Thanksgiving Craft: Soda Can Pilgrim Woman

Make this adorable Thanksgiving craft using a recycled soda can. This soda can pilgrim woman would make a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving decor – maybe as a part of your Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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Shape and paint the soda can

  1. Tear off the soda can tab.
  2. Rinse out the soda can.
  3. Gently crush and bend the cans so that the top of the can tilts forward and the bottom tilts back.
  4. Spray paint the entire can black (including the top and bottom), and let completely dry.
  5. When the black paint is dry, paint the top (face) of the soda can and the rim with the flesh-colored craft paint.

While the paint dries, cut out the pilgrim features

(You can design your own, or use my templates)

  1. Cut 2 arms out of stiff black felt.
  2. Cut 1 bonnet out of stiff brown felt.
  3. Cut 1 bonnet rim, 2 cuffs and 1 collar out of white felt.
  4. Cut 1 apron out of white craft felt (use pinking shears for an added embellishment).
  5. Cut 1 apron accent out of brown felt (use pinking shears for an added embellishment).
  6. Cut a 1 ¼” x 3” rectangle out of white felt.

Attach the features to the soda can

  1. Glue the brown apron accent in the center of the apron.
  2. Glue the white bonnet rim onto the brown bonnet.
  3. Glue the white cuffs to the ends of the arms.
  4. Glue the collar around the rim of the top (face) of the soda can.
  5. Glue the apron around the center of the can. You can tie the apron strings in the back if you like, just be sure to add a bit of glue to make sure it stays put.
  6. Glue the arms to the back of the soda can.
  7. Glue the eyes onto the top (face) of the can.
  8. Glue the bonnet onto the top rim of the top (face) of the can.
  9. Glue the rectangle of white felt to the back of the bonnet, and then to the back of the soda can (this piece of felt will give a little extra stability to the bonnet).

Be sure to make her husband, too!

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