12 Days of Christmas – Day 6 – Paper Plate Angel Wings

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I saw this craft at Maker Mama and thought it looked like fun.

Materials:
Paper plates (11 per child – 8 for the feathers, 3 for the centre)
Ribbon (2 pieces per child)
Glue gun
Glitter
Pritt glue

I drew an eye-shape in the centre of the plates and cut out the crescents, keeping them for the feathers and discarding the middle pieces. I let the girls go wild with glitter and Pritt to decorate the feathers and one whole plate each.

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Then I marked where the top feathers would go on a plain paper plate and stuck them in place using the glue gun – eight feathers on each side of the plate.

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Then I turned the wings over and glued both ends of the ribbon on, making a loop for the shoulders.

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I glued another plate over the ends of the ribbon. Then I turned the wings over again and glued the last plate – the glittered one – on top of the feathers.

Voilá! Angel wings!

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I reminded the girls that when Jesus was born, a whole choir of angels appeared to the shepherds in the fields to announce the birth and to sing praises. Then I had them re-enact the scene as the angels, calling out, “Hallelujah! Glory to God!”

That night there were shepherds staying in the field nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Saviour – yes, the Messiah, the Lord – has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognise him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” Suddenly the angel was joined by a vast host of others – the armies of heaven – praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” – Luke 2:8-14

What do you think about this craft? Leave a link to your post if you decide to try it out; I’d love to see it.

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