When Christmas arrives it’s always ridiculously chaotic and busy. It is for this reason that I find myself choose fun activities that aren’t going to add extra stress with lots of different materials, mess or be something that takes days to complete.
This adorable little Christmas angel using a paper roll is one such activity that is super simple and can be a lovely gift that can be displayed in the home or classroom. My toddler loved making it and we were able to get it done basically with me holding a newborn in my arms, so that’s saying something. LOL
Christmas is such a lovely time of year and it feels like everyone is in the mood to get a bit more creative and crafty. I’d not ever imagined I’d be doing something like this craft three weeks after giving birth but, I guess it was no surprise, I found myself giving into the urge and before I knew it I was squirting paint on a plastic lid and ruffling through the recycling
Possum (3 years old) was obviously thrilled to get crafty again too. She has a greater understanding of Christmas and the joy that comes from this time of year. Making simple Christmas angels using paper rolls seemed like a nice activity for her to do. See the original idea here.
Recommended age: 3 years +
(Active supervision is required on all my activities).
For this activity you will need –
- Paper roll
- White acrylic paint and brush
- Chite card
- Pipe cleaner
- Sticky tape
Simply begin by painting the paper roll white. If you don’t have paper then you might like to cover the roll in white paper. If your child is painting the roll I suggest you don’t get too particular on them getting it absolutely perfect. We are keeping the experience fun and so if they miss a few bits don’t get too fussy about it. We want it to be made by the child after all.
Whilst your paper rolls are drying your child can begin making the hand shaped wings of the angel. Simply trace around your child’s fingers, which makes for a great sensory experience. This tickled Possum and so she found it a little challenging to stay still so some guess work was required. 🙂
Once you’ve done that then I suggest an adult cut out the hand prints and you can work as a team and stick them together as shown above. This is so simple and Possum loved using the sticky tape.
Next step was to make the halo from the pipe cleaner. This was done by creating a loop and twisting it in such a way that it remained round at one end. This pipe cleaner loop was then bent forward.
Once the paper roll was dry the angel could be assembled. Using the sticky tape we fixed the hand shaped wings to one side of the roll and stuck the end of the pipe cleaner to the inside. Drawing on a little face completed the job and we were done.
These adorable Christmas angels using a paper roll are simple for little ones to make and are a sweet handmade gift for someone special, such as a grandparent. They are also really lovely when displayed in the classroom or around the home.
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