- Sophie &Friends
If April Showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims! This fun and simple craft is made from mainly recycled materials and makes an excellent seating card for your holiday dinner, or make one bigger one and use as your centerpiece.
Open your coffee sleeve at the seam and turn it inside out (A) Glue it back together (B). This will make your boat.
To give the sleeve more of a boat shape, make a shallow arch cut along the top edge(A). Place your plastic cup inside the sleeve. (B) Mark where the top of the sleeve is on the cup.
Cut about an inch lower than your mark. (Tip: Follow the ridges for a clean cut)
Flip the cup over and poke a hole in the center of the bottom of the cup with your skewer. (Careful, this is sharp!) (Tip: Once the hole is made, you can make it a bit larger with your scissors)
Flip the cup back over, place it in the center of the sleeve and glue it in place.
(A) Squeeze the sleeve so it is secure (B) Fill the space around the cup with tissue paper (C) Poke your skewer through the paper and down through the hold in the cup (D) Cut two small triangles out of the construction paper
Trim your the skewer to the length you prefer.
To make the name card, fold your large piece of construction paper in half. Cut two small slits about a 1/4 inch long at the fold.
Write the name of your guest on the paper.
Pop open the little holes you made in Step 8 and slide the name card over the mast.
Place a tiny dot of glue on the skewer, and slide the paper over the glue. You can make the "sail" look as if it has wind in it by pinching the top and placing a tiny drop of glue on the skewer to hold it in place.
You can add additional sails by repeating steps 8-11.
Use the small triangles you cut earlier as a flag. They can be glued to the top of your "mast".
Lastly, its time for the best part- TREATS! You can use almonds, nuts, candyballs, really anything you'd like. Fill the boat up to the top.
Bon Voyage and Happy Thanksgiving!