Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Angel Decoration - made from a cereal box

What do you get if you mix an empty cereal box with an old Christmas bauble?  A beautiful angel of course!


I set out thinking we'd make just one of these, but Minnie loved making them so much that we currently have two angels in our living room & another (waiting for her wings to dry) in the kitchen!

To make them we used:
A Christmas bauble
Cereal box
Recycled gift wrap
PVA glue
Double sided tape
A dinner plate
Scissors & a pen

We started by opening the cerealbox out, & Minnie drew around half a dinner plate to create a large semicircle.


Once cut out, she folded the semicircle round into a cone & sealed with double sided tape.


 To make a hole for the bauble to sit in we simply cut across the top of the cone, & then placed the bauble in.



We used some of our saved Christmas gift wrap from last year which Minnie ripped into small pieces (so much fun!) & attached it to the cone using PVA glue. (If you don't have any wrap, magazines would make a great alternative.) Minnie decorated the angel (in a papier mâché style) & once completely covered we set the angel aside to dry.


To make her wings I drew a rough wing shape onto the remaining cereal packet & Minnie attached the gift wrap as before, covering both sides.


When dry we fixed our angels wings using double sided tape.


A pipe cleaner halo completed our angel & she was ready to fly!


I wonder if she'll make it to the top of our Christmas tree, or be used as a table decoration, or perhaps be played with around the house. Hmmm, I suspect the latter! ;-)


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