The colours of autumn are amazing! There are so many crafts that you can do to celebrate the season, and one that my children have made are leaf napkin rings.
These autumn leaf napkin rings were a quick craft to make, and really helped to make our dinner table beautiful. They would be perfect for Thanksgiving, but they also look great at any time.
Gather together your leaf napkin ring supplies:
- paper towel tubes, or other cardboard tubes (we just love cardboard tube crafts)
- a glue stick or white glue
- napkins; paper will do, but cloth is great for extra festivity
- and some beautifully coloured leaves in various shapes and sizes
Children really love getting out into nature and finding the perfect leaves for craft projects.
You could also discuss the types of trees the leaves are from, why and how they change colour, and so much more.
Cut the cardboard tube into sections of about 3 to 4 cm. I drew a line on the tubes for Tristan to cut along, but for younger children, you may want to cut the tube yourself.
Now let the children have some fun! The can cover the cardboard rings with glue and then press the leaves onto it. They can leave a single layer, or stack up the layers. Tristan and Kallista spent a good amount of time thinking and planning out which leaves they would use, and where they would be placed.
You don’t just have to use autumn leaves, you could use fresh spring or summer leaves to keep them in season. Wouldn’t they look pretty for a picnic? Or cover them with flower petals for a different look.