Last year’s handprint angel craft was a hit with my preschool families. So this year I set out to find a glittery Christmas stem that would inspire a variation of the well-received keepsake craft. I shopped with no preconceived ideas in mind, and at the first store, a gleaming peacock-inspired stem caught my eye. I knew immediately that it was “the one” for this year’s angel craft.
In my instructions, I use the colors magenta, turquoise, and pink, and “peacock-inspired Christmas stem.” But feel free to substitute any glittery stem and complementary colors for the craft.
Supplies To Collect
- peacock-inspired Christmas stem
- magenta tempera paint
- pink glitter
- white cardstock paper
- skin-toned cardstock paper
- disposable plate
- glue gun
- pencil or thin black felt pen
Making The Handprint Angel
Choose a glittery peacock-inspired Christmas stem. The stem featured in this craft is turquoise and magenta, a wonderful Dollar Store find.
Have your little learner make a magenta tempera paint handprint on white cardstock paper, and sprinkle pink glitter on the print while it is still wet.
After the handprint dries, cut it out.
Cut a cardstock circle about 2 ½ inches / 7 cm in diameter. Ask your little one to draw on eyes and a smile with a pencil or thin felt pen.
Snip two peacock feather-inspired angel wings and a headpiece from the Christmas stem.
Hot glue the wings to the back of the handprint, and the headpiece to the back of the angel face.
Then glue the head to the handprint body. Add a ribbon to hang the angel on a wall or Christmas tree. Or mount the angel on a 12-inch x 12-inch piece of paper and display.
Introducing the color words “magenta” and “turquoise” add a vocabulary component to this handprint angel craft. And early learners will embrace the glittery touches.
Related: Handcraft Angel Video Tutorial
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