This week I am certainly enjoying my time off. It’s allowing me to not only spend time with the kids but to CRAFT with them as well! Then can get a little bit bored with the no work and no school thing (ironic, right?) so I like to fill the hours with fun stuff too. And earlier this week Facebook popped up with a craft we did years ago, Clothespin Christmas Angels, and I thought..YES! PERFECT! Let’s do that one again! And it was so cute, I wanted to go back and share it with you in hopes that you have time to make this one before the season is over.
So this craft is super easy. A child from almost any age can paint and parents can do the glue gun, making this one a true partnership. It also takes minutes to really accomplish and other than some drying time with the paint, you can easily have a tree full of angels in under an hour. I am supposed to be on vacation (shhhhhhhhh) so I wanted to go ahead and publish this really quick!
- Clothespins (doll kind with heads)
- Snowflakes (We picked ours up at Hobby Lobby. I got 24 of them for $4.99)
- gold pipe cleaners
- marker or black paint (paint is shown in ours)
- First you need to paint your clothespins. We chose white and light blue paint to give it an angel feel. I like washable paint because it can be very messy to paint all sides of a clothespin.
- Once your clothespins are dry, you will need to fashion a halo. (second picture). First create a circle with your pipe cleaner and secure. Then wrap the stem of the pipe cleaner around the head of the angel, twist, and cut off the excess.
- Hot glue the angel onto the wings (snowflake)
- Add an ornament hanger and done!
Christmas Crafting– other Christmas crafts you may enjoy here on MomDot!
- DIY Photo Coasters – Create these coasters as a 5 minute way to gift to friends and family in a perfect gift that will never be returned
- Snowglobe Mason Jar Lids– Giving the gift of a mason jar this year? Up the cute by making the lid into a no-water snow globe
- Waterless Terrarium Globes– So easy to make and with a variety of ways, you can gift a personalized “snow globe” easily from a terrarium bulb and a candle holder
- Little Drummer Boy Clothespin ornaments– one of my very favorite projects, whip up a 12 pack of Drummer boys (or soldiers!) to hand on the tree
- Curly Ribbon Ornament– hands down one of the easiest and less time-consuming crafts you can do this season, have an impact on your tree by decorating the ends with curly ribbon. I show you how!
- Cinnamon Stick Star – I love how they smell, do you? Use your left over cinnamon sticks to create stand out stars with an organic and lovely look on the tree
- Reason for the Season – Not necessarily for kids, but if you celebrate the “reason for the season” like we do, here is where you can find nails to symbolize Christ dying on the cross so you have one special ornament that you hang with care every year.
- Photo Tags: Need a way to easily identify presents this year or have a young child that cant read? This is what I used to make this process fast!
- Hanging Metal Frame – great as an ornament on the tree or simply on the wall
- Christmas Clock: Create a customized clock to give as a gift
- Santa Paws dog treat holder: Keep your dog treats front and center this year for your furry friend in this adorable holder
Want to see more of my Christmas crafts as well as other bloggers? I have a great Pinterest collection here!
If its out of the holiday season, you can still prep by grabbing the items on Amazon and getting started!