Wire Coat Hanger Crafts

Updated February 21, 2017

There are a lot of kid's crafts out there and many use common household objects as the main material. One of the more ingenious craft projects for kids involves coat hangers. The metal wire is easy to shape into just about anything, and with a little craft paper and glue it will turn into some very interesting and unique toys.

Christmas Wreaths

A Christmas wreath is a classic craft project for kids and adults. This is made using a coat hanger and tissue paper. The coat hanger is bent into a perfect circle with the hook bent down to form the hanging hook. Then, simply wrap the wreath in tissue paper all the way around the wire. Green craft paper may also be used; just cut it into small strips, about 3 inches wide and 2 inches long. Of course, the project is not complete without adding a few decorations, like tinsel. Use a glue gun to apply this to your wreath. This is fun for all ages from two years up.

Angel Wings

Another great craft idea is to make angel wings. These are simple to make with coat hangers. Bend the coat hanger wide open, and then bend the middle section closed to form the wings. Wrap the exterior of the coat hanger in blue or white tissue paper, and add a little glue to hold it in place. Then, coat the tissue paper in tinsel or strips of aluminium foil for added detail. This is a great craft idea for young girls ages three and up.

Christmas Trees

A Christmas tree is another fun craft idea if you have three or more coat hangers. It is also simple to make. Just place the coat hangers together by the top diagonal sides and secure them together with tape. This forms a three sided pyramid of coat hangers. Next, wrap garlands or real pine branches around the coat hangers, using hot glue when necessary to bind them together. Bend the bottom hooks of the coat hangers to the side to form the stand. It's easy and fun to make these with kids four and up.

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