Thanksgiving Day Mayflower Paper Plate Boat Craft

This Thanksgving Day Mayflower paper plate craft doubles as a pocket and is a great craft to teach about American history.


  • 2 paper plates
  • brown and blue paint
  • paintbrushes
  • scissors
  • 1 or 2 Popsicle sticks
  • stapler
  • glue


  1. Paint one paper plate blue and let dry.This is the sky background.
  2. Cut the other paper plate in half and then one half in quarters. The half will be the boat and the quarters will be the sails.
  3. Paint the half paper plate bron and let dry.
  4. Staple the brown half plate onto the blue one to make a pocket.
  5. Glue or staple the paper plate quarters to 1 or 2 Popsicle sticks to make the sails.
  6. Staple or glue the sails to the boat.


  • Write, "Mayflower" on the side with a marker.
  • Punch a hole in the back and hang up your pocket. Use it for keepsakes.
  • Make some pilgrims and put them in the boat.

Source: Crafty Classroom
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