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Thanksgiving Crafts: Pilgrim Place Cards

Pilgrim Place Cards

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Had the pilgrim children made place cards like these for their feast, names like Peregrine, Remember, Love, and Humility would have graced the table.


  • Permanent colored markers
  • Straight wooden clothespins
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Craft knife
  • 1-liter plastic bottle with cap
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Paper plate


  1. To make a pair of pilgrim place cards, use colored markers to draw faces on the heads of two straight wooden clothespins. Color the rest of the clothespins black. Wrap a pipe cleaner around each clothespin just below the head to create arms.
  2. With a craft knife, cut the top off a plastic 1-liter bottle, 3 1/4 inches down from the cap (a parent's job) and discard the bottom. Remove the bottle cap and color it and the bottle top black.
  3. For the pilgrim man, wrap a pipe cleaner around his feet and stand him up in the bottle cap. Cut out and glue on a paper hat and vest.
  4. To finish the woman, wrap a pipe cleaner around her waist and fit her into the bottle top. Glue on a paper apron and bonnet.
  5. Lastly, cut name tags from a paper plate rim and attach them to the pilgrims' arms.