• 1 paper plate
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • markers
  • construction paper (colors of your choice for face and hair)
  • markers
  • ribbon, pipecleaner, or ric rac (any color that would be good for a halo)
  • glue

My Lyla is obsessed with making paper crafts right now!  I’m not kidding.  Look what she did to our hallway the other day while I was in the kitchen…

I love them.  They make me smile!  Those snowballs and snowflakes will be staying up through Christmas… or until little sister, Cora, tears them down!  And yes, it’s winter, but that’s her favorite dress that she’s been wearing for the last year and a half and her “I want to wear my hair straight like Rapunzel” hairdo.   Anyhow!  From snowflakes to baby Jesus to who knows what’s next!  She asked me to help her draw an angel to cut out the other day and I wanted some inspiration so I googled it and saw lots of paper plate angels.  This didn’t come from any one source.  We just kinda made it up as we went along.  She loved it!  This would make a fun Christmas decoration or maybe a sweet handmade gift to give grandparents, put on top of a present instead of a bow, or even top a little tree!

And don’t forget about all our other Christmas crafts and gift ideas!

{Hand, Foot, and Fingerprint Christmas Crafts}   {Cookies in a Jar}  {Easy Gingerbread Houses}  {Advent Countdown Candle}


First, cut your paper plate in half.  Then cut one of the halves to look however you would like your angel wings to be shaped.

We tried a few different versions…

Next, wrap the other half into a cone and staple it together.  Then, staple the wings on the back.

After that, make your angel hair and face however you’d like.  We did it like this…

Add a halo to her head either with a pipecleaner, ribbon, or ric rac.

Glue the head on the top of the cone and you have your angel!  You could draw or attach arms, but we kept it simple!

Wishing you all the best this Christmas!