Ring Around the Napkin Craft
Make napkin rings out of TP rolls!
- Mini-Hostess With the Mostest:Your kid
- Mama or Papa Hostess With the Mostest:You
- Several toilet paper rolls
- Decorative paper:Wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, construction paper or recycled magazine pictures.
- Embellishments:Rhinestones, stickers, glitter, sequins, comics, dried flowers or leaves, ribbon, etc.
- Decoupage medium:Optional. You can use plain white glue if you don't have decoupage medium.
- Paintbrush:One that you don't mind getting glue or decoupage medium on.
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks:Kids and hot glue don't mix, so make sure you do all the gluing!
- Stockpile a bunch of empty TP rolls (that should only take a day or two at the rate your family whizzes through TP!).
- Help your kid cut the TP rolls in half. Each roll will make two napkin rings.
- Then have her select some pretty paper to cover her napkin rings with. She can flip through old magazines and cut out pretty images, use wrapping paper, comics, scrapbook paper or just plain construction paper.
- Help her trim the paper slightly bigger than the size of the roll so she'll have enough to fold about 1/2 inch over the edges and into the inside of the tube.
- Have her glue the paper onto the tube to cover the whole surface and just inside the edges. You don't want guests suspecting their fancy linens (or plain paper napkins) are swathed in a TP roll!
- Next, help her paint decoupage medium or white glue all over the outside of the napkin rings. Let them dry.
- Invite your kid to add some flair. Have her choose the embellishments she wants to add to the napkin rings and hot-glue them on for her. She can add rhinestones, stickers, sequins, some pretty dried flowers or leaves. Or she can tie a nice bow around each one.
- Repeat steps 2 to 6 until your kid has the desired number of napkin rings. She can make a matching set or make each piece a unique work of art!