Directions for Paper Angels

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Directions for Paper Angels
Cutout paper angels (paper angels image by GeoM from

Making angel crafts is popular around Christmas and Easter times, but makes a lovely craft activity any time of year. Paper angels can be made into many varieties, from flat paper angels to stick-on book covers, to hanging paper angels for a Christmas tree, or 3D paper angels for on top of the Christmas tree or as table toppers. A simple paper angel can be made using a paper cone as the body of the angel.

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Coloured pencils
  • Compass
  • Skewer
  • White pipe cleaner

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  1. 1

    Draw a circle, 9 inches in diameter. Make a dot where the centre of the circle is.

  2. 2

    Cut a wedge out of the circle, about 3 inches wide at the base. The wedge tip should be at the circle centre.

  3. 3

    Fold the paper around, so that the wedge cutout part is joined, and the paper circle forms a cone. Tape along the inside edge of the seam made by the cutout wedge---this will form the body of the paper angel.

  4. 4

    Shape the pipe cleaner into a halo to fit above the angel's head. Attach the pipe cleaner to the end of a skewer by winding it around the top of the skewer.

  5. 5

    Draw the angel's face on a piece of paper, colouring if desired. Cut this out and stick it to the flat end of the skewer, underneath the halo.

  6. 6

    Stick the skewer through the top of the cone until the angel's head sits in place on top of the cone. Cut off any extra skewer that comes out the bottom of the cone so that it can sit on a flat surface.

  7. 7

    Draw two angel wings, and colour them if desired. Cut out the wings and tape them to the back of the cone, just under the head.

Tips and warnings

  • Glitter is a good way to embellish a paper angel---especially on the wings.

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