Thanksgiving is right around the corner, believe it or not. If your Thanksgiving celebration includes children dining at the table, this is a fun way to make their place a little bit more fun! This month we’re making Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cups from Parents Magazine.
This project is very simple to make. It does not require many supplies or much time. Here’s how you do it.
- 9-oz. black paper cup
- 3-oz. paper cup
- Paper circle made from black card stock paper
- Yellow construction paper
- Veggie dip
Step 1: Poke a hole in the bottom of the black paper cup and cut about eight slits to the edge of the bottom of the cup. Push them into the inside of the cup.
Step 2: Cut a 1-inch slit into the top edge of the 3-oz. cup. Overlap the cut edges to make the opening small enough to fit into the bottom of the black cup. Run a line of glue along the inside bottom rim of the black cup, and push the 3-oz. cup (right side up) into the hole.
Step 3: Cut a circle out of the black paper. It needs to have a circumference that is a little bit wider than that of the opening of the black cup. I used a bowl to trace the circle. This will be the rim of the pilgrim’s hat.
Step 4: Create a buckle out of the yellow paper by cutting out a 2-inch by 1.5-inch rectangle, then cutting out the center.
Step 5: Glue the buckle to the hat and glue the hat to the black circle. Fill the inside of the cup with your child’s favorite veggie dip and stick some veggie sticks in the dip. Ta-da!
Somehow, eating veggies from a pilgrim’s hat makes them taste better. I refilled that hat four times! They couldn’t get enough! Your kids will love it too and it will make this Thanksgiving dinner a bit more memorable for them.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! See you next month!