I love when my kids want to help. The problem is they only want to help at the worst times. So I have a bucket of fun things for them to do or make to not only keep them busy but also feel like they’re really included and an important part of the holidays.
Easy Thanksgiving Napkin Holders Kids Can Make
What You Will Need
- Small Clothes Pin & Twine (like this)
- or Some Cute String or Ribbon
- Laser Cut Wood Shapes (like this) you can also check Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s
- Crayons, Colored Pencils, or Paint
- Fine Tip Permanent Marker (linked)
- E-6000 (linked), Super Glue (my preferred kind -linked), or Hot Glue Gun
- The Black Crayon Phase:(see note below) Then use a White Paint Pen (linked).
Easy Thanksgiving Napkin Holders Kids Can Make -Video
Easy Thanksgiving Napkin Holders Kids Can Make -Pictures
Since this is mainly a kid’s project please let them color or paint the fall wood shapes all by themselves. If your a perfectionist try not to be because these will turn out cute no matter how they color them. Your guests can also take these home as a favor if you will. So write a date on the back of their napkin holder because these cute name tags can be turned into lots of things including refrigerator magnets.
The Black Crayon Phase:
If your child only colors in black… then you might want to hide the black crayon altogether. It’s more of a Halloween color then fall. But hey, all black might be cute.. and if it turns out cute then just add a name with a White Paint Pen (linked). Use a fun ribbon and napkin to bring some fall colors to your all black napkin holder.
Once you have added the glue set aside for it to harden. If you used E-6000 it will take about 24 hours to dry but that thing isn’t ever coming off.
After they dried I asked Ryker what names he wanted on each napkin holder then wrote the names with a fine tip sharpie.
Have your child wrap each silverware set with a napkin then wind their choice of ribbon or string around each set, tie off the ribbon then clip on your name tag. Easy as that. Most kids should be able to do this themselves. See how much they are capable of and let them create. The more kids do on their own the more self-esteem they gain and this is an easier project for kids to do just that!