Fall Leaf Linens
Let the kids make something special for the table this Thanksgiving with these elegant and easy leaf-printed linens. This no-mess project can be done by kids (or adults) of any age. If you’re lucky enough to be spending Thanksgiving at someone else’s house, you could also use this technique to make simple guest towels, cocktail napkins or dishtowels for a hostess gift.
First, you’ll need napkins made from cotton or linen, a few fall leaves picked fresh from the tree, some clear packing tape and a pencil.
Simply place a leaf in one corner of the napkin, tape it down and have the child draw on top of the leaf, pressing as firmly as possible to stain the fabric, being sure to press on every spot.
Then remove the leaf and tape, press the fabric, and it’s ready for dinner.
These prints will fade some over time and with washing, but they are such a sweet and simple way for kids to make the table seasonal and festive.
Find More Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids:
- Thanksgiving Day Pie Topper Printable
- Easy Felt Leaf Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving
- Autumnal Flower Arrangement for Thanksgiving
Published November 18, 2010. Last updated October 28, 2018.