It is officially the Angel Season. I am talking about real Angels the ones in heaven singing Hallelujah. What ones where you thinking about? So we decided to make some angels around here. They can work as Christmas ornaments with addition of some string. Candle holders without the match, or figurines.
There are few ways to make an Angel. First you make about 3.5 inch circle and cut it out.
Somewhere above the center of it you try to draw a symmetrical head, and if you are like me you don’t succeed. No worries the kids are still young and if they are older they can do it on their own.
Draw a little loop for a neck and straight line to the top. Make two lines from the middle to the center about 3/4 of the way in.
Cut around the head. I left that it in one piece so I can use it as a stencil. I am not really good at drawing so unless you have a good free hand drawing coordination this trick may be helpful.
Fold the two side pieces together to create a skirt.
Glue of staple the two skirt pieces together.
Before or after the assembly you can have your kiddos decorate them with fabric pieces, old Christmas paper, candy wrappers, glitter, anything and everything really.
Since my kiddos are really small we kept ours simple. Even with the simplicity of cupcake liners we have gotten ourselves a fallen angel, or maybe a ballerina doing a dip.
So instead we made some from paper plates with funky design.
When using harder material make sure to make the wings big, about half of the circle.
Here they are next to each other.
or if you don’t like print, here is one turned around.
Finally we decided to recycle our old cereal boxes and use those instead, just in case we need plates for entertaining.
Therefore ending up with a cute Angel that is ready to say hi and maybe even become a finger puppet. I am sure you can do a much better job decorating then a 3 year old.