Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

To make these simple classic Thanksgiving napkin rings all you need is construction paper, scissors, and glue.

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Indian Napkin Ring

Start by folding a piece of paper in half, hamburger bun style.  Then freehand draw a long oval that touches both sides of the paper.  This will help the kids make their feathers big enough and keep them close to the same size.

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Make little snips up the side of each feather with scissors.  Then use your fingers to bend some of the fringe pieces up so you can see them.  You need four feathers for each napkin ring.

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Cut another strip of paper about 1 inch wide by 6 inches long and glue the feathers to the middle of the paper.  Finally you will bend the long rectangle into a ring and glue it.  The napkin slides inside this ring.

Pilgrim Napkin Ring

Start with a piece of black paper folded in half and cut, hamburger style.  Fold this smaller piece in half again, hamburger style again and freehand draw half of the hat onto the paper so that the center of the hat is along the folded edge.  Show the kids how this will make the hat come out symmetrical.

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Cut out the hat making sure not to cut on the fold.  Then add a colored strip of paper for a band and a yellow cut out square for a buckle to the front of the hat.

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Finally glue the hat to a black strip of paper, 1 inch by 6 inches.  Just put a bit of glue in the center so the ring can bend around while the hat remains flat.

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Slide a napkin through each ring and set them around your dinner table on Thanksgiving.

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