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Corn Husk Dolls
Make corn husk dolls similar to the ones Native American and later Pilgrim children once played with.
When the first Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower, their numbers included 33 children (one was born en route!). In the unfamiliar conditions of a new country, children had a lot of responsibility and not a lot of time to play. Their families depended on them to carry out important chores that had to be done daily. Still, from the records and objects they left behind, we know that Pilgrim kids loved to have fun when they could!
Corn husk dolls originated from the Pilgrims' new neighbors, the Wampanoag Indians. Celebrate this cross-cultural friendship with this corn husk dolls craft. With a few kids, you can make a whole family of these classic corn husk dolls while Thanksgiving dinner is in the oven!