The winter holidays are a time when families gather to share a seasonal feast. Your students can help decorate their family table with this easy napkin ring craft, which is also a creative classroom activity. You can customize these napkin rings for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or a simple winter theme.
What You Need
- Paper towel or toilet paper rolls, cut in 2 to 3 inch rings
- Paint in red, green, blue, yellow, gold, and black
- Paint brushes
- Stickers, glitter, pipe cleaners, construction paper, clip art and foam cutouts for decorating.
What to Do
- Cut the paper towel or toilet paper rolls in 2 to 3 inch rings. Each student should have at least 4 rings (or enough for each member of their family to have a ring at their place setting).
- Have the students paint their rings. Students can choose a holiday theme, such as red and green for Christmas; yellow and blue for Hanukkah; white and blue for winter; and red, green and black for Kwanzaa. Or, let their imaginations run wild!
- Decorate the rings with glitter, foam, or construction paper.
- Winter idea: Make the napkin ring into a snowman using cotton balls. Embellish with googly eyes and clothing made of pipe cleaners or construction paper. Or, cover the ring in glitter and add a cutout snowflake.
- Christmas idea: Create a Christmas tree on each ring! Cut out thick green paper in the shape of a tree; add a brown trunk and adorn with a star. Glue to the napkin ring.
- Hanukkah idea: Cut out a Star of David from construction paper or create one from pipe cleaners and glue to the ring.
- Kwanzaa idea: Print out a picture of a Kinara and color/decorate it, then glue to the napkin ring.