Home of Apples4theteacher.com - Children's Book Reviews, Cooking with Kids, Kids Craft Ideas for Teachers, Puzzles
Thematic Book Reviews Coloring Sheets Holidays and Events Teacher Worksheets
Thematic Books Color Holiday Fun Teacher Printables
An Educational Resource Site for
Teachers and Homeschoolers
  September 26, 2023

Fun Thanksgiving Craft Ideas - Thanksgiving Crafts for Teachers

Home > Holidays > Thanksgiving > Kids Crafts > Thanksgiving Craft: Napkin Rings


Thanksgiving Craft: Napkin Rings

A nice touch for any Thanksgiving dinner table is handcrafted napkin rings. They are relatively simple to make and something that the kids could easily do to help. It could be a great project for children to work on while the food is being prepared.

First, you need to decide which napkins you want to use; cloth or paper napkins. Roll the napkin to the size you want, allowing a little overlap for the ring to hold the napkin. To make the ring itself, either purchase them or create your own by cutting toilet paper rolls into the desired size. The cardboard rolls work especially well for napkin rings that stand upright, instead of lying beside the silverware. Then the fun starts. It's time to decorating the napkin rings. There are many different things you can use including:


Stickers are the quickest and easiest way to decorate the rings, especially for younger kids. There are many delightful holiday stickers available. The hardest part will be deciding which ones to use.

Paper Turkey

By gluing a simple turkey body to the ring and adding a few colorful feathers to the inside of the ring, you can create a delightful turkey napkin ring.

Indian Headband

To create a simple Indian headband napkin holder, use brown construction paper strips to make the rings and then add colorful feathers.

Pilgrim Buckle

Traditionally, pictures of Pilgrims show a wide black belt with a buckle (also found on their hats). This is easy to make into a napkin ring. Use black strips of paper for the "belt" that makes the ring. Then cut a square, with the center cut out, from yellow paper that is a bit wider than the strip for the buckle and paste to the Pilgrims belt.

Pilgrim Hats

Cutting out a simple Pilgrim hat or bonnet silhouette could make for cute napkin ring designs. If you want a 3D version of the black hat with the buckle, you could make the center of the hat from a toilet paper roll adding a brim around the bottom. Next, glue on a buckle made out of yellow paper and put the napkin in so it stands upright.

3D Turkey

To make a 3D turkey, make the body of the turkey from sections of a toilet paper roll, cut about an inch wide. Glue on the head and feet in the front and tail feathers in the back to complete the turkey.

Fall Foliage

Cut out some leaf shapes in different fall colors. Glue them all the way around the napkin ring, overlapping them slightly.

The possibilities to create Thanksgiving napkin rings are endless, limited only by your own imagination. There are many variations that could be created for fun and funky or lovely and elegant table accents.

Fun Kids Thanksgiving
 Activities and GamesFun Activities and Games for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Activities

About Thanksgiving

When is Thanksgiving 2019?

Thanksgiving Articles

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Turkey Coloring Sheets

Pilgrim Color Pages

Harvest Coloring Pages

Jigsaw Puzzles

Native American Activities

What's Different Games

The Mayflower Compact

How to Carve a Turkey

Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving Worksheets

Thanksgiving Prayers

Thematic Reading List - Kids Books

Thanksgiving Short Stories

Poems, Rhymes, Recitals

Thanksgiving Wordfind

Thanksgiving Wordfind Challenge

Thanksgiving Crafts Other Thanksgiving Crafts

Fun Autumn Activities for Kids

Fun Autumn Craft Ideas

Fun Family Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving Hair Bows Craft

Thanksgiving Greeting Cards

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids

Pilgrim Hat and Bonnet

Indian Headdress Craft

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving Placemats and Place Holders

Turkey Crafts

Thanksgiving Wreath

Foam Thankful Turkey

Thanksgiving Hand Keepsake

Happy Thanksgiving Sign

Love Reading Bookmark

Marshmallow Turkeys

Paper Plate Pilgrims

In Everything Give Thanks Door Hanger Craft Kit

Pilgrim Craft Stick Banner

Pilgrim Hat Craft

Pilgrim Lacing Bonnet

Pilgrim Photo Magnets

Thanksgiving Place Mats

Pumpkin Pokes

Spool Cross Pin

Standing Tree of Thanks

Thanksgiving Placecards

Turkey Coaster Craft Kit

Email this page to a friend Email this page to a friend

ADD, ADHD, Literacy, ESL, Special Ed, Bilingual Ed, Gifted, Health Ed, Early Childhood Education   
Home Search About Us Contact Compensation and Affiliation Affidavit Getting Started Privacy Policy Terms of Service Sitemap

Apples4theteacher.com is a teacher created website with elementary and homeschooling activities:
first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade and sixth grade teaching materials and lesson plans.

Copyright ©1999-2020
Owned and operated by Webstantaneous Web Marketing, LLC

Home Kids Safe Search for Apples4theteacher.com Stay informed - subscribe to our newsletter! Add this site to your favorites folder Sitemap - Contents of Website Contact Us