up - very cute!

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      rattie lm 

      7 years ago

      Just delightful.

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      Michey LM 

      7 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving!"May your stuffing be tastyMay your turkey be plump,May your potatoes and gravyHave never a lump.May your yams be deliciousAnd your pies take the prize,And may your Thanksgiving dinnerStay off your thighs! "

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      7 years ago

      Cute lens, thanks for sharing

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      7 years ago

      These are so cute. Wish I had seen this sooner.

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      randomthings lm 

      7 years ago

      Very cute decorations..

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      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      Thanksgiving blessings to you for this bounty of Pilgrim crafts.

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      7 years ago

      Cute and creative, definitely will keep the kids busy

    • Sparkler923 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great lens. I love the treat holders. I usually skip the decorations for Thanksgiving but all the these great ideas make me wanna start a new tradition.

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      7 years ago

      wow great ideas. Thank u for sharing!

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      ae dc 

      7 years ago

      very cute crafts!

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      7 years ago

      super talented you are buddy!

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      Baddew Fibes 

      7 years ago

      Dozens and dozens of good ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      Adorable, thanks!

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      7 years ago

      Those pilgrim crafts are so unique and cute! It's so interesting! Thanks for sharing those ideas!

    • choosehappy profile image


      7 years ago from US

      We do just a little decorating for Thanksgiving. All of these little pilgrim crafts are adorable.

    • BGrimes profile image


      7 years ago

      Great ideas! I love the little pilgrim hats!

    • gatornic15 profile image


      7 years ago

      What a great selection of ideas you have here. Blessed

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      7 years ago

      Great lens- I enjoyed reading it very much.

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      magnetic06 lm 

      7 years ago

      lots of awesome ideas, great lens

    • MoniqueDesigns profile image


      7 years ago

      A lot of great ideas.

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      7 years ago

      I love this creative lens and now feel inspired.

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      7 years ago

      Nice Design Love it all

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      7 years ago

      Great ideas!

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image


      7 years ago

      I remember making the paper plate craft as a child. You have a great collection here.

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      7 years ago

      Nice lens and good information.

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      7 years ago

      nice blog i really like it thanks for sharing

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      Michey LM 

      7 years ago

      Great decoration ideas. Yes! I love to decorate the table on Thansgiving

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      7 years ago

      What great craft ideas for Thanksgiving, blessed!

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      7 years ago

      You just put the sweetest smile on my face that started at the top and stayed all the way through as I delighted in you fun Pilgrim crafts. I was remembering some of them that are so similar to ones that even I did as a child and you have made them even better!

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      7 years ago

      These pilgrim craft ideas are just too cute.

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      7 years ago


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      Jules Corriere 

      7 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Lots of great ideas. I was a room mother when my kids were little, and this is exactly the kind of stuff I looked for. Thanks for putting it all in one place! Blessed!

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      7 years ago

      Cute decorations! i love the Pilgrim Boy and Indian Printables.

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      7 years ago

      Such a lovely and beautiful lens, great idea and perfect work :-)

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      7 years ago

      Not really, however I see that more and more people begin decorating on almost any occasion, and that's a good thing, at least for the retailers :)

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      Ann Hinds 

      7 years ago from So Cal

      We don't do enough decorating but with company coming for Thanksgiving, we need to make more of an effort. Fortunately, your selection requires very little effort and these are very, very cute! Blessed.

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      7 years ago

      Such cute decorating ideas! Blessed by a SquidAngel! :)

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      7 years ago

      Really cute decorations!

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      7 years ago

      Adorable! Can't wait to do these with my nieces!

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      Donnette Davis 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      How terribly cute. I love the kiddie crafts. Blessed x

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      7 years ago

      So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

    • shauna1934 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love the Thanksgiving printables!! Am going to use them with my kids this year!

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      7 years ago

      cute decorations

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      mouse1996 lm 

      7 years ago

      Very fun article. Love the different decorations.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      Great collection of pilgrim crafts!

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      7 years ago from North Wales, UK

      Interesting ideas!

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      7 years ago

      yes, but probably not this year. These are some really neat craft ideas.

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      7 years ago

      Oh, what fun projects for grandparents and grandchildren. I'm sharing this on Pinterest and tomorrow at - thank you :)

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      7 years ago

      This is so much fun. what a great idea!!

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      7 years ago

      We do decorate for Thanksgiving. These are some of the cutest crafts. Fun lens.

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      7 years ago

      great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Stephenson 

      7 years ago from California

      How cute! Love all the crafty stuff. It would be a lot of fun for the kids to do. Don't have any little ones, but I am sure it would be great fun.

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      7 years ago

      I will have to try making some of your crafts with the kids, love your lens.

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      7 years ago

      These are the best!! I love the turkeys... cute and very funny :)

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      7 years ago

      Great Thanksgiving Crafts!

    • psiloveyou1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great ideas!! Kids love crafting this time of year. Sending an Angel Blessing your way :)

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      7 years ago from Iowa

      So many cute ideas. Perfect for that rainy fall day when the kids can't go out.

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      Essentially Ind 

      7 years ago

      wow every piece is so cute, but i really liked Pilgrim Girl and Indian Printable.Lovely Lens. :)


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