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Pilgrim Hat Place Card Holder


Host: Jenny Barnett Rohrs


Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Easy

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Thanksgiving, Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics – measuring

Time needed for project:
45 minutes

Pilgrim Hat Place Card Holder

Materials needed:

  1. Elmer’s® Clear Glue
  2. Elmer’s® Painters® Opaque Paint Markers
  3. Recycled K-Cups
  4. The Kunin™ Group Classifelt™ sheet - Brown
  5. Scissors
  6. Paper clips
  7. Black construction paper
  8. Pencil
  9. Craft stick
  10. Soda Pop Tabs
  11. Paper coffee cup
  12. Candy if desired


  1. Remove foil from K-cup- use the side of a scissors to scrape out filter and coffee grounds. Discard. Wash Cups. Let Dry.
  2. Color with paint marker. Let Dry.
  3. Using a pencil, trace around the coffee cup on black cardstock. Cut out with scissors. Place candy inside K-cup. Trace a line of glue along edge; place paper circle on top. Let dry.
  4.  Flatten a pop tab with the craft stick. Cut a 1/2 inch piece of felt to fit around “brim”. Thread felt through the pop tab. Glue onto hat.
  5.  Using scissors, cut a slit in the top of the hat. Insert paperclip. Using scissors, cut a scrap of paper 1 inch by 3 inches. Write guests’ name on it.


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