Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Beaded Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving crafts for kids provide a great way for children to be involved in all the Thanksgiving preparations. This beaded napkin ring is such an easy craft for kids and turns out beautiful!

*This post was originally published on November 5, 2013 and has since been updated.

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Kids can help prepare for Thanksgiving by making this fall-colored napkin rings! (Napkin Ring Thanksgiving Craft for Kids)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Aren’t these beaded napkin rings so cute? I just love how they turned out! And, I think they’ll be just perfect for decorating our table for Thanksgiving!  I especially love that they were created by the kids themselves. Lucy and Theo feel such a sense of pride when they are able to help prepare for different holidays and events. 

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Beaded Napkin Rings~ Buggy and Buddy

This Thanksgiving craft for kids is great for a wide variety of ages. Even my 2 year old was able to thread the beads onto the wire on his own. He had a blast, and this activity really kept him occupied for quite some time. (Of course, DO NOT leave a young child unattended with small beads as they pose a choking hazard.)

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Beaded Napkin Rings

And the very best part~ You’ll only need a few materials for these beaded napkin rings! I used glass beads and thin wire, but you could easily adapt this craft for any type of bead and possibly even use pipe cleaners depending on the size of the openings in your beads. (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.)

 

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Beaded Napkin Ring

Supplies for Making Beaded Napkin Rings

Materials

Directions for Making Beaded Napkin Rings

1. Place you beads in a container that’s easily accessible to your child. 

2. Cut one piece of wire about 6 inches long. Twist a loop on one side of the wire to keep the beads from falling off.

Prepare the wire for beading

3. Add various fall-colored beads to the wire. Leave about 1-1.5 inch at the top.

String beads onto wire

4. Bring both ends of the wire together and twist many times to secure. 

Twist the ends of the wire together

5. Cut off the extra wire. I used some pliers to press the cut ends down.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Beaded Napkin Rings~ Buggy and Buddy

6. Place the beaded napkin rings on your napkin to admire!

 Kids can help prepare for Thanksgiving by making this fall-colored napkin rings! (Napkin Ring Thanksgiving Craft for Kids)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

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Comments

  1. I LOVE these Chelsey! What a fun way to get kids involved in the preparation for holiday dinners and family gatherings.

  2. They are very pretty!

  3. Love these!

  4. Thanks for sharing these on the Homegrown Friends FB Page! Pinning!

  5. these are lovely. We don’t use napkins (or celebrate thanks giving – what with being in the UK) but these would make lovely christmas tree decorations. I feel a bead buying spree coming on.

  6. This is a great hands-on craft for children to make to help make Thanksgiving special for everyone. Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop.

  7. I love your color selection for this craft – the rings do look perfect for Thanksgiving dinner party. Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

  8. Love it! We’re going to do this one. And thanks for the links. I’ll be adding those to my cart rather than making the run to Beverly’s :)

  9. Love these – and the kids will love to make them. I think I will get a dangling charm to add to the center of the beads for a little more festive touch. I see this activity happening on our house for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter…. thanks!

  10. Simple and so lovely! A great way for kids to help prepare for guests. Thanks for sharing!

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