Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings - Easy Kids Craft


This is a very easy Thanksgiving craft for kids to do with recycled materials from around your house. Kids will be pleased to have their handiwork on the Thanksgiving table.

Items needed: 

  • Roll from t paper or paper towels
  • Cardstock or other heavy paper
  • toothpicks
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Markers & / or paint
  • Small foam bead or other found item for Turkey head


  1. Print pattern and cut out. Adjust pattern size to size of paper roll you will be using.
  2. Cut small v-shaped slits for feathers, cutting in about ½ inch.
  3. Cut paper roll into 1½ inch lengths. We just pressed and cut and the roll snaps back into shape.
  4. Paint circular rings and then use either paint or markers to color the turkey body/feathers. Feathers can be colored multi colors or one color. Paint head of turkey and let all pieces dry.
  5. Using glue stick, attach body of turkey to ring. Note that only the center part will adhere since you are gluing a flat piece to a circular piece. Let this dry and then attach the turkey head.
  6. Break off the ends of a toothpick, so that you have two equal pieces about ¾ inches long. Dab the broken ends into the glue stick and attach under the turkey body. Let dry. (or use two thin pieces of cardboard for legs)
  7. Break a small tip of a toothpick for the turkey beak and attach or cut a small piece of paper for the beak to attach.