Ever so simple, and ever so pretty: here’s how to make a Christmas angel craft for kids.
Christmas angel craft for kids
QUICK RESOURCE >> Download your ready-made Nativity Unit here
A Christmas angel is such a classic kids’ Christmas craft.
This version is very easy to make, using recycled materials and simple craft supplies. And with a family or class of children, everyone can join in and add their very own twist to create the angel of their dreams!
After reading the nativity story or thinking about Christmas wishes, invite all the children to close their eyes and imagine what an angel looks like.
What colour robes would an angel wear?
What do their wings look like?
Once they’ve pictured their angel in their mind, see if they can make it!
You can use a paper roll for the angel’s body, and paint it any colour you like.
You might like to add glitter or doodles or fabric for the robes.
Then cut out an oval from some card and draw your angel’s face with marker pens.
What shape wings does an angel have? What colour would they be? Cut some out from card, fabric or foam sheets.
You might like to add some embellishments to your wings: paint, pen or collage materials. You could write a Christmas wish, prayer or blessing on the back of the wings.
Then use some glue or double-sided sticky tape to fix the face and wings in place, and your angel is ready for play, storytelling or to sit on top of your Christmas tree.
I love how each angel can be so different ~ matching each child’s imagination.
Download your ready-made Nativity Unit
Download the Play Academy’s ready-made Nativity Unit and you’ll have everything you need to lead a set of activities to introduce your children to the Nativity story.
This Unit includes artist-drawn puppets/colour-in nativity scene characters and printable Bible verse cards, that your children can use year after year.
In this Nativity teaching unit your children can:
:: learn about the Nativity and create their own Nativity book or small world scene using colour-in puppet / nativity scene characters
:: learn about Mary and Joseph’s journey, and explore junk modelling
:: learn about the shepherds role, and explore loose parts
:: learn about Jesus’ birth
:: learn about the three wise men, and complete their book / re-tell the story in their small world
Bonus Nativity thematic unit printables
The Play Academy’s thematic units come with practical printables that make the lessons more engaging for your children and easier for you to teach.
No need to go searching for printables to accompany your lessons, they’re all included when you download your chosen unit.
In this Nativity Unit you’ll receive these bonus printables:
:: My Nativity Story book to write, colour and complete to tell the Nativity story
:: a set of artist-drawn My Nativity Puppets to colour, cut out and use to re-cap and act out the Nativity story
:: Nativity Vocabulary Cards to recap and consolidate learning
:: Nativity Bible Verse Cards to read, narrate your own acting out of the story, and perhaps to memorise
How to download this Nativity thematic unit
You can download this unit along with over 50 more from NurtureStore’s Play Academy.
If you are already of the Play Academy, you can download this unit straight away from our Library here.
If you are not yet a member, find out more and choose your first unit here. Your teaching is about to get a whole lot easier!