This super easy Christmas Angel Tree Topper/Standup Decoration is about the story of the angel Gabriel announcing the birth of Jesus. It will help kids remember that Jesus is the promised Messiah and His birth was announced by a very special messenger.
Bible Text: Luke 1:26-38
Note: This craft is also available as a downloadable PDF.
- Paper plate (1 per student)
- Construction paper
- Bathroom Tissue Roller (1 per student)
Teacher Preparation: Pre-cut construction paper circles approximately 3 to 4 inches in diameter. For very young students you can pre trace and cut handprints for the wings. Older students may be able to quickly do this step in class.
Step 1. Give children a paper plate and instruct them to color one side one color and the other side another color. Guide learners in folding the paper plate to create a point at the top, the bottom will create the angel’s gown. Glue or tape the folds down to hold in place (see image).
Step 2. Give kids the construction paper circle and instruct them to draw the angel’s face. Glue the circle to the top of the angel’s gown (see image).
Step 3. Give children cut-out handprints, or guide students in tracing and cutting handprints. Glue the handprints to the back of the angel’s gown to create wings. Secure the cardboard roller to the very bottom of the back of the angel’s gown with glue, a staple or tape (see image).
Step 4. If not being used as a tree topper, this decoration will also stand up on flat surfaces to serve as a stand-up Christmas decoration (see image).
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