What You Do:
- Set aside the 8" x 20" piece of felt, and ask your child to trace the paper plate onto the smaller piece of felt. Have your child cut out the circle he's traced.
- Have your child fold the circle in half and carefully cut out the inside of the circle by cutting a smaller circle out of the larger one, leaving a 2-inch “frame” of black felt all the way around.
- Trace the shape of the felt "doughnut" onto the plate, and cut the traced circle out of the plate.
- Glue the black felt piece onto the paper plate's brim.
- Glue the 8" x 20" piece of felt to the inside of the opening in the felt brim, standing vertically so it looks like a top hat.
- Use the smaller black circle cut out of the brim to make the top of the hat. Glue the small circle on top of the hat to cover the opening. Let the glue dry.
- Have your child apply the white strip of felt to the crown of the hat with glue.
- Cut out a buckle from the yellow felt—a large square with a smaller square cut out of it—and ask your child to glue it securely to the front of the hat on the white strip. Now you've got a pilgrim hat!
Try making these adorable Pilgrim headpieces for all the children in the family this coming Thanksgiving. This activity makes a fantastic accompaniment to the Native American Headpiece!