Last year a friend made these for our Thanksgiving preschool feast, and they were so cute! I knew that the following year these would be on my list to make!


  • white paper
  • large nut cups
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • treats for the cup
  • sticks, skewers or straws (we used long sucker sticks)
  • glue (optional)


  1. sailCut out strips of paper (around 2 inches x 5 inches) and staple the short edges of two together for the boat that fits around the nut cup.
  2. Cut out sails from white paper and add names or messages. NOTE: You can also print out these sails with the link at the bottom of this post.
  3. Hole-punch the top and bottom of the sail and slide the stick/skewer/straw through.
  4. Then add your treats or nuts to the nut cup and place the stick in the goodies. If you want, you can glue the stick to the bottom of the nut cup, then add the goodies after the glue dries.
  5. finished

I think place cards are fun and so do my kids … they love seeing their name on things!

To save time, download the sails I made here: Printable Sails

Jamie is married mom to four little muffins—two sets of twins! She graduated with a degree in elementary education and then taught first grade for three years. She loves being a mommy (the best job in the world) and has followed one of her passions by starting her own "Wild About Learning Preschool," where she gets to teach some of the cutest three- and four-year-olds in the world. Something strange about Jamie? She says that some of her best craft ideas come to her in dreams! Follow Jamie's crafts on The Crafting Chicks website.

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