Angie, with her glittering halo and wings, is the angel on top of our Christmas tree. With just a sprinkling of magic reindeer dust your kids can turn a simple wooden spoon into their very own Christmas tree angel, just like Angie.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a spare wooden spoon or two in your kitchen drawer just collecting dust. Give one to your child and let them transform it into a heavenly Christmas craft using paint, felt, sparkly pipe cleaners and loads of glitter. They’ll be busy for hours! You might even have enough time to do a spot of Christmas baking. Just make sure you have one wooden spoon left for yourself.
Scroll down for our brilliant step-by-step guide on how to make a wooden spoon angel.
Age group: Kids as young as five can get involved in making Angie the angel – they will just need help cutting out shapes for her felt sleeves, praying hands and paper-plate wings.
What you will need
- 1 wooden spoon
- 2 silver pipe cleaners
- 1 gold pipe cleaner
- 2 white felt A4 sheets
- 1 pink felt A4 sheet
- 1 white paper plate
- Pink ribbon
- 1 x 8m length of yellow embroidery thread
- Pink acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Iridescent glitter
- Glue dots
- PVA glue
Gather together all of the Angie the angel craft equipment...
Find a flat surface to work on and gather together all the craft materials you need to make Angie the Christmas tree angel.
How to make a wooden spoon angel...
Take 1 wooden spoon.
Mix together some pink and white paint to make skin-coloured paint. You could also use some brown paint if you prefer a darker skin-coloured paint.
Carefully paint the wooden spoon all over with the paint mixture using a paintbrush.
Leave the wooden spoon to dry completely.
For Angie the angel's dress...
Place the wooden spoon handle in the middle of a sheet of white felt, making sure the top of the spoon, the angel's head, is poking out above the white felt.
Stick the back of the spoon handle to the felt using glue dots.
Make Angie the angel's dress by folding the top-left corner of the felt sheet down and sticking it to the handle of the spoon using a glue dot.
Next fold the top-right corner of the felt sheet down, then secure it with some more glue dots.
Tie a ribbon around the angel's neck.
For Angie the angel's wings...
Cut a white paper plate in half using scissors. Cover one side of the paper plate entirely with glue stick, then sprinkle iridescent glitter all over it. Shake off the excess glitter and leave to dry.
Stick the angel wings onto the back of Angie the angel's dress using a few glue dots.
For Angie the angel's sleeves and praying hands...
Cut out two identical white felt 'sleeve' shapes. The easiest way to do this is to cut out a large felt oval shape, cut the oval into quarters, then use two of the shapes for sleeves.
Next cut out a small pink teardrop shape for the praying hands.
Stick the felt shapes into the front of Angie the angel's dress to make it look like she has sleeves and praying hands.
To give Angie the angel's dress a bit of sparkle, decorate her sleeve cuffs by sticking on two bits of silver pipe cleaner, using PVA glue. Then leave flat to dry.
To decorate Angie the angel's head...
Arrange some yellow embroidery thread on top of the spoon for the angel's hair.
Take a gold pipe cleaner and cut off two bits measuring approx 2cm in length, curve them slightly and stick them on the angel's head, using PVA glue, so it looks like Angie the angel is closing her eyes and praying. Leave the spoon flat until the eyes are completely dry and stuck on.
Paint on a pink mouth using a small paintbrush. We've given Angie a 'singing' mouth.
How to put the finishing touches to Angie the angel...
Bend a silver pipe cleaner into a halo shape, twist the ends to secure it and place it on Angie the angel's head. Now put your very own angel on top of your Christmas tree and that's it! Angie the angel will watch over you from up above all Christmas.
Design created by Jennifer Shepherd for goodtoknow.co.uk.
For crafts materials such as wooden spoons, felt, pipe cleaners and paper plate etc. visit Baker Ross, a family run craft business who are the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools and other organisations across the UK and abroad, based in Walthamstow, London.
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