Making a doily angel will create magical Christmas memories for the little ones.
What You'll Need:
2 pieces white felt, 9x12 inches each
Low-temperature glue gun
White paper doilies: one 12 inch, one 8 inch
2-inch hard-pressed foam ball
Acrylic paint: beige, pink
Mini curl blond hair
Black permanent felt-tip marker
Gold tinsel chenille stem
12-inch length light blue picot satin ribbon, 3/8 inch wide
*Note: Adult help is needed.
Create a pattern like the one below to cut an angel dress out of white felt. Roll the felt dress into a cone shape, overlapping the straight sides two inches on the bottom of the dress and 1/2 inch at the neckline. Glue the overlapped edges together.
Cut the 12-inch doily in half; discard the other half. Trace just the neckline of the dress pattern on the doily. Trim away the doily above the neckline. Wrap the doily around the felt dress, overlapping the straight edges at the back. Glue in place. Use a few drops of glue to attach the doily to the felt dress at the back.
Use an angel wing pattern like the one below to cut an angel wing out of white felt. Roll the felt wing into a cone shape, overlapping the straight edges one inch at the bottom of the wing and tapering to a point at the top. Glue in place. Cut the 8-inch doily in half; set the other half aside.
Wrap the doily around the wing, overlapping the straight edges at the side seam; glue. Use a few drops of glue to attach the doily to the felt wing at the side seam. Apply glue to the side seam of the wing and place it at the side of the dress. The top point of the wing should be even with the dress neckline. Repeat with the second wing.
To make the angel's head, lightly sand the foam ball. Paint the ball with two coats of beige; let dry. Using the glue gun, apply glue to the neckline of the dress and place the head into the glue.
For hair, apply craft glue to the top, sides, and back of the head. Gently fluff the mini curl hair, and place it into the glue, slightly overlapping the curls. Spot-glue and add more hair as needed. Paint the angel's cheeks pink; let dry. Use the marker to draw the eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth.
For the halo, make a 2-inch-diameter circle in the middle of the tinsel chenille stem. Twist the ends together. Add craft glue to the twisted ends, and insert into back top of the angel's head. Tie the ribbon into a bow, and glue to the center front of the neckline.
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