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Thanksgiving Crafts


Headdress Napkin Rings
Thanksgiving napkin rings dress up a table.
Thanksgiving napkin rings dress up a table.

These napkin rings will help your holiday table honor the people who made Thanksgiving possible.

What You'll Need:

  • Cardboard paper towel tube
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Construction paper
  • Craft feathers
  • Glue

The Native American people helped the pilgrims survive by teaching them about the different foods that grew in this land. The holiday of Thanksgiving started with a big dinner that celebrated the first harvest as well as the new friendship between the Native Americans and the pilgrims.

Remember the role of the Native Americans of long ago at your dinner this holiday with these pretty napkin rings.

First cut a 3/4-inch-wide ring from the cardboard tube for each napkin ring you want to make. Use markers to color the rings, and draw Native American designs all around them.

Draw and cut tiny feathers from construction paper, and fringe their edges with your scissors to make them look more feather-like. You can also use craft feathers or a combination of both. Glue the feathers inside the napkin ring.

When the glue dries, slip the rings over rolled napkins and lay one across each person's dinner plate.

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