Making angels with the kids at Christmas time was always a treat.  Our other holiday crafts were fun and cute, but there was always something special about making sweet angel crafts with kids.

I loved making them with my own kids, and as a Sunday School Teacher, I would get so excited when Christmas rolled around, and I could start planning the angel crafts for my preschoolers. 

Paper plate angels are so popular with the little ones and adults too; I think it’s because they are simple and easy for the kids to make and use very little special materials.

You are going to be amazed at all of the different types of fun and free angel projects that we’ve found for you. We’ve included MANY paper plate angel crafts for kids, along with many other angel projects for preschoolers and young children to make.

Paper Plate Angels

Let’s begin with the paper plate angel projects!  I know many of you are here looking for those specifically.

One of my favorites that you’ll find below is the Handprint Winged Paper Plate Angel tutorial. It includes the trusty paper plate, but it is also a handprint craft that uses the child’s handprint as the angel’s wings.  

Parents and grandparents love to receive artwork with the little handprints of their tiny tots. Handprint crafts are so special; over time, they become pieces of memorabilia showing how the kids have grown.  

My kids have handprint ornaments that we hang on the tree each year, and every time they get them out of the holiday storage boxes, they press their large hands against the little print, amazed that they were once that small.

I love to watch them do that; it brings back such beautiful memories of them as toddlers and preschoolers, a time that seems like forever-and-a-day ago.

Another paper plate angel that I’d like to highlight for you is the Paper Plate Angel from Red Ted Art. It will guide you through basic steps to make a 3D paper plate angel that needs no glue or stapling!

This cute paper plate angel can also double as a tree topper!

Angel Craft Ornaments For Kids

We have some super-quick and easy angel ornaments that make lovely decorations for your tree, as well as wonderful Christmas gifts for those special people in your child’s life!

In our annual family ornament exchange last year, my Italian brother-in-law made their family swap ornaments out of pasta!  It was so unique; I had never seen anything like it before.

He made it extra special by having the angel holding a penny with year he exchanged that ornament. So very creative!

The Pasta Angel Craft from Toys in the Dryer is very similar to the ornament I have from my sister and brother-in-law, and you could easily add his penny idea to this one.  

Those mini clay plant pots make adorable angel crafts for kids. These are the perfect size for tree ornaments and would be a great craft for upper elementary kids to make.

Check out the Clay Pot Angels from Craft Bits to see these painted clay pot ornaments. Be sure to buy your pots from your local dollar store to keep the costs to a bare minimum!

As a side note, the mini clay pots also make great holiday bell ornaments.  We have one of those on our tree, too!  Some paint, ribbon and an optional jingle bell are all it takes!

Creative and Surprising Angel Crafts for Kids

OK, the pasta angel was very creative and a surprising way to make an angel craft for kids.  But that is by far not the only one you’ll find here.

Scroll down to the Singing Angels project from Ruffles and Rain Boots. The creative angel craft uses painted rocks!  I was taken pleasantly by surprise when I came across this free angel craft for kids!

Rocks and feathers; who wouldn’t love to make this cute singing angel craft? I know I’d love it and so would my young nieces and nephews!  Painting rocks is so fun!

There are many other very creative angel crafts for kids on this page. You’ll find angels made from plastic and wooden spoons, coffee filter angels, angels from decorative cupcake liners, beautiful fan-folded angels, and much much more!

Sit down with your own sweet angel and choose an angel project for kids to make.  They are all wonderful!  You can’t go wrong!

PS.  If you are interesting in making some angel crafts yourself, we have a page devoted to angel crafts for adults.  Check it out!


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A is for Angel

This A is for Angel Craft is a great Christmas craft for preschoolers learning their letters. The Resourceful Mama

Angel Handprint Craft

Angel Handprint Craft

An angel handprint craft is a simple craft for kids to make during the holiday season. It can be used as a tree ornmanet. Mombrite

Angel Tree Topper

Angel Tree Topper

With a toilet roll and a few supplies, kids can make an angel as an ornament or a tree topper with these free instructions. Red Ted Art

Cardboard Tube Angel

Cardboard Tube Angel

For Christmas, kids can make this adorable angel with recycled craft stuff. Crafts by Amanda

Clay Pot Angels

Clay Pot Angels

Kids can make some clay pot angels with mini clay pots from the Dollar Store along with paint, wiggle eyes, ribbon and chenille stems. Craft Bits

Clothespin Angel Craft

This angel craft is super quick and easy for preschool and kindergarten kids to make. Pre-K Pages

Clothespin Doily Angel

Clothespin Doily Angel

With just a few supplies, kids can make this easy clothespin doily angel with these instructions. Oh My Creative

Coffee Filter Angel

With this tutorial, the kids can make a cute coffee filter angel as a tree topper. Kids Friendly Things to Do

Coffee Filter Angel Ornament

Coffee Filter Angel Ornament

Aren’t these angel ornaments cute? With a little supervision, kids can make some angelic ornaments. Darcy and Brian

Cupcake Liner Angel Craft

These are fun angels made out of cupcake liners, markers, pipe cleaners, and paper. Crafty Morning

Easy Paper Plate Angel Craft

Make some pretty little angels for a Christmas craft with your kids! Crafty Morning

Feather & Pipe Cleaner Angels

Kids love feathers! They can make these fun feather and pipe cleaner angels with this free tutorial. Powerful Mothering

Fingerprint Angel

Make some cute angels with your kid's fingerprints. Crafty Morning

Handprint Winged Paper Plate Angels

A cute little angel project you can do with your little ones. Our Potluck Family

Heart Angel

Cute angel make from construction paper and craft sticks. DLTK's Sites Growing Together

Paper Angel

Kids will have fun making this angel craft using a toilet paper roll, paper plate and a few basic supplies. Mommy's Bundle

Paper Angel Ornament

Paper Angel Ornament

Kids will love making these super cute and easy paper angel ornaments. Red Ted Art

Paper Angel Printable

Paper Angel Printable

All you need are four simple steps to make a printable 3D Paper Angel! Red Ted Art

Paper Bag Angel Craft

Make an angel with a paper bag and doily. I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Christmas Angel Ornament

Paper Christmas Angel Ornament

This paper angel ornament is a fun and easy activity for the kids. Craft Bits

Paper Plate Angel

Paper Plate Angel

Learn how to make an angel out of a paper plate with this free tutorial. Red Ted Art

Paper Plate Angel Craft

This paper plate angel is super simple to make and has movable wings which is loads of fun for little hands! Kids Craft Room

Paper Plate Angel Craft

Paper Plate Angel Craft

This pretty paper plate angel is a fun kid’s craft for Christmas. Free instructions. Crafts by Amanda

Pasta Angel Craft

Kids will have fun making cute angel crafts using pasta and paint. Toys in the Dryer

Pasta Angel Ornament

Pasta Angel Ornament

How to make an adorable pasta angel. Get the kids involved with this fun Christmas craft. The Keele Deal

Pinecone Angel Ornament

Pinecone Angel Ornament

Take the kids on an adventure gathering pinecones. Then with a few craft supplies show them how to make pinecone angel ornaments for the tree. Mombrite

Plastic Spoon Angel

Make an angel with a plastic spoon and paper. Krokotak

Simple Angel Craft

Kids can make this simple angel with a paper cup, doily and a few basic supplies. I Heart Crafty Things

Singing Angels

Singing Angels

Kids will have fun making these cute singing angels by painting rocks. Ruffles and Rain Boots

Singing Paper Plate Angel

This angel paper plate Christmas craft for kids is not just easy for kids of all ages, but it is also inexpensive and adorable. Meaningful Mama

Wooden Spool Angel

Make an angel with a wooden spool and doilies. I Heart Crafty Things

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