For this project, these are the pieces you will need.
For each student:
- (1) pink rectangle face (you can make 4 with a 9 x 12 piece of paper)
- (1) large white triangle (cut a 6 inch square on the diagonal)
- (2) 6 x 2 rectangles for hair (cut some blonde, brown, and black so children can choose the hair color for their pilgrim)
- (2) 3 1/8 x 2 inch white rectangles
Next, glue the two white rectangles to the top of the edges of the hair.
Glue the large triangle to the top of the pilgrim head. If part of the pink forehead ends up poking above the white triangle, simply trim it off.
You can use scissors to snip the edges of the hair on both sides to make it look like hair strands. Finally, add a face. I taught the students to draw an oval for both eyes with a black crayon. They draw a circle in the middle of each oval and then place a black dot in the center of the circle. They choose what color to color the circle of the eye (green, brown, or blue). They then color the outer edges of the eye white. Teach them to draw a nose by drawing an L or a small U. Have them draw a U for the mouth. They can create lips by adding a small heart to the center of the mouth.
I really enjoy the fact that while we create these pilgrims using the exact same steps as each other, no two pilgrims ever seem to look the same.
Stay tuned for the last installment of these Thanksgiving craftivities tomorrow. I will teach you how we create our Native Americans and show you how we use these three craftivities to make a really neat class display. Here is what tomorrow's craft will look like.
What do you create with your class to decorate for Thanksgiving?