Get into the Christmas spirit and start off the festive season with a simple paper craft activity that the whole family can enjoy – making a Paper Christmas Angel.
Print, embellish and assemble this pretty Paper Angel decoration, then pop it on the top of your Christmas tree.
These little paper angels are a fun colouring project that kids can enjoy making in the lead up to Christmas. Some other ideas for displaying them include:
- Stringing several together to make a garland
- Make 24 and number each to make an advent calendar – a little treat could be hidden under each skirt
- Use them as table setting place markers – add the guest’s name to the front
- Slip them into an envelope and send them to friends and family instead of Christmas Cards.
- Add a string loop and hang as an ornament
You can keep the design simple or go all out and decorate them with glitter, sequins or even feathers. The sparklier the better in my opinion.
I’ve also included a second crafty paper angel activity option that young children will enjoy.
How to make a Paper Angel Christmas Decoration – 2 ways
You will need:
- A4 paper card
- Craft Glue
- Paint or markers
- felt scraps, feathers, sequins, yarn (for option 2)
Print & Colour Paper Angel – Option 1
1. Print the template at 100%, onto A4 paper card.
2. Colour the decorative details of the body and both sets of wings, with paint or markers.
3. For a bit of sparkle add lines of glue and sprinkled glitter. If using paint and glue, allow the pieces to dry.
4. Cut out all three of the template pieces, along the outside lines.
5. Carefully snip into the body piece neckline on the solid line. Ensure that you DO NOT CUT into the dotted line.
6. Apply light dabs of glue to the blank side of a ‘wings’ piece. Press the two wings, blank sides together. Set aside, and allow the glue to dry.
7. Glue the tab section on the body piece. Gently curve the body piece, and press the tab to the opposite side of the body. Allow the glue to dry.
8. Run a 3 cm (1″) line of glue down the centre of the wings. Press the wings to the back of the body, where the tab join line is. Allow the glue to dry.
9. In this fashion, make as many divine angels as you’d like.
Other Kids Christmas Crafts you may enjoy:
Kids Craft Cut & Paste Angel Christmas Decoration – Option 2
1. Print the template at 100% onto A4 paper card. Then cut out the template pieces, along the outer unbroken lines.
2. Carefully snip into the body piece neckline on the solid line. Ensure that you DO NOT CUT the dotted line.
3. Cut and glue scraps of felt onto the paper body, in any creative fashion. Trim the excess felt that might overhang along the outside edge of the paper body template. For added flair in step 3 you may want to glue down sequins and ribbons.
4. Apply glue to the wings, and sprinkle them with glitter or feathers. Allow the wings to dry, then repeat decorating the opposite side of the wings.
5. Glue the tab section on the body piece. Gently curve the body piece, and press the tab to the opposite side of the body. Allow the glue to dry.
6. Run a 3 cm (1″) line of glue down the centre of the wings. Press the wings (tips up) to the back of the body, where the tab join line is. Allow the glue to dry.
7. Make as many guardian angels as you like to decorate the base of your Christmas tree.
So there you have it, two fun craft activities to keep the kids entertained this festive season.
Which angel will you make?