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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.

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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