When you're asked to look after a friends children for a few hours what's the best thing to do? Keep them busy of course. So rather than panic, I went to my trusty little craft room for inspiration and did some picking and plucking from my stash.
As long as I had glue, ribbon, foam shapes and all sorts of other goodies I had a good chance of keeping the kids happy while mum was away.
She Doesn't Have To Be Perfect
Keep it simple and use whatever you can find in the cupboards. Kids have wonderful imaginations so you'll get quite a surprise with the end result.
|Angel Tree Topper|
Things To Collect
Material off-cuts or coloured paper for the gown; cardboard; pipe cleaners or fine wires; foil paper; ribbon; lace; sequins; beads; curling ribbon; foam ball; dressmaker pins; craft glue; scissors; cardboard; glitter; sticky tape.
Gather The Kids and Get Started
|Material to make the body shape|
|Check the head fits the shape|
|Add a base to the cone|
Cover the cone with material or paper of choice, gluing the paper to the cone or you can sew a seam on the material so it fits the cone snugly. Tuck the material into the top of the cone. Glue the ball to the top of the robe set aside to dry.
|Material to make the wings and halo|
2. Next make the wings and halo using the pipe cleaners. Twist two pipe cleaners together and join to make a circle. Make two of these for the wings. Make a smaller circle for the halo and leave a small length for the stem of the halo. Wrap foil tightly around the pipe cleaners and I found that I had to cover the foil with sticky tape for added firmness. Then shape the wings. Decorate the halo with sequins or beads, ribbon or foil. Set aside to dry if using glue.
3. Glue facial features onto head and glue or use pins to attach curling ribbon to head. We used a dressmakers pin for the nose, sequins for the cheeks and attached them with pins and then glued a red sequin for the mouth.Angel Tree Topper is completed. The time went so fast making her and we had heaps of fun. Think I might make a gold Angel next time. Thanks for visiting.
4. Pin the halo stem to the back of the head. Attaching the wings is the hardest but we found pinning the wings to the material worked best. You might have to readjust the shape of the wings to suit the angel. Same with the halo, adjust it to suit. Tie bows using ribbon or lace around the neck.
|Angel Tree Topper|