Angel crafts are a fun project to do at Christmas time. They can be great props to use in decorating and for retelling the story of Christ’s birth.
“While Joseph was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord
came to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, the baby that Mary will have
is from the Holy Spirit. Go ahead and marry her”.”
We enjoy making angels from all sorts of different supplies and recyclables such as doilies, paper, beads and pipe cleaners, toilet paper rolls, etc. One fun angel craft we made that was good for all ages was angels made from foam cut outs.
Start with foam sheets of the color you want your angel. You can purchase pre-cut angel shapes, or cut out your own by tracing the shape onto the foam sheet and then cutting along the outline that you drew. This is a lot of fun for the kids.
Then using just markers and stickers (or get fancy with paint, glitter, and jewels or lace etc. if you want), let the kids design their own angels.
It is so easy to do and they can create beautiful little angels to display on your tree, or make a garland to hang on a wall, or use them to decorate gifts or cards.
You can also flip them over and write an encouraging verse from the bible on the back too.
I really enjoy seeing the different designs and creations each of my children make.
There are many verses to share that involve angels, but one that stood out to me when writing this post was how God will use angels at the end of time. The bible says the angels will seperate people. I hadn’t thought about the angels role at the end of time beyond blowing trumpets, and reading scrolls, and making announcements of Christ’s return. I know there are guardian angels, and angels who are messangers, and angels who disperse plagues etc. But I handn’t really spent time talking and teaching about the different roles of angels. Now I want to include learning about this with my kids. I am on the lookout for a unit study on angels that we can do and learn more about them.
“That’s how it will be at the end of time. Angels will come
and separate the evil people from the ones who have done right.”