Handprint Angel Craft

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A simple handprint angel craft kids will love to create during the Christmas season this year. They make a great keepsake, too!

Angels are a beautiful representation of Christmas and everything about the holiday season. Use your child’s handprints to celebrate the joyful season using this easy Christmas craft. Handprint crafts are some of our favorites, so this one was tons of fun. Continue reading to see how simple this activity is to complete with your little ones this winter.

Supplies Needed for a Handprint Angel Craft

All you need for this craft are a few cheap supplies. You can find everything you need at the craft store or online. You will be able to use these materials for tons of art projects in the future as well!

  • White cardstock
  • kraft paper
  • FREE Angel Template
  • Gold glitter pipe cleaner
  • black Sharpie
  • pink paint pen
  • glitter (white or silver glitter works best)
  • white Elmer’s glue (or clear)

Kraft paper is a roll of thinner brown paper used for wrapping, bulletin boards, and more. If you don’t want to purchase a roll of it, you can easily use construction paper, or cardstock in its place. I just like the skin coloring of this particular paper. Use any paper in any skin tone for this craft.

How to Make a Handprint Angel Craft

There are only a few steps to make this craft; it’s pretty easy. To create this simple craft, follow these step-by-step directions.

  1. Cut out your angel template pieces. You will need your child’s handprints on white paper as well.
  2. Add lines of glue on the handprints and sprinkle them with glitter. Shake off the excess and let it dry completely.
  3. Glue the handprints behind the triangle piece to look like angel wings. Face the thumbs at the top and the pink fingers at the bottom.
  4. Cut out your circle headpieces and draw on a face. Make a smiling face or a singing face, up to you!
  5. Add pink cheeks using your paint pen.
  6. Glue on a gold pipe cleaner halo on top of the angel.

HOW TO HANDPRINT ANGEL VIDEO

When finished, the angels will look amazing displayed on the windows, doors, or bulletin boards! Kids will enjoy seeing their hard work up on the walls. If you are in a classroom it will create a nice sense of community among the kids as they identify which one is theirs.

Feel free to add hair to your angel if you wish to transform them into a little girl or boy. Just use brown, black, yellow, or orange construction paper or yarn.

Instead of using a triangle for the angel’s body, use your child’s footprint. Now you have a footprint angel craft to hang onto both their handprints and footprints.

If you don’t want to cut out their hand prints, you can also use paint to make this craft. Just place their paint handprints on paper and then complete the craft as normal.

Sweet Books About Angels for Kids

Pair your angel craft with a sweet story about angels. It will make your paper angel even more special. These are some amazing stories about angels, the Christmas story, and much more. Check out some of these titles:

  • Guardian Angels by Alisa Clark
  • God Gave us Angels by Lisa Tawn Bergren
  • Angel Messages by Julia Ryan
  • Angels All Around Us by Christopher Paul Carter
  • Angels, Angels Everywhere by Tomie DePaola
  • The Christmas Angel by Hans Wilhelm

Kids will enjoy these angel books as they make their own beautiful angel crafts. Read one or all of them before, during, and after the activity.

Ways to Use Your Christmas Angels

Instead of hanging your child’s artwork up for a few months and then tucking it away in a keepsake box, use some of these ideas to repurpose them.

  • Use these crafts to create angel Christmas cards for the holidays.
  • Paste them onto large wrapping paper to make decorations for gifts.
  • Use these simple crafts at art fairs and festivals around the holidays.
  • Glue them to craft sticks to make them into puppets in a puppet theater.
  • Glue them onto toilet paper rolls to make them stand up as table decorations for Christmas dinner.
  • Add a toilet paper angel craft to the top of the tree as a tree topper.

While I don’t have any other angel craft ideas at this time, I have tons of other Christmas activity ideas for you and your kids. Check them out here:

Handprint Angel Craft

Author Katie
Make a handprint angel craft for the Christmas holidays this year.

Supplies

  • White cardstock
  • kraft paper
  • Angel Template
  • Gold glitter pipe cleaner
  • black Sharpie
  • pink paint pen
  • glitter (white or silver glitter works best)
  • white Elmer's glue (or clear)

Instructions

  • Cut out your angel template pieces. You will need your child’s handprints on white paper as well.
  • Add lines of glue on the handprints and sprinkle them with glitter. Shake off the excess and let it dry completely.
  • Glue the handprints behind the triangle piece to look like angel wings. Face the thumbs at the top and the pink fingers at the bottom.
  • Cut out your circle headpieces and draw on a face. Make a smiling face or a singing face, up to you!
  • Add pink cheeks using your paint pen.
  • Glue on a gold pipe cleaner halo on top of the angel.

Video

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