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Fall Napkin Rings for Kids to Make

Homemade Fall Napkin Rings
Here’s a fun activity for kids! Make Fall napkin rings with a creative art technique called scrape painting! We’ll show you how to do it with paint and an old credit card! Grab some toilet rolls too! You’ll need them for this easy fall leaf craft.

Looking for something easier? Check out our tinfoil holiday napkin rings.

You may also like our adorable pumpkin pie with whipped cream craft. 

When we set out to do some fall crafting the other day, I did not have fall napkin rings in mind at all.  But our project turned out so beautifully, that I couldn’t resist turning it into something that could be displayed on our Thanksgiving dinner table.

See all of our Thanksgiving Crafts for all ages here.

I originally planned for the hooligans to simply make some fall art, using fall colours and an art process that we call Scrape Painting. 

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And they did.  Aren’t they lovely? Now, while they were working on their canvases of black construction paper, I was working on white cardboard, and those autumn colours, all swirled together, were too pretty to NOT put to good use, and so, my Fall napkin rings were born.

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If you’ve never tried this art process before, click here to see how we paint with credit cards.  This unique colour blending technique produces beautiful results and it’s easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do. Ok, now that you know how it’s done, here’s what I turned the art into napkin rings.

You may also like our scrape-painted fall leaf silhouette window art.

How to make Fall Napkin Rings:

I traced several oak leaf shapes on the back of my painted cardboard and cut those out. Then with a red-brown pencil crayon, I drew “veins” on each “leaf”.

Free Leaf Shape Printable:

I’ve since made a printable with a variety of leaf shapes and sizes. Click here to print your copy.

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Paint some cardboard tubes with brown paint. Paper towels, wrapping paper, tinfoil and plastic wrap all come wrapped around cardboard tubes that would be perfect for this project.

You know I love a good toilet roll craft, but we’re talking about something that’s going to be inches away from your dinner plate, so you might want to consider using one of the above alternatives.

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Cut your roll into as many “napkin rings” as you’ll need, and attach your painted leaf with a bit of hot glue. That’s it, that’s all!   Aren’t they great? Now you and your kids can make a set of Thanksgiving Napkin Rings for your family! To my fellow Canadians, I apologize that I didn’t have this Thanksgiving craft done before our holiday, but for those of you who celebrate the holiday in November, you’ll have no problem making yours in time for your turkey dinner.  

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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.