Kids’ Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Craft

Thanksgiving craft

Before you dress the Thanksgiving table with pricey décor, get crafty and help the kids create holiday turkey-themed napkin rings! This easy-to-make art activity lets you repurpose those old paper towel rolls, while making a decorative place setting piece. The kids will love getting in on the holiday action, and you’ll enjoy helping them to get creative.


  • A cardboard tube (from a paper towel roll)
  • Craft felt
  • Scissors
  • Clear-drying glue
  • Card stock paper
  • A marker
  • Googley eyes


  1. Draw a bowling ball pin shape onto a piece of card stock paper. Making it roughly three to four-inches tall. If your child is struggling to draw this shape, ask her to draw an oval with a circle on top.
  2. Cut the shape out.
  3. Make ‘turkey feathers’. Draw ovals onto a few different colors of paper. Cut these out too!
  4. Glue the feathers onto the back of the bowling pin (or oval). Position them all of the way around the turkey. Start at the bottom, slightly angling them.
  5. Turn the turkey over. Glue two googley eyes onto the face.
  6. Draw an upside down triangle on the face as a beak.
  7. Cut a three-inch tall section of the cardboard tube.
  8. Cover the tube with the felt, gluing it on.
  9. Glue the turkey onto the tube to complete the Thanksgiving napkin ring craft.