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November 18, 2011

How to Make Parents Magazine’s Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cups

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.

Parents magazine's Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cup finished

This project is very simple to make. It does not require many supplies or much time. Here’s how you do it.

Supplies

  • 9-oz. black paper cup
  • 3-oz. paper cup
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper circle made from black card stock paper
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Veggies
  • Veggie dip

Instructions

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.

Parents magazine's Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cup step 1
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.
Parents magazine's Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cup step 2
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.

Parents magazine's Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cup step 3

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.

Parents magazine's Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cup step 4

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!

Parents magazine's Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cup step 5
Parents magazine's Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cup step 6
Parents magazine's Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cup step 7
Parents magazine's Howdy, Pilgrim Veggie Cup step 8

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!



About the Author

Jenny Yarbrough
Jenny Yarbrough
Jenny is a wife, stay-at-home mom and writer. She blogs at The Southern Institute, an inspiring online community where people of all ages and stages of life are inspired in their creative endeavors. You can also find Jenny at her other blog http://www.naturalbirthandyou.com/ and on Pinterest.




  • http://www.deniseinbloom.com Denise In Bloom

    I really love this project! I will definitely try this with my boys. Thanks for the great clear tutorial.

  • Jenny

    Thanks, Denise! It’s so simple, but fun to eat from!

  • http://www.anordinarymom.com ali @ an ordinary mom

    Cute! My kiddos love to eat their veggies, and I’m sure they’d love to have a special Thanksgiving snack time with these fun cups!

  • http://www.anordinarymom.com an ordinary mom

    No idea why disqus swallowed my gravatar/avatar… (oh, well!)

  • Thesoutherninstitute

    Was your gravatar in a cute Pilgrim Hat Cup? HAHAHA!

  • Parag

    Really nice…