Calendar Recipe Box Shopping List Address Book
      
 
 

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings


Festive napkin rings, handmade by the smallest Thanksgiving participants, dress up the holiday table with creative fun!


By Barbara Albright

  Print: Full Page
Text Only
  Email: Article
   Find: More Articles


Thanksgiving is a festive holiday and kids love to help make it even more exciting. There are no gifts, no special games -- instead, it's a time for time-honored family rituals revolving around an annual feast.

Even if they are too small or too rambunctious to be of much help in the kitchen, let the children set and decorate the table.

If they have made these adorable construction-paper napkin rings several days ahead of time, they will be thrilled to work on the table. Take the opportunity to instruct them in the proper placement of forks, knifes, and other tabletop utensils.

The homemade napkin rings are easy to assemble and appeal to all ages. Older children and supervising adults can make them elaborate and elegant. Younger children will turn out simpler examples. All will be appreciated.

Getting Started
Cover the work surface to protect it. Assemble the materials ahead of time.

If allowing the children to use scissors, make sure to use age-appropriate ones with blunt tips and easy-to-grasp handles.

If the kids are too young for scissors, cut the construction paper for them.

Set out glue sticks, tape, crayons, glitter, markers, beads, foam shapes, stickers, and feathers.

Make the Napkin Rings
Cut the construction paper into strips about six inches long and one inch wide. Decorate each strip with pictures, colorful designs, stickers and glued-on feathers and beads.

You can buy feathers, collect them in the woods, or cut them from construction paper. If you make them, they should be about two-and-a-half inches long and three-quarters of an inch wide.

Draw a spine down the center of each construction-paper feather and then use scissors to cut diagonal slits along each side.

Glue one, two, or three feathers to each napkin ring. Take care to attach the feather to the top or side of the napkin ring so that it points in the direction you want when the ring is in use.

Join the ends of the napkin ring strips, glue or tape them together. They are now ready to slip over a carefully folded paper or cloth napkin.

Other Ideas
Write each diner's name on a napkin ring so that they double as place cards.

Decorate the rings with yarn, fall leaves, or pictures cut from magazines.

Make napkin rings from paper towel rolls or brown paper bags.

Make a number of napkin rings ahead of time to take to a soup kitchen or senior center. This would be a great project for a scout troop or birthday party.



Enter your email address to receive delicious, family-friendly recipes, exciting promotions, helpful articles and more delivered right to your mailbox. What could be better?





HyperLink


Pilgrim Place Cards
These little Pilgrims help everyone find their places at the Thanksgiving table. Making them is half the fun!
View Full Article

Thanksgiving Toppers
The kids will love making these easy and festive hats for the holiday.
View Full Article

Merry Mistletoe Ring
Give friends and family a Christmas kiss or New Year's hug under this merry mistletoe ring.
View Full Article

Pumpkin Pie with Pizzazz
Let the kids be the bakers this Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie never tasted so good!
View Full Article

Fun and Games Traveling with the Kids
Make boring car trips a thing of the past!
View Full Article





Healthy Onion Rings
Extra crunchy onion rings with half the guilt!



BAKED ONION RINGS




Cheese Ring
A great summer appetizer to serve with fresh strawberry preserves!



Mustard Ring
This is a very unique appetizer to have with any kind of meal.



Citrus Avocado Ring
This is a quick and easy gelatin mold to make. Great for a party or a get together.


 
Tagged With: Thanksgiving, crafts, napkin rings, kids, family fun
  








 
Simply fill out the required fields to begin enjoying the benefits of FamilyTime.com – it’s fast and it’s free.
* required



 
 
Concerned about privacy? Rest assured, we never sell or share your personal information.
See our Privacy Policy.
//