These beaded napkin rings double as place cards and are so easy to make they could keep kids occupied during Thanksgiving meal preparation and still be ready for the table settings. The instructions are at Art Bar Blog.
I really love these stitched doilies and think it's such a great way to upcycle these items that aren't always easy to do. These precise, symmetrical stitches are wonderful but I think random abstract stitches would make a nice contrast too. If you're looking for a good side-by-side project to do with the kids then this might be it and just think how great they will look displayed together for wall art! Found at Wholly Kao. P.S. If you don't happen to have any doilies on hand, then make a run to the thrift store!