This turkey napkin holder craft is easy and fun for the kids to create for your Thanksgiving table.
My kids love making crafts, especially my five-year-old daughter. The bookcase in our dining room is filled with bins of craft supplies – one being on the very top of the bookcase, out of reach of my kids. Sometimes my daughter can’t be trusted with glue and pom-poms! That said, under a watchful eye, she can have a blast – and I love a good holiday-themed craft. That’s where the turkey napkin holder paper craft comes in (and I wish I had shared this earlier!)
What you need to make this turkey napkin holder craft:
- Colored cardstock
- An empty toilet paper roll, cardboard or cardstock paper (cut, rolled and glued to the size of a toilet paper roll.)
- This template for the body and head
If you’re ever looking for a printer to help with some of the crafts I have on my site, I can’t recommend the HP Envy enough. I very recently began using the HP Envy 6055e and it’s amazing. With the app, I’m able to print directly from my phone, saving me time and some frustration running around my house or starting my computer.
Steps for Making Your Turkey Napkin Rings:
Step 1 – Select different colored cardstock paper for the turkey pattern. Trace the body and head patterns on brown paper, wings on a different shade of brown paper. Trace the feet and beak patterns on orange paper, trace the wattle on red paper and trace the rest of the patterns (tail feather base and tail feathers) on colored cardstock of your choice.
Step 2 – Focusing on the head cutout, attach the wattle and beak cutouts near the bottom side of the head
Step 3 – With the tail feather base cutout, attach the tail feather cutouts on the base with the feather’s
pointy ends facing outside.
Step 4 – Fill each of the pointy parts of the base cutout with the feather cutouts.
Step 5 – Attach the feet cutouts on the bottom side of the body cutout and the two wing cutouts on both sides of the body cutout. Attach the head on the top side of the body pattern and then attach the tail
feather pattern on the backside of the turkey.
Step 6 – Attach the eye cutouts on the head pattern, above the beak and wattle. Prepare a cardstock ring (or use an empty toilet paper roll.)
Step 7 – Attach the cardboard ring on the backside of the turkey craft to complete the turkey napkin ring.
Step 8 – Insert your napkin and place at the plate setting!
If you have lightweight cloth napkins, you can use them in the napkin rings. I would recommend a larger cardboard ring for a little more stability.