Last year I made turkey place cards, so this year I thought I would make something different. I chose to make a Pilgrim and Native American, since they are thought to have been at the first Thanksgiving.
I started both characters the same way. I cut out a piece of craft foam that was shaped similar to a basketball jersey.
The trickiest part is probably the arms. I cut them out in a V shape so they can hold the name card. I made a pattern with a piece of cardstock to be sure I had them the correct size.
I added the white collar to the Pilgrim, and beads to the Native American's tunic.
The bottom of a large paint bottle was the perfect size. Since I did not find a lighter flesh color in the craft foam, I added a lighter color using cardstock glued to the craft foam.
I added some eyes, hair and a hat/feather head piece Then drew on the faces using a Sharpie marker.
Once I got everything in its place, I added the name cards. These would a cute addition to the Thanksgiving table. Once the pieces are cut out, they are very quick to make.
I will be linking my Thanksgiving place cards up on these wonderful linky parties HERE.