One way to help kids remember the events surrounding the birth of Christ is by bringing the story into playtime and craft time. My kids have a few nativity sets that they play with constantly during the Christmas season, and we also try to do crafts that help them think about Jesus’ birth.
This simple angel craft is one of them!
The craft itself is simple, but their creativity can go as wild as their imaginations. Just be prepared for the glitter. You cannot possibly sweep it all up.
To make these angels, you will need white (or other colors…up to you!) paper plates. Start by cutting a triangle out of one of the paper plates.
I found that it works best if the triangle is about 3/4 as tall as the plate and not too fat. The angle at which you cut the triangle will affect the shape and size of the angel and its wings as so:
From another plate, cut a small circle with a halo attached. Glue all three layers together, with the wings pointing up. You’ll notice that for the wings, the plate is right-side up, and for the body, it is facing down. This gives some depth to the angel and makes the plate body look like a dress.
Decorate as desired with glitter, markers, and more!
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What a great simple idea!