Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Let's Focus On Thanksgiving - Pilgrims and Indians

Today for our focus on Thanksgiving we made cute little block decorations of a pilgrim, indian, turkey and pumpkin.  Of course once again I found the idea on Pinterest. But the Pinterest link was not to a tutorial on how to make them - it was to a site to purchase them.  But I thought to myself that there had to be a way to figure out how to use that idea and make a craft out of it!  And there was :-)

I went and found 4 pieces of scrap blocks in my hubby's shop :-) and then we used construction paper and ribbon and buttons and stuff to glue on them.  I cut out all the pieces and the kids helped me glue everything on.  (Older kids would be able to cut out the pieces an do the whole project themselves)

Here are the pictures - I will explain in greater detail with each picture what we did :-)

 Here is a view of all four of them displayed on our piano!  Aren't they adorable?!?!

 Our little indian - Alyssa colored his feather, Seth picked out his button eyes and Aaron helped glue on all the pieces. (the feather was glued onto the back side of the block)
 My favorite - the turkey!  Aaron picked out his big colorful button eyes and Seth helped glue all the pieces on.  (the feathers were glued on to the backside of the block)
 Our Pilgrim - Aaron and Seth both helped glue on the pieces - Aaron colored his eyes and Seth colored his nose.
Our pumpkin - I glued on these pieces - I did it before we did the others to make sure that the construction paper would glue to the blocks ok and to give the kids and idea of what we were doing.  (the stem was glued to the back side of the block and the green ribbon for leaves was attached to the top of the block with a green thumb tack)

I was very pleased with how this project turned out and hope we can cherish these for years to come!  So fun!!

Oh - and I mentioned yesterday about finding fabric for our tablecloth - well I found some for our napkins as well! YAY!!  It is actually an old cream colored tablecloth.  Thanks to my serger I will quickly be able to transform it into 10 napkins and have enough left over for our bread basket napkin that we will be decorating. 

Things are coming together nicely!

Other Focus on Thanksgiving Posts:

Until next time,


  1. Hi Kellie,
    I just found your blog and - what an encouraging place to visit...not to mention all the wonderful craft ideas. :)
    I'm your newest follower and subscriber. If you feel inclined to, stop by and visit sometime. :)

  2. It's all so precious...what a great job!!!