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Pilgrim Hat Favors

Posted by  ·  November 13, 2008  ·  Last Updated: November 21, 2017

Pilgrim Hats for favors! I wanted to make something fun for the children’s table at Thanksgiving but I think these would be great party favors for everyone.

I covered a 9 oz. disposible paper cup with black construction paper. You can see the basic shapes I used in the picture below. The picture shows a black ribbon I was going to use for the band but it wasn’t wide enough. I instead used a piece of brown construction paper cut the same shape as the black but thinner than the buckle. The buckle was a piece of cardstock covered in glitter. Since I knew it would be covered in glitter I didn’t worry about folding the square in half to cut out the center to make it faster and easier.

I used glue-stick to attach all the pieces except the brim to the cup. Rubberbands helped to hold the main paper part and band to the cup while drying. Once dry, fill the hat with some treats. Hot glue the brim to the hat in just enough spots to keep it on but also allow someone to retrieve their goodies. Add a buckle and you have a Pilgrim Hat favor.

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  1. Allison
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
    This project is great I used it for projects for the kids I am baby-sitting They had so much fun!
    • Friday, November 22nd, 2013
      I am so glad they liked it! Thanks for telling me.
  2. Sunday, November 16th, 2008
    I think I'll make these with my niece this year!
  3. Saturday, November 15th, 2008
    very fun craft! i have a blog button. stop by and see it shimmer! xo
  4. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    This is really cute. Thank you for posting. I want to make these now.
  5. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    Great project. Takes me back to my kindergarden days-lol. Your site is always a treat to visit.

    Have a great weekend!
  6. tango
    Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    How perfect! There don't seem to be too many Thanksgiving crafts out there. My daughter and I will definitely make these. And she'll insist we make one for each of her pre-school classmates (fortunately, there's only three others), her teacher, the director, the art teacher...

    Thanks for the inspirations!!
  7. susie
    Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    So, so cute. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!!!
  8. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Oh my how adorable!!! my lilest bean will love making this...stopping by from SITS to say hi
  9. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    That is really incredibly cute!
  10. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    These are super cute and look easy enough for my girls to make!
  11. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    These are so cute and they seem so easy!
  12. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Perfect, my kids love hats & this seams easy to make.
  13. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    I love it! Thank you for posting this!!
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  15. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    How adorable and it looks easy to make! I'll have to share this idea.
  16. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Super cute! I'll be adding them to my next Kid's Fall/Thanksgiving Roundup!
  17. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Great idea.
  18. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    cute and easy. thanks.