Not a lot of time for posting these days. I've spent most of my time at school the last couple of weeks helping the children prepare crafts to sell at our Christmas fair. These little angels were made by our Form 1 classes - they're four and five year olds. The angels are so easy to put together, here's how:
Take a longish pine cone and cut off the tip which will create a skirt for the angel. Here's a before and after pic.
Then a grown-up glue-guns a wooden bead to the top. Children can then *paint faces, glue on glitter to make sparkly gowns and glue feathers to them to make wings. We also formed halos out of pipe cleaners, put glue on the ends and poked them into the top of the bead.
*I brought the cones to the classes with the beads pre-glued and faces painted on. Markers bleed on the wooden beads and pencil rubs off; tiny paint brushes are tricky for children so young so I prepainted the faces using the method in this tutorial.
This basic pine cone angel has a multitude of options. We could have added pipe cleaner arms, given them more accessories and added other trimmings but our time was short. Still, this simple little project made the children very, very happy. However, I'm still sneezing glitter ;)
Thank you Pete and Dianne for all the pine cones!
And Happy Thanksgiving to all my family back home - see you soon. xoxo