Thanksgiving is in the VERY near future! Do you have your guest list finalized? I have never hosted Thanksgiving. My hubby, kids, and I alternate between my parent's house and my in-law's house from year to year. This year, we'll be at my in-law's, and my contributions include Maryland Crab Dip, cookies (of course), and pumpkin fluff dip (a new addition to my recipe binder!).
I sometimes wonder about those individuals who are in charge of organizing the big meal- and how stressful it would be! What if there were unexpected guests? Like Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving when half the neighborhood kids show up to Grandmother's house for turkey? We're out of mashed potatoes! There's not enough plates! SOMEONE ATE THE LAST COOKIE! It's enough to give me nightmares.
However, I wouldn't mind THESE extra guests to my dinner table!
This pair o' pilgrims is sweet and simple- and you still have enough time to make them for YOUR unexpected guests to enjoy!
I started off with a bell cookie shape, with a little trimming and rotating to make the boy and girl Pilgrims.
For the Pilgrim girl:
1. Use 20-second white and flesh tone to create the face and top of hat. Since I trimmed off the bell top, the top of her head is nicely rounded. Let dry for a few minutes.
2. Use 20-second hair color to make her lovely sweeping bangs. Let dry.
3. Pipe the brim of her hat. Let dry.
4. Add details- outlining the brim, facial features, hair, and you're done!
For the Pilgrim Boy:
1. Use 20-second black and flesh tone to create the face, hat brim, and hat top. I love his strong chin shape, created by the bell top (see why I didn't trim it?). Let dry for a few minutes.
2. Use 20-second brown and white to create the hair and hat band. Let dry.
3. Add details- trim the hat, hair, and facial features (plus ears), and you're done!
I hope that your Thanksgiving guests are as sweet as these little Pilgrims. . . and they help you with the dishes.
I'm Amy. Wife, Mom, former science teacher- and now full time cookie baker on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Pull up a chair and we create! I'll bring the coffee- maybe Mike (The Cookie Widower) will make it for us.