Turkey Napkin Rings from Fingerprints

Fingerprint Turkey Napkin Rings - CraftsbyAmanda.com

Here’s a fun project for Thanksgiving the kids will love! They can make these sweet little napkin rings from colored card stock and their fingerprints! You can personalize each one so they will also act as place settings for the kid’s table.

Fingerprint Turkey Napkin Rings - CraftsbyAmanda.comBecause this craft uses paint, it might not be one that you want to deal with on Thanksgiving day. I suggest having the kids make these a day or two beforehand to get ready for the big family meal.

Fingerprint Turkey Napkin Rings - CraftsbyAmanda.com

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Fingerprint Turkey Napkin Rings - CraftsbyAmanda.com

Fingerprint Turkey Napkin Rings


  • Card stock
  • Acrylic paints in fall colors plus black and white
  • Small paintbrush
  • Toothpick
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White paint pen
  • Click here for the pattern
  1. First you'll need to print out the pattern. Use the pattern to cut out your templates from card stock.
  2. Kids will dip their fingers in acrylic paint and press them onto the feather areas on the template. Alternate colors as you go. Have kids use their thumb or forefinger to make the body and head with brown paint. Set aside to dry.
  3. When dry, use the handle end of a paintbrush to add white eyes.
  4. Use a toothpick dipped in orange paint to add the beaks.
  5. Dip the toothpick in red paint to add the gobblers. Let everything dry.
  6. After the white eyes have dried completely, use toothpick to dot black onto the eyes.
  7. Use white paint pen to write your guests' names on the turkey's body.
  8. Trim the ends of the napkin ring depending on the size of your napkins.
  9. Coil the card stock into a ring and use a glue stick to hold together. Roll up the napkin and insert into napkin ring.
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  1. says

    Hi – I just wanted to let you know that I found these on a blog called Stagetecture. I don’t want to leave you the link, because I don’t want to direct traffic her way. If you look it up on FB, and scroll through the pictures, you will see yours. If you click on the link, you will see that she has copied all of your images and tutorial, with a little (via) link as the only credit. Not cool! Anyway, wasn’t sure if you knew about it (we only found out because she stole my friend Jills beaded napkin rings) so I wanted to give you a heads up! :)

    • says

      Thank you very much Sarah! I left a comment on the post a couple of days ago asking for her to remove it. I just went back and it’s gone. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!


  1. […] Thanksgiving will be upon us before you know it!  If your children enjoy helping out when it comes time to get ready for holiday events, here is a kids Thanksgiving craft idea for your tablescape.  Amanda from Crafts By Amanda created these adorable turkey napkin rings using painty fingerprints, making it an ideal craft idea for even the littlest members of your household to help out with.  Not only will they keep the napkins neatly rolled, they can also double as cute place cards!  [how to make fingerprint turkey napkin rings] […]

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