Making Christmas ornaments with kids can be difficult. This angel craft is super quick and easy for preschool and kindergarten kids to make at home or in a faith-based school setting.
With very little teacher prep and using materials you probably have on hand, these homemade ornaments will look absolutely adorable on the Christmas tree!
Christmas Angel Ornament Craft
This is a clothespin angel ornament I remember making when I was in preschool many years ago. Kid made ornaments are the best because they are treasured for years to come by all parents and families.
While they’re fun to make, crafting with kids can be challenging so it’s always best to have helpers or parent volunteers in the classroom during this time.
Easy Christmas crafts for your preschoolers like this one are always great activities to have your kids engage in around the holiday season!
Angel Ornament Craft Supplies
To make the clothespin angel ornament with a coffee filter you will need the following supplies:
- Round, white coffee filters (Dollar Store)
- Spring-loaded clothespins (Dollar Store)
- Gold glitter glue
- Gold chenille stems
- Permanent marker
You may be able to find all of the supplies above at the dollar store depending on where you shop.
How to Make an Angel Ornament
Start by giving each child one coffee filter. Invite the children to use the gold glitter glue to decorate their coffee filters, and then leave the coffee filters out overnight so the glitter glue can dry.
Next, wrap the gold chenille stem around the inside top of the clothespin making sure that it can still open and close easily. You may need to cut the stem down a bit so the halo isn’t too big.
Then, make a loop at the top of the chenille stem and twist the ends to create a halo. After you have created the halo, have kids pinch the coffee filter in the middle and place it inside the clip end of the clothespin. Fluff out the ends of the coffee filter to create the wings.
Now you can bend the halo down so it sits above the angel’s head.
Finally, invite kids to draw a face on their clothespin with the permanent marker. You could have kids add the face first if you prefer.
If you’re making your angel ornaments in a classroom you may want to write each student’s name on the back of the clothespin with your permanent marker to avoid confusion.
You could also glue small pictures of the children’s faces to the clothespin but some people have expressed concern over the mixed message this might send- use your best judgement.