Nov 13

Thanksgiving Cardboard Craft Project

cardboard-craftThis cute craft project is fun to make and only requires a few inexpensive supplies.  The kids will love making these adorable decorations for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Cardboard Craft Project – Native American and Pilgrim Decorations

What you’ll need:

  • 2 empty toilet paper rolls
  • Construction paper in different colors, including, black, white, yellow, tan/skin colored, and peach
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A black marker for drawing in faces and decorations

How to make:

  1. Cut out two strips of skin colored paper that will cover at least the top 1/2 of each roll and will wrap all the way around.
  2. Glue the skin colored strips to the tops of the rolls.
  3. Use a marker to draw in the faces to your liking.
  4. Cut out a strip of peach construction paper with a length that will wrap all the way around the roll, and a height of about 2/3 of the roll for the Native American.
  5. Cut out a strip of black construction paper the exact same size as above for the pilgrim.
  6. Glue each of the strips onto the rolls, starting at the bottom, leaving about 1/3 of the roll exposed at the top, which should now be skin colored.
  7. Cut out a strip of black and a strip of yellow for the hair.  Each strip should leave room for the hair to be a little bit longer than the top 1/3, as pictured, and should wrap around just enough to leave room for the faces.
  8. Once the strips have been cut, go around each strip and cut little strips, but do not cut all the way through, leave a bit of space at the top to glue the hair strips on.
  9. Glue on the hair strips.
  10. Cut out yellow feathers and glue them on the girl.
  11. Cut out a peach band that will wrap all the way around and glue it to the top of the Native American girl.
  12. Cut out a white decorative piece as pictured for the pilgrim’s shirt and glue it on.
  13. Cut out a black circle that is wider than the roll, and glue it to the top of the pilgrim’s roll.
  14. Cut out a black strip for the hat, wrap it into a cylinder, and glue together.
  15. Glue the hat top onto the hat.
  16. Cut out a white strip for the band of the hat and glue it onto the hat.
  17. Cut out a yellow buckle for the hat and glue it on.
  18. Use the market to add decorative touches to the outfits.

Now that you have created these, feel free to use your creativity to make more Thanksgiving dolls for you decor!


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