The weeks leading up to the long-awaited Christmas are the perfect opportunity to spend more time with family. Whether baking cookies, watching Christmas films or decorating the house together, the memories that remain are forever. Are you looking for some creative DIY projects to keep the kids busy this holiday season? For example, you can make enchanting angels from natural materials. We have some adorable angel crafts for kids ideas and the children will absolutely love them.
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Angel crafts for kids from pine cones and chestnuts
For a Christmas decoration with a natural look tree ornaments made of natural materials are a must for the Christmas tree. Pinecone Angels are adorable Christmas crafts for kids. These tree ornaments are simple, cute and fun for crafters of all ages. The best part is that only a few supplies are needed, most of which can be found while walking in nature.
What you need:
- maple seeds
- silver pipe cleaners
- Paint brush
- hot glue gun
- string for hanging
After gathering the materials outside, use the hot glue gun to attach a chestnut to a pinecone. Attach 2 maple seeds to each side of the pinecone and spread them upwards to create wings.
Using a toothpick or a very fine brush, paint a cute face on the chestnut.
Finally, bend a small piece of silver pipe cleaner into a halo. Attach it to the back of the angel’s head with hot glue. Your pinecone angel tree ornament is ready!
Tip: For the cones to open, you need to let them dry completely. To speed up the process, place them on a baking sheet and put it in the oven at 60 °C for a few minutes. Keep an eye on the cones and once they have opened, remove them from the oven.
How to make cute Christmas angels from cones, polymer clay and wire
You can use the cones of any coniferous tree for these sweet Christmas angels. Now we’ll show another idea for angels made of cones, using different materials for the head and wings.
You can use many different materials for the angel’s head. The main thing is that the head has a round shape and can be glued to the bottom of the cone. In this example, air-drying modeling clay was used and shaped into a ball.
If you cannot find a suitable natural material for the angel wings, you can make them from other materials. These instructions show how easy it is to make angel wings from flexible wire. To make the wings even more eye-catching, cut out matching pieces of white baking paper and glue them to the back of the wings.
The children can also use feathers for the angel wings and glue them to the back of the cone
Or you can tie a bow from raffia ribbon and make the wings of the angel
Straw angel crafts for kids
Straw stars are a Christmas decoration with a long tradition. But you can also use the natural material to make beautiful angels with the children. We will show how to do it.
- golden thread
- golden pipe cleaners
- hot glue
Soak the straws in water for about 4 hours.
Gather the straws into two bundles of ten and tie each bundle with a thread in the middle.
Fold a bunch of straws in half over one finger as shown in the picture.
Pull the thread tight and tie a double knot. Tie the two ends of the string together with a knot to make a loop for hanging.
Place the second bundle of straws for the wings between the folded bundle of straws.
Tie the thread around the join in a square with a cross as shown in the photo.
Cut the straws in an arc at the bottom and cut the wings at an angle, with the shortest straw at the bottom.
Cut a small piece of pipe cleaner for the halo. Glue it together and thread it onto the doubled piece of thread (the loop) to hang it.
DIY cute Christmas angels from seashells
Did you collect seashells with the kids on the beach in the summer? Then you can use them in the Christmas decorations and make pretty angels as tree ornaments. Here’s a simple craft idea for kids that’s quick to make.
- Seashells (one large shell for the body and two small ones for the wings)
- Paint markers
- Glitter or sequin glitter (optional)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wooden Beads
- Gold Pipe cleaners
Paint the shells and sprinkle some glitter on top if desired while the paint is still wet.
Hot glue the two small shells for the wings.
Draw a face on the wooden bead and glue it onto the larger shell.
Make a bow from the ribbon and glue it to the front of the shell.
Twist a small piece of gold pipe cleaner into a halo and glue it to the top of the head.
Glue a piece of twine to the back to hang.
Make angels from spices
Children love it when you use unusual materials for crafts. And what is better for a Christmas angel than some aromatic Christmas spices? You will need a wooden clothespin for the base, a cinnamon stick and two bay leaves for the wings, raffia ribbon for the hair and loop, and a star anise to decorate the finished Christmas angel.