Christmas Angel Craft
Submitted by: Debbie Peake
Grade 6 Teacher
Holy Redeemer School
Brown paper lunch bag (5-1/4 x 3-1/8 x 10-3/4 inches)
Piece of cardboard cut to fit base of bag
Shredded newspaper to fill bag 3/4 full
Small doily (about 3-1/2 inches)
1 yard of 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inch wide paper ribbon, any colour
1 yard of 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 inch wide paper ribbon, any colour
3-inch diameter styrofoam ball
piece of flesh-coloured nylon stocking
needle and thread
1/8 inch (4mm) beads for eyes
1-1/2 inch gold foil bow or 9 inches of gold 1/4 inch ribbon
hot glue gun and glue sticks
Put cardboard inside bag as a base. Fill the bag 3/4 full with shredded newspaper.
and tie with elastic band, leaving about 2-1/2 inches of bag at top to make the angel's collar.
Fold top of bag outwards and downwards all around to shape the collar. Centre the doily on
top of the collar and glue in place.
Cut a square from the nylon stocking large enough to fit over the styrofoam ball.
stocking tight, gather the excess and stitch through the gathers to secure.
Cut off excess
Glue this head to the centre of the doily, with gathers at the back of the head.
Take a handful of Spanish moss and fit around face and back of head to form the hair.
Fill in any bare spots with more Spanish moss.
Twist an 18-inch length of narrower paper ribbon and form into a halo, knotting the ends
Trim ends at an angle and glue halo to top of angel's head, with the knot at the
Make angel wings by tying a bow from the wider paper ribbon.
Flatten wings slightly, centre
and glue to angel's back.
Glue a band of narrower ribbon around the base of the bag, with
the ends in the back.
Glue flat beads to front of angel's face for eyes, or push round beads into the styrofoam and
glue in place.
Glue foil bow or bow tied from gold ribbon to the left side of the collar.
Display your angel!
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