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35 Amazing Pilgrim Craft Projects

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. Cereal Box Mayflower

So simple, so easy. You'll find the instructions for making cereal box Mayflower at Crafts by Amanda.


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.

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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. Indian Clothespin Dolls

Make this beautiful Thanksgiving clothespin Indian dolls by going to Scribbit 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 Treat Boxes

See how these Pilgrim treat boxes were made by going to A Pumpkin and a Princess.


27. Wooden Pilgrim

Find the instructions for making this cute Thanksgiving wooden pilgrim by going to the Giggles Galore site.

28. Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece


29. Shiny, Happy Pilgrims

This neat puzzle project has instructions and downloads on the Natural Beach Living 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

Do You Decorate For Thanksgiving? - or a comment

Susan Hazelton from Summerfield, Florida on September 09, 2019:

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.

RTalloni on August 31, 2019:

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.

panubon on November 24, 2012:

guide for X'mas, Thanks

rattie lm on November 23, 2012:

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

rattie lm on November 23, 2012:

Just delightful.

Michey LM on November 22, 2012:

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! "

oraisoopoopo on November 22, 2012:

Cute lens, thanks for sharing

susansweaters on November 21, 2012:

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

randomthings lm on November 21, 2012:

Very cute decorations..

Lee Hansen from Vermont on November 20, 2012:

Thanksgiving blessings to you for this bounty of Pilgrim crafts.

LisaPhillips1 on November 20, 2012:

Cute and creative, definitely will keep the kids busy

Sparkler923 on November 20, 2012:

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.

DurgaLakshmi07 on November 20, 2012:

wow great ideas. Thank u for sharing!

ae dc on November 20, 2012:

very cute crafts!

bestvpn1 on November 19, 2012:

super talented you are buddy!

Baddew Fibes on November 19, 2012:

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

anonymous on November 19, 2012:

Adorable, thanks!

DecoratingMom411 on November 18, 2012:

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

Vikki from US on November 18, 2012:

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

BGrimes on November 18, 2012:

Great ideas! I love the little pilgrim hats!

gatornic15 on November 17, 2012:

What a great selection of ideas you have here. Blessed

Noveliaa on November 17, 2012:

Great lens- I enjoyed reading it very much.

magnetic06 lm on November 17, 2012:

lots of awesome ideas, great lens

MoniqueDesigns on November 16, 2012:

A lot of great ideas.

Rowangaia on November 16, 2012:

I love this creative lens and now feel inspired.

Madonaa on November 15, 2012:

Nice Design Love it all

awesomedealz4u on November 15, 2012:

Great ideas!

Kay on November 15, 2012:

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

myspace9 on November 15, 2012:

Nice lens and good information.

FrancissMichael on November 14, 2012:

nice blog i really like it thanks for sharing

Michey LM on November 14, 2012:

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

Rymom28 on November 14, 2012:

What great craft ideas for Thanksgiving, blessed!

anonymous on November 14, 2012:

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!

pawpaw911 on November 14, 2012:

These pilgrim craft ideas are just too cute.

pumpum on November 14, 2012:


Jules Corriere from Jonesborough TN on November 13, 2012:

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!

ShineRita on November 13, 2012:

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

Riesling on November 13, 2012:

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

nicks44 on November 13, 2012:

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 :)

Ann Hinds from So Cal on November 13, 2012:

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.

JoshK47 on November 13, 2012:

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

makemoneyonline5 on November 12, 2012:

Really cute decorations!

jadapotata on November 12, 2012:

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

Donnette Davis from South Africa on November 12, 2012:

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

glowchick on November 12, 2012:

So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

shauna1934 on November 12, 2012:

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

sweetstickyrainbo on November 12, 2012:

cute decorations

mouse1996 lm on November 11, 2012:

Very fun article. Love the different decorations.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on November 11, 2012:

Great collection of pilgrim crafts!

Celticep from North Wales, UK on November 11, 2012:

Interesting ideas!

ohcaroline on November 11, 2012:

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

KayeSI on November 11, 2012:

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

funnybee on November 09, 2012:

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

anonymous on November 09, 2012:

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

FantasticBdaypa on November 09, 2012:

great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Stephenson from California on November 09, 2012:

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.

RGrieco on November 09, 2012:

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

fullofshoes on November 09, 2012:

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

VeraBradleyBagL on November 03, 2012:

Great Thanksgiving Crafts!

psiloveyou1 on November 03, 2012:

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

Mona from Iowa on October 31, 2012:

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

Essentially Ind on October 26, 2012:

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

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