Angel and Singer Ornaments
Add some seasonal cheer to your Christmas tree or dinner table by crafting these charming paper cone angel and singer ornaments.
What you'll need:
- Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
- Computer paper
- Yarn or ribbon to hang the ornament
How to make it:
Read all the directions before starting. This project is simple enough that you might not need directions, but check them once anyway.
Step 1 - Print patterns
Choose the ornament you want to make. Download and print the pattern(s).
- Angel with Horn
- Angel with Candle
- Angel with Guitar
- Singer with Book
- Singer with Candle
- Singer with Folded Hands
Ornaments with Separate Arms
These require two pages to be printed, one which has all the different arms on it, and another with the figure you wish to make.
- Arms — you must get this pattern, and at least one of the ones below:
- Angel1 long hair, closed eyes
- Angel2 curly hair, open eyes
- Angel3 medium-long hair, open eyes
- Singer1 curly hair, open eyes
- Singer2 long hair, open eyes
- Singer3 short hair, closed eyes
Step 2 - Color
Decorate your angel or singer with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Feel free to add extra decorations to their robes - shiny gold star stickers to trim the robe, or glitter or foil on the wings.
Step 3 - Cut out
Cut out the decoration, making sure to cut along the lines between the hair and the robe. The head should only be attached to the robe at the neck.
Step 4 - Attach the arms if necessary
- Cut out the 3-D arms, and bend/fold them at the places marked on the pattern sheet. Folding is making a sharp crease/line. Bending is almost like folding, without getting a sharp line, more like shaping the paper.
- for the book, fold sharply along the binding lines
- for the guitar, bend gently at the wrists
- for the folded hands, fold sharply along the center line between the hands
- for the others, bend them at the wrists
- Cut the slits in the robe, fold the tabs on the outer edges of the sleeves, then insert them into the slits. Glue the tabs to the inside of the robe.
Young children (like my 6 year old) might to want help with the cutting around the head/neck area. Also, a good thick glue (we use Aleene's Tacky Glue) makes things go together much more easily.