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Grade: K-3
Age: 4-9


  • Create a simple front and back no-sew Thanksgiving Pilgrim Doll.
  • Work with a two dimensional object to create a three dimensional object.
  • Build creative problem solving skills.
  • Just plain have fun!

What You Need:

  • Paper grocery bags (or a heavy fabric like canvas if you prefer)
  • Markers, crayons, pencil crayons and pencils.
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and staples
  • If you are using fabric --- you could use fabric paints.
  • Quilt batting or other material for stuffing --- could even be crumpled up newspaper.
  • Pilgrim Cut-Out Templates ONE and TWO (if you need them)

What You Do:

  1. Children can draw their pilgrims on the paper bag using pencil.
  2. Make sure the paper bag is folded in half so that when the pilgrim design is cut-out, two will be cut-out instead of one.
  3. Once the design is drawn out, your kinderartists can cut out their drawing.
  4. Next, the two cut-out pilgrims can be decorated using markers, crayons etc.
  5. Decorate only one side of each of the cut-outs ... one side will be the front with face etc. the other side will be the back with the back of the bonnet, coat etc.
  6. Once the cut-outs are decorated, help your kinderartist staple or glue all but one edge of the paper pilgrims together. Leave one area without glue or staples to insert the stuffing.
  7. Stuff and glue or staple the final opening shut.
  8. Voila.
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