Paper Cup Indian Chief


This splendid Indian Chief is a fun craft for the kids to do at Thanksgiving, and makes a great partner for our paper cup pilgrim boy and girl. He is a little tricky to make, so is better tackled by older children.

Paper Cup Indian Chief

You will need:

Polystyrene ball
Paper cup
Brown (two shades dark and pale) paint
Black wool
Wiggle eyes
Brown foam
Brown felt
3d paint
Scraps of coloured foam
Brown pen


Paint the ball pale brown and the cup dark brown and leave to dry. Glue the ball to the bottom of the cup.

Make a collar by cutting a brown foam rectangle. Snip around three sides for a fringed effect and paint on a pattern with the 3d paint. Glue on to the cup.

Cut a strip of ribbon and glue this around the middle of the cup.

Cut two arms from brown foam and two hands from felt. Snip one end of each arm and glue the hands to this end of each arm and the other ends of the arms to the body.

Glue on some wool as hair.

Cut a strip of brown foam to go around the head. Glue scraps of foam to one side as feathers and decorate the other side with 3D paint.

Finally, add two eyes and draw on a face.



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