How to make paper angels + paper angel template

Are you looking for an easy DIY tutorial on how to make paper angels? We have exactly that - plus a free paper angel template that will make the whole process easy-breezy! So make your Christmas a little more magical with these heavenly pretty angels. I couldn't think of a better Christmas-themed craft for this time of year than these ethereal little angels.
How to make paper angels

Paper crafts tend to be my go-to when I'm looking to keep the kids engaged in a creative activity that doesn't require too many supplies or make too much mess. 

We all have paper for crafts at home, especially if you have little ones around, so this DIY makes for a quick-and-easy crafting session (not to mention budget-friendly!)

How to make paper angels with paper angel template

Do you want more angel craft ideas? Check out our angel ornament made with yarn, our clay angel and this adorable paper plate angel.

How to Make Paper Angels

Paper Angel Craft Supplies:

  • Paper Cone Angel Template
  • Cardstock - in your chosen colours
  • Silver shiny pipe cleaners
  • Blue marker
  • Clear tape
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors

Paper Angel Craft Instructions:

STEP 1: Gather paper angel craft supplies

Begin by taking the free printable angel template below and printing it out. Then, cut out the shapes on the template and choose which colour cardstock you would like to use for your angel craft. 

paper angel craft supplies

STEP 2: Trace paper angel template

Using a pencil, trace the pieces from the angel template on the cardstock you've chosen to work with.

paper angel template

STEP 3: Make paper angel shape

Take the large cutout shape and wrap it around itself, forming a cone shape. Secure this with tape. This will create the angels body. 

paper angel craft

STEP 4: Add angel wings

Next, using tape, attach the angels wings along the cone seam.

How to make an angel

Now it's just a matter of adding the details to make these otherworldly angels come to life! Take a marker and draw an open mouth and add some lines to represent eyes.

How to make paper angels

STEP 5: Make a halo

Cut the pipe cleaner in half and wrap one half into a circle shape. Use the second half of the pipe cleaner to secure the circle shape and then tape it to the back of the angels head. This will create the angels halo. (see images below)

How to make an angel craft

Paper angel craft

Your paper angels are now ready to go! Why not go one step further and decorate your paper angels using markers or by adding sequins and glitter. 

How to make paper angels
How to make an angel craft for kids


To download this paper angel template for free click on the link below and use the discount code:angel. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

paper angel template

Kids will love to put together this adorable little paper angel craft. We hope you enjoy learning how to make paper angels and have fun hanging them up all around the house in the run up to Christmas.

How to make paper angels. Easy paper angel craft for kids with paper angel template.

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