Use these directions to create a Pilgrim's bonnet and hat or an Indian's vest. The Pilgrim's bonnet and collar are made by cutting and folding 12 X 18 white construction paper. Make the Pilgrim hat by cutting the pattern from a 9 X 12 black piece of construction paper. Finally, the Indian vest is made from an ordinary grocery bag. Simple directions and patterns are provided.
Have children dress in costume for their Thanksgiving celebration. Students could also use the bonnet, hat and vest for a reader's theater activity. Kindergarten students could use the costumes in a creative play center.