This is so easy. I made this several years ago. It can be made by kids and adults with minimal supplies. Nothing fancy, just a clay pot, a little paint, and some felt and you have yourself a project! She’s really cute and looks great sitting on your Thanksgiving table :)
Get the pattern here.
Clay Pot Pilgrim craft
- 2 1/4 " terra cotta pot
- 1 1/2 " diameter wooden ball
- felt: white and brown
- acrylic paint: gray flesh, black and pink
- thin white ribbon
- hot glue gun
- black marker
- scruffy brush or roughed up cotton swab
- Paint clay pot gray and let dry. Paint a second coat and let dry completely.
- Paint the wooden ball with flesh colored paint and let dry. Paint a second coat and let dry completely.
- Using the patterns, cut out hair from brown felt and collar and bonnet from white felt.
- When paint is dry, spray entire surface of pot with acrylic sealer.
- Position the collar on top of the inverted clay pot. Hot glue the collar to the pot and use white craft glue to attach the ball to the collar. This will take some time to dry but will adhere much better than hot glue.
- When the glue has dried, use a scruffy brush or roughed up cotton swab and a small amount of pink paint to add the cheeks. Be sure to dab off excess paint before adding cheeks, use a dry application. Use the black marker to dot on eyes.
- Position the hair onto the wooden ball so that it frames the face. If you need to, felt stretches if pulled gently. Be careful not to rip it. Once in position, glue in place.
- Position the bonnet on top of the head, centering it, tack in place with a dot or two of hot glue. Position the bonnet in place along the sides of the head, tack down in back and on sides with hot glue gun. Tie ribbon into a small bow. Trim the ends and hot glue to the center of the collar at the point.
- Sunflower Welcome Sign - May 16, 2023
- Patriotic Pinwheels - May 9, 2023
- Patriotic Bandana Wreath - May 2, 2023
I am not seeing the patterns for the hair, collar, & bonnet when I print off the instructions. Where do I find them?
Amanda Formaro says
Hi Debbie – the link for the pattern is right above the printable version – here you go! https://craftsbyamanda.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/potpilgrimpatt.gif
Am going to do this next weekend and use as a centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table.
Thank you for not only sharing but really making sure we can do it with great printable craft instructions and videos.
Joyce Wheaton says
You can make boy pilgrims too. I did a similar craft about 12 years ago with scouting in Florida.
That is a cute craft.
she is so adorable thanks so much for sharing
that is so cute! Looks super easy for the kiddos to do too
Thanks for sharing :)