Did you like yesterday's tutorial for making the MAYFLOWER CENTERPIECE for your Thanksgiving Kids' Table? Today I'm going to show you how to make the "Mayflower" cupcake or muffin boat from the Amanda's Parties TO GO FREE Kid's Table printables set. It's easy and cute and the kids will LOVE it. My own little boy loves this boat so much he even asked me to put one on his dinner last night!
Here's your first step....
Step 1: Print your printables out. Print the two sheets above from the Thanksgiving printables free set. Now cut out your ship sails and the brown and white stripe boat bottoms. You will need two boat bottoms for each boat you are making.
Step 2: Glue boat bottoms together. Using hot glue, (or regular glue if you don't have hot glue), place a bead of glue along each short side of the boat bottom. Now place a matching boat bottom on top (blank sides together) of the one with glue and press them together.
Step 3: Open your boat bottom and place around a cupcake or muffin.
Step 4: Making your sail - Using a hole punch, punch one hole on the top and one on the bottom of each sail. Now thread an approximately 6" long skewer or lollipop stick through the holes. Stick the skewer with it's sail in your muffin and voila!..... a sweet little boat.
Now for the pinecone turkey crayon holder craft.....
Step 1: Find some medium to large size pinecones.
Step 2: Cut out your turkey parts. Using the sheet you printed above with the boat bottoms on it, cut out the turkey bodies and the hearts -- you'll use those for feet. Hot glue a turkey body to the wider side (bottom)of the pinecone. Turn it on it's side and then hot glue a heart to the pinecone for feet.
Step 3: Add your crayons. Next take 5 crayons and arrange in the pinecone to resemble colorful turkey feathers.
(HINT: if the crayons don't coorperate and don't want to stay in your pinecone, add a tiny bit of hot glue to the end of the crayon and then stick it in the pinecone. Don't add so much that it's hard to remove the crayon though -- the kids will need those crayons so that they
You've made a little coloring activity for them with a cute crayon holder to match -- they're gonna love this one, Mom! (Don't forget to print out the coloring sheets, too.)
I hope you enjoyed making today's litte craft!