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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.




  • Bonnet Template
  • Heavy-stock paper, 11 by 17 inches
  • Binding, two 24" lengths
  • Ruler
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Glue


  1. Step 1

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

  2. Step 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. Step 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.



Reviews (2)

  • klepczynski 27 Nov, 2013

    Glue dots made this easy. Just a what's up, but the materials call for 48" of binding and then ribbon with no measurement included. The instructions don't reference the binding that I can see, only the ribbon. I just measured an arms length of ribbon twice for each hat and that was ample. It is a simple project so no need to fix the materials/instructions, but maybe...

  • Sweet_One 23 Nov, 2013

    Easy to follow instructions. Two changes that worked perfectly: I lined the inside of the bonnet with a tiny print scrapbook paper, affixed to the inside with rubber cement. I didn't have glue dots so I used a small white brad. Fun and easy to make!