by Maggy Woodley
Creator of Red Ted Art
I adore these little paper angels! They are super quick to make and are so cute. This angel is made entirely out of paper—but you can also make the angel’s head from wooden beads and add wool or tinsel hair!
- 1 square piece of colored or patterned paper, about 6” (15 cm) square
- 1 piece of white paper, about 4 x 6” (10 x 15 cm)
- Paper scraps
- Baker’s twine, for hanging
- Gems, bows or sequins (optional)
- Glue stick
- Accordion-fold your colored paper square with approximately 1⁄4-inch (5-mm) folds. Take the rectangular white paper. I added some red stripes with a red pen to the white paper for effect, but you can leave the white paper plain, too! Fold the white paper lengthwise into accordion folds.
- Fold both accordions in half, as neatly as you can. Then, using a glue stick, glue each outermost fold of the white paper wings over the top fold of the body. Tie some baker’s twine around the central folds for hanging (and it also secures the shape a little more). Fold the innermost sides of the colored paper together and glue together to form an angel skirt.
- To make a face, you will need to cut a 11⁄4-inch (3-cm) circle in a skin-tone color, plus an extra strip of 7 x 3⁄8–inch (17.8 x 1–cm) paper in your choice of hair color. Glue the strip of paper to the top of the head. Then, fold it down behind the head on both sides. Trim to a desired length. And add your facial features with pens! Finally, glue the head to the top of the angel body and add any desired embellishments, such as gems, bows or sequins.