Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Paper Plate Angel Tree Topper Christmas Craft

I adapted the following idea from http://www.crafty-crafted.com/category/christmas-ideas/. There are a lot of great ideas for Christmas crafts on this site! 

  • plain white paper plate
  • paintbrushes and paint
  • scissors
  • marker
  • glue
  • stapler
  • Popsicle sticks
  • glitter

First, cut the paper plate in half. The one half will be the cone for the angel's body. Out of the other half, cut wings, a small circle for the head, and long or short hair (depending on the length of hair of the child doing the craft). (I cut boys' and girls' hair out - upper left corner).

Draw a face on the bottom two thirds of the white circle. Have the children paint the hair the same colour as their own. When the paint dries, have the kids glue the hair to the head, and the head to the top of the Popsicle stick.

The children can paint one side of the wings their favourite colour. Cover the semi circle with glue and have them sprinkle their favourite colour glitter on. (You will probably need to assist a little more with this!) 

Here are the four sets of wings my four little guys painted.

And the four glittery bodies.

And here are all the pieces, ready to be assembled into four angels.

To assemble, bring the two corners of the semi-circle together, and align the sides, one overlapping the other (it should look like a cone). Staple the sides together. Put the Popsicle stick through the hole of the cone, and staple the wings to the back. Ta-da!

From left to right, it's Thomas-angel, Amadea-angel, and Leila angel.

And of course, Noah-angel.

Amadea's favourite colour is blue, as you can probably guess!

We've been meaning to get something for the top of the tree, and now we have something! We'll alternate between Noah-angel and Leila-angel at the top of the tree. Amadea and Thomas have already taken theirs home to put atop their own trees!

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