Clay Pot Pilgrim Craft

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It doesn’t get any cuter than this Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Craft!

Make this simple thanksgiving craft with a painted clay pot, wiggle eyes and felt. This clay pot Pilgrim Hat Craft is perfect for Thanksgiving decor! 

Wouldn’t it be adorable used as a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or even as individual place cards at each guests’ seat?

Alternate the pilgrim hat with this adorable clay pot turkey!

How to Make a Pilgrim with a Clay Pot


  • 2.5 “Clay Pot
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Craft Felt – Smoke Grey, Gold
  • Craft Paint –Grey, Pink
  • Black Ribbon
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil with new Eraser or Dot Paint Brush
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Pilgram Hat Template


Paint the clay pot with grey acrylic craft paint. Let the paint dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Download, print and cut out the Pilgrim Hat Patterns.

Trace the buckle pattern onto gold craft felt with a black marker. Cut out with scissors.

You can also use craft foam or colored cardstock instead of felt for the buckle.

Attach black grosgrain ribbon around the clay pot just above the rim with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Glue the gold felt buckle to the front of the pilgrim hat.

Add a face to the pilgrim hat by attaching two wiggle eyes with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Add cheeks by dipping a new pencil eraser or dot paint brush in pink acrylic craft paint and dotting on either side of the face. 

Trace the hat brim pattern twice onto smoke grey craft felt (or craft foam) with a black marker.

Cut the circles out with scissors, inside the traced lines.

Attach the felt circles on top of each other with a glue gun and glue sticks. Then glue the hat brim to the base of the pilgrim hat.

Draw a mouth from cheek to cheek with a permanent black marker.

Isn’t this pilgrim craft just the cutest? Be sure to make the matching Turkey clay pot craft too!

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