If you’re looking for a nativity craft that you can make with your child this festive season then look no further, our free printable build an angel craft is perfect!
Designed for kids to color, cut and paste their own angel this sweet activity is great in the lead up to Christmas and would be a lovely activity to do as you read the nativity story together.
You can even easily adapt it to make a decoration for your Christmas tree or our printable craft template includes extra material so that you can put your angel on top of your Christmas tree.
This might be the cutest craft you make this December!
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Build An Angel Craft Template
I love this angel craft and I really hope that you do too.
It’s perfect for making at home with your child but once you’ve downloaded your free PDF file you can print as many copies as you like so it’s ideal for using in Sunday school’s or in a classroom too.
You have the choice of shorter or longer hair and there’s also a heart or star shape that you can cut out to stick on to your angel’s dress.
In the tutorial below and on the printable itself you’ll also find details in how you can make this craft into a Christmas decoration or use it as a Christmas tree topper.
Build An Angel Craft Materials
- Build an angel PDF printed onto white printer paper or cardstock
- Coloring materials: markers, crayons or coloring pencils
To make your angel craft start by printing out the template. I’ve printed mine onto normal white printer paper but if you want to use yours as a decoration or you’d like to make an angel for the top of the Christmas tree then cardstock is a much better option as it’s more sturdy.
Once you’ve printed it out the next step is coloring. You only need to color in one hair style and you can choose if you’d like to color in one accessory, both or neither.
Next cut out all the pieces using scissors. If you are making a tree topper you will also need to cut out the strip for this at the bottom of the page.
If you want to turn this into an angel ornament then cut out the centre of the halo so that you can put a loop of string through it.
Glue the head onto your angel’s body and glue their hair onto this. Glue their halo onto the top of their head.
If you are using a dress decoration then stick this on now too.
Turn your paper angel over and glue the cut out wings onto the back of their body.
Your angel is now complete but if you want to turn it into a Christmas tree topper the tape the strip of paper from the bottom of the printable and using glue or tape make a loop from it.
Stick this onto your angel and it’s ready to use. I used double sided tape for this as it tends to hold a bit better than normal glue and as I wanted my angel’s to be able to stand up I stuck my paper loop to the bottom of my angel.
You can use them as decorations this way too but you will find they are much more sturdy if you’ve used cardstock.
More Free Printable Christmas Crafts
As everyone knows, Christmas can be a crazy expensive time of year so we always do our best to make sure that you can have the best time possible with your kids without spending a ton of money thanks to our free printables.
We have loads of things that you can make at home of in a classroom or preschool from gift tags to cards and coloring sheets but the three below are some of my favorites right now.
This 3D nativity scene craft is an absolute must to make in the festive season and I love the look of a nativity scene on a mantlepiece at home too.
You can color in your design and then cut and glue to make the scene three dimensional.
This snowman card craft template has three different designs and is one that my daughter really enjoyed making too.
Its 3D design means it will really stand out from the crowd as well as coloring in the designs we’ve shared there’s also one where you can design your own snowman.
Finally our printable Christmas notes with their cute elf design are a great way to wish a Merry Christmas to friends and family, use as a decoration or write a note to Santa and there’s 12 different designs that you can choose from.
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- Glue or double sided tape
- Coloring materials markers, crayons or coloring pencils
- Angel craft template printed onto cardstock or paper
- Print the PDF on to paper or cardstock and color it in.
- Using scissors cut out all the pieces, including the strip if you will be making a Christmas tree topper.
- Glue the head onto the body and then add the angel's hair and halo. If you want to you can add a star or heart to your angel's dress.
- Turn your angel over and stick the wings to the back.
- If you wish to use this printable to make a Christmas tree topper, use the paper strip and glue this to make it into a loop before sticking it to the back of your angel craft.