Inside post: Do you want a super simple and festive Thanksgiving craft for your kids at the Thanksgiving dinner table? Try these easy Mayflower Cups to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
My daughter eyed the cocktail that my husband made me on Thanksgiving.
“Can I have a fancy drink too?” my youngest daughter begged me.
Well, no to the cocktail. But yes to the fancy.
And what better way to sip your Thanksgiving Shirley Temple than in a Mayflower cup?
Want to dress up your kid’s table for Thanksgiving too?
Get festive with these Mayflower Cups!
Related: Want more Thanksgiving Crafts? You’ll love these Pointillism pumpkins and Pumpkin beginning sewing projects.
Mayflower Cups to Celebrate Thanksgiving
The Pilgrims sailed over to the New World on their tiny ship, the Mayflower.
As we celebrate the Pilgrims’ journey, the Native Americans who taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World, and the spirit of giving thanks, kids can enjoy their Thanksgiving turkey dinners with a little Pilgrim spirit!
Related: Help Give Kids Thanks with This Gratitude Pumpkin and these Kindness Gratitude Notes
These Mayflower Cups are perfect to make ahead of time OR make them on Thanksgiving to give the kids something to do while the turkey cooks!
Supplies needed for these super simple Mayflower Cups to Celebrate Thanksgiving:
- Brown paper cups (or purchase at a party store)
- Brown or black sharpie
- White foam sheet (or purchase at a craft store)
- Orange straws
- Hole Puncher
Focus on Gratitude This Thanksgiving with our Gratitude Pumpin!
Or get a printable version here!
Steps to Create the Thanksgiving Mayflower Cup Craft:
- Draw lines around the cup with a sharpie to create the wood paneling of the ship.
- Cut a 2.5 inch x 2.5 inch square out of the white foam sheet.
- Punch a hole in the top of the square and the bottom of the square (it’s an adult job so the foam doesn’t tear!)
- Thread the orange straw mast through the foam square mainsail.
Bonus Step: To avoid spills, cover the drink with Saran Wrap Press and Seal and pop the straw through the wrap.
Shirley Temple “Recipe:”
If your kids want a “fancy” drink to celebrate Thanksgiving, our family’s favorite treat for the holidays is a Shirley Temple.
All you need is Sprite, a splash of grenadine, and a maraschino cherry.
Great Mayflower Stories to Celebrate Thanksgiving (and my Favorite Thanksgiving Movie):
If you Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
You Wouldn’t Want to Sail on the Mayflower
A to Z Mysteries: Mayflower Treasure Hunt
Peanuts The Mayflower Voyage (my favorite from when I was a kid!)
Cheers to the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving!
Want to include Gratitude into your Thanksgiving festivities?
Grab these free Gratitude Kindness Notes
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