We have a Thanksgiving
Feast each year and the children dress up as a Pilgrim or an
Indian. The patterns that we use are a bit difficult to
fit here, but hopefully these pictures will give you some
ideas of how to do it.
on the picture to enlarge the collar that both the girl and
boy Pilgrim wear. This was made with a 12x18 piece of white
construction paper. The corners were rounded and a slit
made in the center front. The neck hole was cut out of the
center to fit. Yarn ties were used at the neck to hold
the collars on. See pictures below.
Using a 12x16 piece of
white, construction paper fold the bottom up about 2 1/2
inches for the hat brim. Then cut a notch in the center
as shown. Do not cut it out. The notch is folded
in and the two sides over the notch and then stapled down to
make the hat. This part will be at the bottom (back of
neck) when it is worn. Pieces of white yarn were stapled
on each side and used to tie the hat on the girls. They
look very cute!
hat is made using black construction paper with a white band
and yellow buckle. A sentence strip of tagboard was used
as a headband to hold the "hat" on.
girls and boys wore the same costume. The vest was made
using a full-size brown, paper grocery bag. I have to
study it each year and usually have a parent help me figure it
Click to enlarge.
paints pictures and we write an Indian name that they have
chosen on their vest. The headbands are made with
colored construction paper. Sometimes we use real
feathers for the headbands.
some pictures of the children at our last year's annual
Click on the
photo to enlarge. We made our pasta necklaces using
Coloration Liquid Watercolors. We find that they are
easier and have more vibrant colors than the food coloring.
We put the pasta in a zip lock bag, add a few drops of
watercolor and shake! No alcohol is needed.
medallion is courtesy of Nora at
Thanks Nora! This was made using construction paper and is
looped over the necklace and stapled or glued. There is a
blank line on the reverse side of the medallion for the child's
Indian name. Click on the pattern below.