Turkey napkins rings are a fun craft project that kids can make in a short period of time. They are easy to make, affordable, and most likely you will have the materials around the house. This project should cost your about $5 for about 10 napkin rings.
To Make a Turkey Napkin Ring Craft Project You Will Need:
Paper Towel Roll or Toilet Paper Roll
The first step is to cut your napkin rings. I like mine to be about three inches long, but you can change this length if desired.
Now, cut out a piece of construction paper to cover the outside of you napkin ring. I like to use brown construction paper for this since it will be the body of the turkey. Let the kids decide though! Glue it down with glue stick or regular old white glue.
Now, cut out the turkey head. A simple bowling ball pin shape is perfect. Glue this onto the middle side of the toilet paper roll. Hot glue will allow the kids to move on to the next step immediately. Rubber cement also dried relatively fast.
Add eyes, a beak, and any more detail you can think of. The kids can add these details with markers, paint pens, glitter, and almost any way they choose.
Now, cut out the turkey tail feathers. I like to cut these out of construction paper, but you could use real craft feathers or pipe cleaners. Glue these feathers directly on the opposite side of the napkin ring from the turkey head.
Add feet for a fun detail on the napkin ring. Cut them out of yellow construction paper and glue then under the turkey head.
For a more finished and durable napkin ring the kids could substitute felt for the construction paper.
Let them cut the turkey head out of cardboard. Acrylic or tempura paint id perfect for adding details like the eyes, beak, and feet.
For a little more fun they could make feather or wing like arms to stick out of either side of the napkin ring. Because the napkin itself will be sticking out on either side it is perfect to use for the feathery wings.
Buy some pain white fabric napkins. Let the kids cut strips about 1 inch wide into the napkin on two sides. Use a no fray product on these edges to keep them from unraveling. The kids can apply it with a paint brush.
Once the no fray product has dried, paint the feathers with fabric paint.
Allow the fabric paint to dry and then roll the napkin up and insert it into the turkey napkin ring.
These are perfect to set in the middle of your Thanksgiving dinner plates!
If you do not want the kids to cut fabric napkins, then simple have them cut some feathers out of construction paper. They can glue them out over the left and right side of the body. Attach them to the edge of the paper towel napkin ring so that they cover some of the inserted napkin.