Tinker paper angel – instructions for an angel made of paper

Christmas is around the corner and people like to make small ones Gifts for loved ones. Or do you still need a Christmas decoration for your cozy home to embellish window sills, shelves or the table for the coming festive season? Even the messengers of heaven with their delicate wings should not be missing.

We have created free instructions for you and your little ones for an angel made of paper, according to which you can make a paper angel in just a few steps. Our small heavenly messengers are also suitable as an extension for your Christmas tree decorations or as a gift tag for the colorfully packaged small and large Christmas packages. The magical paper angels are also used as window decorations, for example for the children’s room, and thus decorate the entire living environment. We explain in our step-by-step instructions how you do it all uncomplicated, who can make paper angels.

Make paper angels

Paper Angel – Variant 1

With this craft idea you can fold an angel out of paper in just a few steps. You only need a few craft materials for this.

required materials:

  • a colored sheet of paper in A4 format, 80g / m 2 or Christmas pattern paper
  • a few wooden beads in different sizes, possibly also colored
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • Craft glue or hot glue
  • some yarn or a wool thread
  • Needle for threading the wooden beads
  • bonefolder

Step 1: First, take a colorful sheet of A4 paper and divide it in two. You can use scissors or fold the sheet from one side to the other several times and then tear the two sheets apart.

Tip: To split an A4 sheet into two parts even faster, you can also use a paper cutter, if available.

Step 2: Place a piece of red paper upright in front of you and start folding it from the bottom in a fan shape. For the first folding, put on the ruler and measure 1 cm for the first folding process. Fold the entire paper like this. Use the folder or a similar object to finally fold your fan folds again.

Tip: Of course, you can also set the fold size individually and choose it larger or smaller accordingly. Thus, the appearance of your paper angel changes again.

Step 3: Repeat the second step from the second piece of red paper.

Step 4: Now measure from a folded 6 cm section from the outside to the middle. Now fold the measured piece to the middle of the fan piece. This is how the first wing of your paper angel was created. Here too, fold your fold with the folder.

Step 5: Repeat step four on the other fan section. Now the second angel wing made of paper is finished.

Step 6: Now glue the wings from steps four and five to the body with some hot glue.

Step 7: In this step, apply a little hot glue to the long side of a fan piece, carefully place a piece of wool thread or other thread on it and then glue the second part of the fan onto it. Please glue the individual components together very quickly, because the hot glue hardens quickly and quickly.

Tip: When using hot glue, please attach it to your thread finger Pay attention and do not get to the hot glue, there is a risk of burns. And if you are tinkering with children, it is better to use craft glue or craft glue.

Step 8: Now thread a needle onto the wool thread and put the wooden beads on it, first a smaller, colored one and then the larger one that forms the head and as a third ball another small, colored wooden bead.

Tip: If you tinker with smaller children, please supervise here or take this step yourself, as pointed objects such as needles pose a risk of injury again and small parts such as pearls and the like could be swallowed.

Step 9: Finally knot the wool thread into a hanging loop and, if possible, "hide" the knot in the third wooden bead.

And schwupps is your first angel made out of paper and can be used as a decoration or gift tag.

Paper Angel – Variant 2

This craft idea is a small modification to variant 1, but is identical to the previous craft idea in terms of the folding technique.

required materials:

  • two sheets in A4 format, 80g / m 2, one in white and one in color, we used yellow or Christmas pattern paper can also be used
  • a medium-sized wooden bead and small, white seed beads (glass beads) or plastic beads
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • Craft glue or hot glue
  • some yarn or a wool thread
  • Needle for threading the wooden beads
  • bonefolder

Step 1: Divide the two A4 sheets back into two halves. Use scissors for this or tear the two sheets apart after folding the paper several times.

Tip: Use a paper cutting machine here to split the sheets, if you have such a machine at hand.

Step 2: Fold up a colored sheet of paper as a fan. You can set the fold size individually or choose as in the first variant. We measured the fold size of paper angel number two again with a centimeter.

Step 3: Fold half of the yellow compartments that we have created. Fold in again a little with the folder. Now cut the side ends diagonally with scissors, so the fan ends show a pointed and beveled course.

Tip: When cutting the outer edges at an angle, first cut an angle on the folded fan open with scissors and then use this angle as a measure for the second cut by bending it down onto the not yet chamfered side of the fan. Sometimes cutting the folded fan at an angle can be a little difficult, so you’d better split it into two cuts.

Step 4: Fold the white, half piece of paper again as in step two of the second paper angel variant and then cut off the outside with the scissors at an angle.

Step 5: Now glue the yellow fan together in the middle with some hot glue.

Step 6: Use a needle to pierce a hole in the middle of the yellow fan, where you just glued it together. Do the same with the white fan. Then thread both compartments with a needle and thread and attach a double knot to the end of the thread.

Step 7: Now glue part of the white fan to the yellow fan piece. Then fan the folds of the white fan slightly upwards.

Step 8: Now thread a small white pearl onto the needle and thread, then the medium-sized wooden pearl and finally another small white pearl.

Step 9: Now shape the remaining wool thread into a loop and knot the thread at the head of the paper angel.

And this little paper angel is ready in no time and is just waiting to be given away or decorated by you!

We wish you and your little ones a lot of fun making and giving away a variety of heavenly paper angels.


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