Crafting Continent, Kid County

Pipe Cleaner Napkin Rings

three pictures of pipe cleaner napkin rings. Top right 2 fuzzy pipe cleaner napkin rings one with ribbon flower. Bottom left 4 sparkly napkin rings slightly larger then top 2. Middle picture top two rings with napkins in them.
Top right option 1,
bottom left option 2

This is a quick and easy project to do with children. These pipe cleaner napkin rings are nice and useful. Most children love when you use what they make. They will fancy up any table setting.


  • Paper Towel roll
  • pipe cleaners (either fuzzy or sparkly)
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • tape (optional, recommended)
  • Flower or other decoration (optional)
  • hot glue gun and glue (optional)


Using the ruler cut 1.5 cm rings from the paper Towel roll.

Cardboard tube cut open with Ruler showing making at 3cm.

2.Option 1: If you want smaller rings which I suggest then cut the rings and measure 3 cm from the end.

3. Overlap the cardboard and tape together.

For Option 2 skip steps 2 and 3.

Cardboard tube taped together with pipe cleaner starting to be wrapped around.

4. Wrap pipe cleaners around the circle to cover the cardboard. This will take about 3 pipe cleaners for option 1 and more for option 2 if you want them close together. A third option not pictured here would be to color the rings before wrapping and then you don’t need to wrap so close together. This third option might be easier for younger children.

5. If using other decorations (Like the ribbon flower on the small fuzzy pink one) use hot glue to glue on. White glue will take a lot of glue and need to be held for a long time before they will stick).

Light blue pipe cleaner wrapped napkin ring on the bottom and pink pipe cleaner wrapped napkin ring with a pink ribbon flower on top.

Enjoy your pretty new napkin rings. They will add to any table setting.

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