Shannon Walbran wrote these DIY Kids columns but now works full time as a Spirit Guide interpreter, on the radio and TV, bringing people angelic messages.
Today’s craft is a Christmas classic: an angel tree-topper, made from a small piece of cardboard such as a toilet paper roll. You could make a whole choir of these angels and place them on a shelf or mantel. They are quick, cute, and upcycled.
What You’ll Need:
- toilet paper roll
- colored card or paper
- markers, kokis, or crayons
- a yellow sticky note / Post-it Note
- a plastic doily if you want lace wings, or a piece of stiff fabric like felt, or more paper
Step 1: Make the angel’s body
Lay the cardboard tube onto a colored piece of paper or card. Roll it up and cut it to size, and then tape it in the back.
Step 2: Make the wings
Take the plastic doily and measure it against the tube. Cut a rainbow shape (an arc) so the top of the arc is the height of the tube. Center the tube on the arc and tape it into place.
Step 3: Make the head
Cut a piece of white paper the width of one-third the tube. Roll up this paper, draw a face on it, and tape it into place.
Step 4: Add a halo
Cut a circle from a yellow post-it sticky note. Tuck the circle into the top of the angel’s head. Tape it at the back to secure.
Step 5: Top your tree!
Merry Christmas from DIY Kids!