11/16/2011

Pilgrim and Wampanoag Faces Thanksgiving Craft

Pilgrim and Wampanoag Faces Thanksgiving Craft

Learn how to create the face of a Pilgrim and Wampanoag people made from wood, yarn, feathers and foam sheets with this Thanksgiving craft idea. Although this momma decided to do this craft on her own, children 7 and up could easily accomplish this with little help.

Interesting Website from Scholastic about The First Thanksgiving and to learn the history of the Pilgrim and Wampanoag people.

Classified: Hard and is great for older children and up. Some artistic ability is required. (Don't fret if you are not artistically inclined- I gave you a cheat method at the bottom of this post!)

What you need:
  • Wooden Circle 10" x 1/8"
  • Yarn: black and brown
  • Acrylic Paint: skin tones, black, brown, white, red
  • Foam sheets: brown and black
  • Natural-colored feathers
  • Brown Felt
  • Black paint marker
  • Tacky Glue or glue gun
  • Paint brushes, towels, water
  • Pencil with eraser
Please Note: If you are making mass quantities of these - or- want the faces completed quickly-  I would suggest using a glue gun. I, however, find a more durable hold using tacky glue and waiting patiently for parts to dry.

What to do:

To create the Pilgrim Face:
1. Paint the Wooden Circle 10" x 1/8"a skin tone color and dry.
2. Hair: Using brown yarn cut several 2" (approximate) strands and glue to either side of the head. See photo.
Pilgrim Hair- It is fine if the pieces do not entirely meet.

3. Pilgrim Hat: Download and print this stencil and trace it onto a sheet of black foam. Cut it out and glue it on top of the hair and a 1" down from the top of the pilgrim's head. Cut out the belt onto a brown foam sheet and glue to the hat.
4. Lightly draw and paint in the details of the face using acrylic paints and paint marker. Need help? See the cheat sheet section below!
Draw and paint in face

5. Allow all pieces to dry.
Pilgrim Face


To create the Wampanoag Face:
1. Paint the Wooden Circle 10" x 1/8" a skin tone color and dry.
2. Hair: Using black yarn cut several 10" (approximate) strands and glue to either side of the head, parting at the middle. Allow to dry completely. Once hair is set- braid on both sides and tie at the end. Trim if necessary. See photo.
Example of hair to cut
Meet hair in the middle













3.  Cut a 1" strip of brown felt and glue to the Wampanoag's forehead (fold and glue to the back of the circle) and a few feathers to the top- back of the wooden circle. Paint details onto the Wampanoag's headband (or beads to go with their tradition). See photo below for an example.
If desired, cut a few more strands of black yarn and glue on top of the center part
4. Lightly draw and paint in the details of the face using acrylic paints and paint marker. Need help? See the cheat sheet section below!
5. Allow all pieces to dry.
Completed Wampanoag Face


Not artistically inclined?  Need help with the faces? Download and print out each face here: Pilgrim and Wampanoag Facial Features. On the back of the printed face, firmly scribble with a pencil (an ebony pencil works best). Turn the face back over and place onto the wooden circle. Apply pressure and trace over the face. This will transfer the printable onto your Pilgrim and Wampanoag face!

I put magnets on the back of mine and stuck them to the fridge! 

Don't forget to stop by and visit my arts and crafts page for more ideas!

2 comments:

  1. Cute! We have a book from the library that would go great with this craft called 1 little, 2 little, 3 little pilgrims. It also talks about Wampanoags.

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  2. Very cute idea! Love the Sunday linkup! Looking forward to giving this project a try this week :)

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