Recycled Thanksgiving Craft: Pilgrim Ships


I now have an excuse to drink coffee! Check out these cute little Pilgrim Ships made out of a coffee sleeve and coffee stirrer. They make great place cards for Thanksgiving. Kids can write each guests name on the masts and or draw a picture of something they are thankful for.

The great thing about this craft (aside from the fact it is recycled and I get to drink coffee) is that it is so easy! No elaborate production here. 


Step one: sit back and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee or chai tea.
Repeat (until you have enough coffee sleeves for each guest.)
Don't forget to save the coffee stirrers! 


Find a small cup to trace a half circle in the center. This gives you the ship shape!
Cut out - make sure you cut through to the other side.


Gently pull coffee sleeve open and turn inside out. Re glue.
Also glue coffee stirrer at this time to the same spot.
Clamp to hold together while drying. A clothes pin works well too.
Wipe up excess glue so your clamp doesn't get glued to your ship.


Eyeball the size of your sail to the mast. Fold paper in half and shape sail by slightly angling the sides. The bottom will be wider than the top. Cut slits where shown in picture. I drew lines to show you. You do not need to do that.

Open up sail and have child draw picture and then slide onto dried mast.


Have fun crafting with your kids!

13 comments:

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I absolutely LOVE this Kim!!! I'm even meeting a friend for coffee tomorrow...guess what I'll be stocking up on!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Very unique craft! Kerri

Time For Play said...

I see myself drinking some Starbucks soon! Thanks for the post. My kids will love these.

Sippy Cup Central Mom said...

Great craft idea...drink up! Karen
Sippy Cup Central Mom

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Those are so creative! And any excuse to drink coffee... Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

JavaMama said...

LOVE this! You are so on top of things....Thanksgiving already!! Off to the coffee shop I go.

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

This is an awesome craft!!! I found it from oneprettything

Crayon Couture said...

♥ this! You are so creative!

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

I love this idea!

Kerryanne Cummins said...

LOVE THIS I am so mking it with my kids and neice and newfew!!! I have to find someone that drinks coffee!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

I found this on pinterest & this is such a fun, creative craft! I love it! I featured it here - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/11/looking-for-some-thanksgiving.html . You are welcome to grab an I was featured button if you lik =-) I would love for you to join our TGIF Linky Party so we can see some more of your ideas!!
Beth =-)

Jen said...

Love this craft!!! Easy to make, and easy to get the products!!

Baezamama said...

This is great! I think I'm going to use this as an activity for my kids after we do a lesson on Pilgrims. Thanks!

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