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
  • scissors
  • tape
  • 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!

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