Sometimes simple is best.
Easy to make angels - capture the simple magic of the Christmas season.
Honestly, a Christmas craft does not get much easier than this. Which is a good thing, since I volunteered the k-kids to make enough angels to decorate a Christmas tree located in our school foyer that invites families to donate a gift for a child who won't have much under the tree. Children make angels to encourage others to be Christmas angels for children.
Each angel needs 3 pieces of paper.
A 1 1/2 inch square becomes the angel's head.
I used multicultural skin tone paper. Other years I have used pinkish and brownish contruction paper.
Four "curvy corners" transform a square into an angel's head.
This skill is harder than it looks - spatial understanding to make the curve concave and fine motor skill to get the scissors to curve.
The second piece of paper is the angel's body. A 2 1/2 inch by 3 inch rectangle.
This time we had to make a slight diagonal cut.
The head is glued to the top of the angel's body.
Wings are the last piece of paper needed to make the angel. We used 3 inch square shiny paper. I have thought about using wrapping paper instead.
A diagonal cut changes the square into 2 triangles.
One of the triangles is glued onto the back of the body to make wings.
Hung on the tree, it makes a simply beautiful Christmas tree ornament.