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Saturday, March 29, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 2 - Angels

Use many creative techniques and supplies to make a variety of angel crafts. They make wonderful Christmas tree decorations or gifts.

Recycled Angel

Supplies Needed:
Construction paper (any color)
Cereal box
Cotton balls
Empty paper towel roll
Hot glue gun and sticks

Cut out a circle from construction paper. Using a marker draw the face. Once done start gluing cotton balls on to paper towel roll as many as needed. Take cereal box and draw the wings. Keep both wings as one piece. When wings are cut out wrap foil around the wings. Glue wings to the back of the paper towel roll. Once wings are glued glue the head on front of the paper towel roll. Cut pieces of ribbon for the hair. Using scissors to curl the ribbon. Glue the ribbon on the head. Once head is glued use cotton balls to go down the wings for the arms. Once done decorate your angel with glitter and sequins.

Pasta Angel

Supplies Needed:
Elbow macaroni
Bowtie pasta
Ziti noodles
Gold pipe cleaners
White and gold paint
Medium sized clear faceted balls or round wooden balls with a face
Glue gun and sticks
Glitter, optional

Step one: Paint the elbows and ziti white. We use Apple Barrel brand paint, easy clean up. Paint bowties gold or glittery silver. We paint them gold.

Step two: Cut each gold pipe cleaner into four equal parts. Make loop and twist ends together, this should look like a halo. stick twisted ends into the hole at the top of the ball, this should look like the halo over a head.

Step three: Take a length of ribbon and make a loop big enough to fit over the tree branch or the place where it will hang. Glue it to the bowtie, then glue the wings on the ziti in the small arch. Glue two elbows to sides but letting them touch in the front of angel.

Step four: Put glue on upper mouth of ziti (the one closest to the wings) and attach the head. Let dry.

CD Angel

Supplies Needed:
3 inch Styrofoam Ball

Make the styro foam ball into an angel's face. Add yarn for hair, wiggle eyes or closed eyes cut from felt (half circles with fringed eyelashes), a pink mouth, etc. Make your angel look however you like! Glue the CD to the top of the head to make the angel's halo.

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