Simple Mayflower Kids Craft

Simple Mayflower Kids Craft

Make a simple Mayflower Craft using materials you may already have in your home! Great craft to enhance a lesson about pilgrims, the first Thanksgiving and the Mayflower. Turn a photo of your little one into a pilgrim to further engage your child!

Classified: Easy and is great for preschool- Kindergarten aged children.

What you need:
  • Paper dinner plate
  • Paper salad bowl
  • Popsicle Sticks- 2
  • Scissors
  • Child's photograph
  • Black (for boy) white (for girl) construction paper
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue

What to do:
Prep- cut the paper plate into 4 sections and the paper bowl into halves.

1. Have your child paint each half of the paper bowl brown and set aside to dry.
3.5 and 18 month old painting their Mayflower Boats

2. Glue the sails (1/4 paper plate) onto the Popsicle sticks accordingly and set aside to dry.
Plates and bowls drying

3. Once dried and set, glue together the two halves of the boat and the sails to the boat (see photo below).
Glue boat and sails together

4. If your child is old enough, have him cut out his own photograph and make a top hat out of black paper for a boy; or a bonnet out of white paper for a girl. Glue onto their heads and glue and adhere them to the Mayflower!

18 month old's Mayflower with help

Suggested Reading:

Websites to explore about the Mayflower:


  1. I love this! I love that you included pictures of the kids!

  2. Thanks! It was very easy to make and my little man loves to paint!

  3. Oh I love it! Adding photos makes it very cool :)

  4. I just love this idea!! I am always looking for new ways of using paper plates.....this is fabulous....thanks! :)

  5. This is waaaaaay cute! Thanks for linking it up at TGIF! I shared it with my readers on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957 - Beth =-)

  6. haha so adorable!! Stop over and link up any Thanksgiving Crafts and Recipes at my new link up. I"d love to have you!


    Thanks, Kelli

  7. What a great idea!I love that you added their pictures to the boats. I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!

  8. Ha these are GREAT!!!! I'd love for you to share this with my readers for Fun STuff Fridays!



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