My son had a great time going to the local plant nursery today to choose a real Christmas tree. Once home and in the pot, the next challenge was to decorate it. There are some great Christmas decoration ideas
on MyKidCraft and inspired by the decorative angel
that Sarah Bell created, we decided to make a paper plate angel to sit on the top of our tree.
Our tree may no longer have the co-ordinated designer look pre children but it certainly has personality.
With a little help to construct the angel, my son was able to do all the decoration and is very proud of his paper plate angel.
If you are making these with a large group of children, you could make the angel parts in advance and then lay out the glue and decorations for the kids to get stuck into. This would mean no hanging around waiting for an adult to help.
: 15 minutes
: Under 5's, 5-10's
For younger children, you will need to do the cutting and construction but they will have lots of fun decorating.
Cut in half
Fold one half into a cone and tape closed
Use the other half to create two wings
We used stars, sequins and cotton wool but you could easily paint or draw decorations with crayons
Glitter was a must for our angel
Outside of the festive Christmas season you could adapt this and make a fairy instead.
#5 to 10s
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