Thanksgiving Napkin Holders

     Here is another fun project for the kids to help make the Thanksgiving table look a little more festive. We will make two different pilgrim style napkin holder.

Here's what you'll need:

  • White Felt
  • Black Felt
  • Gray Felt
  • White Glue
  • Hot Melt Glue
  • Thin Cardboard (like from a note pad)
  • Black Crape Paper or Fabric Strips
  • Bathroom Tissue Cardboard Roll
  • Narrow Black Ribbon
  • Gold Foil Paper
  • Manila File Folder
Since you will be making several of each we should first start with a pattern. Cut a pattern for the hat and the collar out of some thin cardboard like on the back of a note pad.

Napkin Holder Pattern

Trace two copies of each pattern onto the felt and one copy onto a manila folder for each napkin holder.
Cut out the felt and manila folder pieces. Using White Glue, glue one piece of the felt to the front of the manila folder and one piece to the back.
For the hat cut a hat band out of gray felt and glue it to the hat. Cut out a gold buckle from gold foil paper and glue to the hat.
For the napkin ring of the hat cut one inch off of a cardboard bathroom tissue roll. Wrap the tube with black crape paper and glue it down.
Using Hot Melt Glue, glue the hat to the ring.
For the collar make a small bow from the narrow black ribbon and glue it in place.
Bend the collar in half but don't crease it. Put the napkin through the hole and you're done.

Pilgrims Hat     Pilgrim Collar

We hope you have fun with this project and we're sure you dinner guests will be delighted.

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