Paper Cup Pilgrim Girl


This too-cute pilgrim girl is made with a paper cup and a few other bits and pieces from the craft cupboard. She has a pilgrim boy as a partner, too.  These crafts are a little tricky, so are perhaps better tackled by older children.

Paper Cup Pilgrim Girl

You will need:

Polystyrene ball
Paper cup
Pink paint
Black paint
Wiggle eyes
Scraps of black and pink felt or craft foam
White paper
Pink pen


Paint the ball pink and the cup black and leave to dry. Glue the ball to the bottom of the cup.

Make a collar by cutting two white paper rectangles and gluing these along at the neck. Make an apron by gluing a rectangle of white paper (with curved corners) to the bottom of the cup. Cut a strip of white card and glue this around the middle of the cup for the apron belt.

Cut two arms from black foam or felt and two hands from pink. Glue one hand to the end of each arm and the other ends of the arms to the body. Finish off with a rectangle of white paper next to the hands as the cuffs.

Glue on some wool as hair.

Cut a square of white paper (about 4 inches square). Fold a strip about ½ wide along the length of the paper, to form the front brim of your bonnet. Fold the paper in half, with the fold on the outside. Fold the back of your bonnet over a tiny bit and glue to secure. Pop the bonnet onto the head and glue in place (you will need a bit of patience here as you will need to hold it while the glue dries!)

To finish, add two eyes and draw on a face.

Paper cup pilgrim boy
Paper cup pilgrim boy

Paper cup Indian chief
Paper cup Indian chief


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