Christmas angel
angel.jpg

Materials:

  • Mâché angel (can be bought from Hobbycraft stores)
  • Paintbrush
  • White acrylic paint
  • PVA glue
  • Silver glitter
  • Silver pipe cleaner
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Black marker pen (thin nib variety)
  • Decorative paper
    (we used sheet music paper)
  1. Start by painting your angel all over with white paint. When it’s dry, give it a second coat – this will give a more even finish.
  2. Apply glue to the front of her wings in a nice even layer, right to the edges. Sprinkle silver glitter all over, leave for a few minutes, then shake off! When this is dry do the same to the back of her wings.
  3. Twist a pipe cleaner into a circle and weave the rest of the pipe cleaner in and out of the circle to make it nice and firm. Attach to the top of her head with some glue and press it down for a few minutes to keep it in place.
  4. Mix a tiny amount of red paint with some white paint to make a light shade of pink. Paint two rosy cheeks onto her face. With your marker, draw two little semi-circle eyes.
  5. Cut long strips the length of the angel’s body out of your chosen paper (we used old music paper for the dress but use any paper you like). Make the strips thicker at one end and thinner at the other. Use a dab of glue to attach the thin end to the top of her body. Attach all of your strips to her body to make the dress.