How to Make a Pilgrim Hat Out of Construction Paper

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Help your kids get excited about Thanksgiving with craft projects designed to spark interest and creativity. Children may enjoy making a Thanksgiving pilgrim hat and wearing it during Thanksgiving dinner. Help your children draw and cut out a black construction paper pilgrim hat. With easy ingenuity, you can fit a hat to each child’s head and provide your children with a delightful hat to wear to celebrate the day.

Things You'll Need

  • Black construction paper (24 inches by 36 inches)
  • Ruler
  • White crayon
  • Stapler
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Draw the outline of a standard black pilgrim hat onto the black construction paper using the ruler and the white crayon. Make the height of the hat approximately 12 inches and the length of the brim approximately 16 inches. Make the brim 2 to 3 inches high then angle the hat in on both the right and left sides so the top of the hat is approximately 6 inches long.

  • Make a hatband for the pilgrim hat by cutting a long rectangle from the black construction paper with dimensions of 2 1/2 inches by 18 inches.

  • Cut out the pilgrim hat and the hatband.

  • Find the center of the hatband and make a small mark at this point with the white crayon. Find the horizontal center point of the black hat just above the brim of the hat and make a small mark at this point on the back of the hat with the white crayon.

  • Position the hatband behind the black hat with the center point of the hatband at the center point of the hat. Staple the hatband to the black hat at both the right and left edges to secure the hatband to the hat.

  • Draw a 3-inch square onto the yellow construction paper with the pencil. Cut the square out. Cut the center of the square out to leave a yellow buckle with a 3/4-inch width.

  • Place glue on the back of the yellow buckle and affix the yellow buckle to the center of the black hat. Press the buckle in place and allow the glue to dry.

  • Place the hat onto a child’s head with the buckle facing away from the child. Pull both ends of the hatband around to the back of the child’s head and staple the ends of the hatband together to fit the head snugly. Cut off any excess hatband length with the scissors.

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