Turn some index cards and a paper towel roll into Leaf Art Napkin Rings this Thanksgiving in just a few simple steps!


  • index cards
  • tempera paint
  • paintbrush
  • crayons (we used a white crayon)
  • paper towel roll
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks


    leaf ring collage

      1. Cut a paper towel roll into approximately 2 inch rings.


      1. Lay index cards on a covered surface and draw leaf shapes on them with a crayon.


      1. Paint over each index card with Tempera paint. Use different colors to add variety to the project.


      1. Allow the painted index cards to dry. You will see the outline of each leaf appear!


      1. Once the index cards are completely dry, cut out around the edges of each leaf.


    1. Glue each leaf onto one of the rings that you cut from the paper towel in the first step.

    Pull napkins through the Leaf Art Napkin Rings and help set the table! Happy Thanksgiving!

Caroline Gravino, a PBS Parents resident crafter, is a designer of creative family projects, tinkering painter and mother of four children. She writes about project ideas for the whole family and how to encourage creativity in kids on the popular blog, Salsa Pie and shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube Channel. Subscribe HERE.

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