Angel Ornament

Lesson #12187

If you would like a heavenly project, try making a 3-D Angel ornament!

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

This simple Angel will make a divine project to hang on a Christmas tree or decorate a table.

Students will enjoy making their own Angel that can help decorate a classroom or they can take it home to decorate the family Christmas tree.

A11281-Sizzix Bigz L Die - Angel, 3-D
Adhesive, Construction paper or cardstock, Cord or embroidery thread, Gold paper, Scissors
Adhesive, Construction paper or cardstock, Cord or embroidery thread, Gold paper, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the Angel, 3-D using cardstock or construction paper (Figure A). Decorate the Angel while it is flat.
  2. Die-cut two of the Angel wing shapes using white paper. Adhere the white wings to the front and back of the flat Angel (Figure B).
  3. Die-cut the halo using gold paper. Trim along the bottom of the halo shape. 
  4. If a hanging ornament is desired, cut a 6" length of cord or embroidery thread and place both ends on the flat Angel halo.
  5. Adhere adhesive to the gold halo shape and attach over the top of the cord, pressing firmly.
  6. Fold on the side perforation, and place adhesive on the side tab (Figure C).
  7. Curl the Angel’s body to interlock the slits on the Angel wings, bringing one side of the Angel over the glue tab and press to close (Figure D and Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

Fine Arts: Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
Achievement Standard:

  • Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

NA-VA.K-4.4 Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Cultures
Achievement Standard:
Students know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures

  • NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

Achievement Standard:

  • Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks


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