Place Card Holders
What you will make:
Here’s a craft that the family can do together to dress up the
Thanksgiving dinner table. It’s fun and easy to do, and all your
guests will be delighted with the colorful turkeys greeting them
at the table! Take an apple and a festive napkin, and add some
nuts and candy to make a turkey place card. One or more turkeys
can also be used as a part of a table centerpiece.
This project is great for family, classroom or group craft time.
You and your kids can make several apple turkeys in no
Related crafts: There are many more turkey crafts in the
Fall and Thanksgiving Crafts
craft series. You can make small turkeys, fancy turkeys, turkey pop-up
cards and even a turkey game!
Here's what you need:
- Paper napkins in fall colors
- Medium-sized apple in any color
- Almond in shell
- Peanut in shell
- LifeSavers candy
- Colored paper or cardstock for place cards
- Glue gun or tacky glue
- Paper clips
- Craft eyes
This project is rated EASY to do.
How to Make Apple Turkeys with Place Cards
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Project Preparation
Read through the project instructions and gather all of
your materials. If you are doing this craft with a group,
precutting the place cards and gathering the materials for
each child will help the crafting process go faster.
- Step 2: Glue Eyes
Hold the almond point down and glue two eyes on the rounded
part of the almond. Let dry.
- Step 3: Glue LifeSaver
Glue the LifeSavers candy to the front of the apple near
the top and let dry. Next, glue the almond with eyes to the
LifeSavers candy and let dry. Be sure to cover the
LifeSaver hole with the almond, positioning the almond point
Tip: If using tacky glue, you may need
to hold the LifeSaver until the glue sets. Double-side foam
tape is another option for attaching the LifeSaver to the
- Step 4: Glue Peanut
Glue the peanut to the apple just below the almond. This
makes the turkey’s wattle.
- Step 5: Fold Napkin
Unfold the napkin to a 9-by-13-inch square. Fold the napkin
accordion-style. Use the paper clip to hold the fold layers
together until you are ready to complete the turkey.
- Step 6: Fan Napkin
Crease the folded napkin in the center, then bring the ends of the
top layer together to make a fan.
Secure the fan with a paper clip at the top. Sit the napkin
behind the turkey apple.
- Step 7: Add Place Card
With colored paper, make a place card and write your
guest’s name on it. Straighten one end of a paper clip and
insert the straight end into the apple. Slide the place card
into the paper clip (another option is to attach the place
card to the napkin).
Tip: Make the table really colorful by using different colors
of apples and napkins—a yellow napkin with a red apple, an orange napkin with a yellow apple, etc. Napkins with printed designs in fall colors also work well.
That's it! Your apple turkey place card holder is done!
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