Paper Pilgrim Hats
Paper Pilgrim Hat

Kids will love these festive Thanksgiving hats and bonnets. Set the instructions and materials out on the table so kids can create their own fashion masterpieces for the big turkey day. 

Kids can proudly wear their hat or bonnet to the Thanksgiving meal and tell the story of the first Thanksgiving. 

Pilgrim Bonnets:

  • 11”x 17”inch white construction paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • sugar glue (recipe follows)
  • hole punch
  • ribbon

Bonnet Directions:

  1. Hold the paper horizontally. Fold one edge 1 inch down to make a cuff. This will be the front of the bonnet. Glue edge down with sugar glue.
  2. To make the back, mark a dot every 5 1/2 inches. Make a three-inch cut at those markings. Fold the outer pieces in and fold the middle piece down to make a flap over the back.
  3. Use a hole punch to make a hole on each side to thread ribbon through to tie the bonnet.

Pilgrim Hats:

  • 11”x 17” inch black construction paper
  • pencil
  • small rectangle cut out of yellow construction paper
  • scissors
  • sugar glue (recipe follows)
  • stapler


Pilgrim Hat Directions:

  1. ?Trace hat and band shape onto black construction paper. Cut out. Trace buckle onto yellow paper and cut out.
  2. Glue the buckle in the center of the hat. Glue the bands on the inside of the back of the hat.
  3. To wear, pull bands around child?s head, mark with pencil, remove hat and staple shut.

Sugar Glue Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Mix flour, sugar, water and oil in a pot and stir over low heat until well combined and smooth in texture to make decoupage.


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