Looking for ways to make your Thanksgiving table festive? These turkey napkin rings will do just that! Grab a few supplies and get crafting!
Looking for ways to make your Thanksgiving table more festive? Well, these turkey napkin rings will do just that!
Plus it’s an easy craft to get the kids involved in and they’ll be able to tell everyone around the table how they helped.
This is a craft you can easily do ahead of time if you already have the napkins you’re going to use. So check one more thing off of your holiday list and start crafting!
Don’t want to make them yourself? Buy a set of 4 for $10 on Etsy!
Turkey Napkin Rings
What you’ll need:
- fall-colored pipe cleaners including light brown
- brown and orange construction paper (red if you want to make a waddle)
- googly eyes
- glue gun
- paper or cloth napkins
What you do:
1. Cut brown paper widthwise into 2″ strips. Cut as many strips as you need napkin rings. Set aside.
2. Grab pipe cleaners and start making feathers. Bend pipe cleaner in half and then make two loops. Use ends to wrap everything together so the loops stay closed.
3. Repeat with rest of colors (I used 4 colors). Using the excess of one colored pipe cleaner, wrap all feathers up together.
4. Using a light brown pipe cleaner, make a circle by spinning the pipe cleaner around in a spiral. Tuck in the end of the pipe cleaner so that it stays together and is not visible.
5. Grab your glue stick or glue gun and adhere brown circle to the feathers. (side note: I became frustrated with my glue stick and opted for the glue gun but my kids used the glue sticks.)
6. Grab brown strips of paper and fold in half lengthwise.
7. Wrap around napkin and cut off any excess (ends of paper should overlap by about an inch).
8. Tuck one end of the paper into the other end to secure it.
9. Add a dab of glue on the seam of the tucked in paper and adhere turkey body to the napkin ring.
10. Add googly eyes, beak, and anything else you might want to include onto the face of the turkey.
You’re all set! Now repeat this until you have enough napkins for everyone coming over. Once everyone is ready for dinner all they have to do is tear the back of the paper to access their napkins or simply tug the napkins out.
How awesome is that?
What’s your favorite turkey craft?
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This post was first published on October 30, 2013