Paper Angel Craft

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This simple paper angel craft can help your child practice cutting out circles. Use my free downloadable template to help your child create large and small paper angels for the Christmas tree or for pretty table decorations.

Although your child will be decorating and cutting out the angels, adult guidance may be needed in assembling the angels, according to your child's ability.

Not suitable for little ones owing to the beads and scissors used.

paper angel craft

You will need:


  • crayons to decorate the angels.
  • a bell to hang inside the angel
supplies needed for paper angel craftSupplies needed

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Paper Angel Craft Instructions

Step 1: Cut Out The Circles

It is optional to decorate the circles, but my kids loved it. Plain white angels are equally attractive!

Once they are decorated, have your child cut out the circles and then cut out the wings on the light lines.

cutting the angel bodyCut out the circles as shown

You may need to help younger kids. View this page for tips on teaching your child to cut with scissors.

Step 2: Glue Edges Together To Make The Body

Apply glue to one of the cut edges as shown.

Fold one cut edge over the glued cut edge. The body of the angel will look like this, with a tiny hole at the top.

applying glue to make a paper angelApply glue
overlap the ends to create the paper angel's bodyOverlap the edges
the completed bodyCompleted body

Step 3: Glue Wings To Body

You need to apply the glue to the decorated side and apply the wings so the decorated sides face forwards.

apply glue to the wingsApply glue
attaching the wings - back viewAttach the wings
attached wings - front viewFront view

Step 4: Thread The Chenille Stems Through The Neck

Cut the chenille stems into quarters, and use one quarter per angel.

Thread the chenille stems through the neck hole, from inside the "skirt".

Use 1/4 stem per angelCut chenille stems
Thread the chenille stem through the paper angelThread the stems through
Make a loop or attach a bell to the underneath of your paper angelMake a loop or attach a bell

Make a loop to stop the stick from passing right through, or attach a little bell at the end.

Pull the rest of the chenille stick through at the top.

Step 5: Attach The Head

Thread a bead onto the head. Look for beads from broken necklaces, or wooden beads with painted faces from craft shops.

You can use beads with faces already drawn#Ad, or draw your own face onto a plain bead#Ad.

Next step in making your paper angelThe stem pokes though
Thread a bead "head" onto the chenille stemThread a bead "head" onto the chenille stem
Smush the chenille stem to make a halo for your paper angelSmush the stem to make a halo

Wrap the chenille stick around a pencil to make a loop and smush it onto the angel's head for a halo effect.

It's fine if a bit of stick pokes out - use it to hang the angel on the tree.

The finished angels. So sweet, and by far the easiest paper angels I have made with or without my kids!

a choir of paper angels

"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Luke 2:13, 14

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More Christmas Paper Craft & Scissor Activities

This paper angel craft is one of 17 different activities you can find in my pack of Christmas Scissor Cutting Printables - lots of photographed instructions and templates for each activity!

View My Printable Christmas Scissor Cutting Templates!

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