My kids have always loved simple paper crafts. Cutting and pasting is something they’re able to do quite without help, so it makes them feel independent. Even so, I usually end up crafting right alongside them simply because these projects are fun to do. That’s what happened when they made these cute little paper angels last week, and they had so much fun that I decided to outline the process I followed to make mine, just in case other people want to learn how they’re done as well.
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Paper (light pink, white, and red)
- Markers (black and red)
- Gold pipe cleaner
- A glue stick
- White and gold yarn
Gather the materials!
Cut a small one inch by one inch square from the corner of your light pink paper and round its corners and edges off with your scissors until you have a circle. This will be your angel’s head. Set it aside for the moment.
Cut a two inch piece from the end of your string and tie it into a bow! I did this by finding the halfway point of the string, making a loop in the ends on either side of that, and knotting them together like you would if you were tying your shoelaces using the “bunny wears” method. The result is a little bow knotted in the middle. Trim excess string from the tails if you like. Set the bow aside for now too.