Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Easy Angel Carolers

This is a very easy Angel Caroler that we did last year as part of our "Christmas Craft Day".  (150 kids, 1 morning, 12 crafts)

This year Kindergarten is making them and I thought I'd share it with you.

I apologize for not letting the glue dry before the photos but I'm fighting for the light....not much time after school to photograph before it's dark!

You will need:
- a pattern template
- some cheap batting fabric (I like the sparkle)
- some sheet music try here
- tacky glue
- a 2-3 inch Styrofoam ball
- flesh colored acrylic paint
- pink acrylic paint
- some garland
- a white pipe cleaner
- a fine sharpie
- some white cardstock or posterboard
- some sequins or embellishments

First you need to paint your Styrofoam ball.  We also added some glitter for a bit of sparkle.

After it has dried use your fine sharpie and put in the eyes (closed ) and the mouth.  Now you could paint these in if you wanted but I find young kids have more control with the sharpie.

Take your pink acrylic paint and using the end of a pencil dot the cheeks.

Take the pattern and trace and cut out of posterboard, cardstock, or manila tag.

Cut the same pattern out of the batting fabric. but this time do not cut out the notch in the center.

Staple your posterboard cone together.

Put glue all around the edges of your fabric on the wrong side. (non sparkle side).

Cover the cone and just tuck in the fabric in the center.

Take your white pipe cleaner and make a loop at each end for the hands.

Cut a piece of batting fabric 3"x7", lay your pipe cleaner in the center, put glue along one edge of the fabric, fold in half.

Take a 8 inch length of garland and wrap into a circle.

Glue onto the head of your angel.

Put some glue on the center of your cone and secure the head.

You may have to hold for just a minute while the glue sets up.....

Put some glue on the center of your arms.

Attach to your angel.  Try to make them come from the shoulder area...I find kids often want to have the arms coming out of the waist.

Now you can decorate your angel a bit with extra garland, sequins, snowflakes......

Cut out a strip of music about 3 inches long and the width of the bars.

Glue into place..I like to have the music facing out but you can also glue 2 strips together so you can see it from both sides.

If you want wings you can cut some from a gold or silver doily or even 2 petals from an artificial flower.

Secure on the back of your angel.

and that's it.

I hope your class makes a choir of Angels and I'll be back with more Christmas projects soon.

Take care.


  1. That is adorable!! I don't have a whole class to make these with, but I know some kids who will love making these. Thank you for sharing.

  2. So cute dear and thanks a lot for adding tuts.I will surely give it a try

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. These are great!! Thank you for all your amazing post! Every project I have tried has had great results!

  5. I am so doing kids will love this. Thank you.

  6. Gail those Angels are darling and the steps simple to follow. I think our kids department will have fun making them. Thanks for the great idea!
    Susan of California ":)

  7. Great idea for Sunday School or Children's Church. If you start early collecting, you can use the cone-shape part of room deodorizers for the body.

  8. I have a love for angels and love to make them for ornaments of my friends and family. I don't sell any of my crafts I make. I do it for the love of doing something for people.
    Martha Lofton

  9. I would love a copy of these instructions on this angel. I don't see any print on the page. could you e-mail me the instructions on it. I give them for gifts . please let me know soon. thanks.
    Martha Lofton

  10. Gail, can you e-mail me the instructions on this angel. you have my e-mail . I would love to make some soon. I don't have much craft room right now but can do most of it sitting down. thanks.

  11. am in the process of making 12 angel carolers right now. I am trying to figure out how to cover the arms. am using scrapbook paper in the glitter selection. will have to paint my doilies ,only could find white for now. and will have to find a music book I can cut up. will post them when I get them made.
    Martha Lofton.

  12. thanks for sending me that. I remember it well . it is a very nice angel. thanks

  13. I want my family to get together and make these for each resident of our Nursing Home to have one on their tray for Christmas Day. Thank You for sharing.. Judy

  14. I love this good to make with my I'm looking forward to their new visit😍