Paper Pilgrim Bonnet

Remember the Mayflower, and give the little ones a fun way to play out scenes from the first Thanksgiving with these paper bonnets. You do the cutting, and the kids can do the gluing and tying.

Paper Pilgrim Bonnet

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Heavy-stock paper, 11 by 17 inches

  • Binding, two 24" lengths

  • Ruler
  • Hole punch

  • Ribbon

  • Glue


  1. Download the bonnet template and use as a guide on a piece of heavy-stock paper.

  2. Use hole punch to make a hole on each side, 1/2 inch beneath fold line and 1/2 inch from edge. Mark spots 5 1/2 inches from each bottom edge, then make a 3-inch vertical cut line from each point.

  3. Fold across dotted line to make cuff; thread ribbon through each hole. Fold bottom corners inward to create back of bonnet, above, and secure with glue dots; fold down back flap and secure with glue dots.



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