Since we are in the thick of the Christmas season I have been teaching my preschool Sunday School class about the Christmas story. I am using The Jesus Storybook Bible and the book of Luke in the Bible to help the children learn all about why we celebrate Christmas.
I first told them the story of how the angel visited Mary and told her she was going to give birth to Jesus.
To go along with the story we made handprint and footprint angels with the kids pictures as the faces.
These angels are always so cute. I simply help the children trace their handprints onto yellow paper and their footprints onto white paper.
We cut them out and then the children glue or tape their handprints to the back of the footprint.
A color printout of each child’s face cut into a 2 to 2 1/2 inch circle glued to the heel of the footprint is a fun way to make the angel’s face.
Here’s Joseph’s angel from three years ago. My how he has grown.
Half of a pipe cleaner becomes a halo by making a small circle at one end and then taping the bottom to the back of the footprint.
To display the angels you can either tie a ribbon or use an ornament hook looped through the halo to hang on the tree, or use a magnet to place on the refrigerator.
We also made these cute pipe cleaner angel ornaments. I think they were a little above the preschool crowd, but the kids enjoyed helping me make them.
I used the tutorial at Fun EZ Crafts to make the angel pipe cleaner ornaments.
Have you done any angel crafts or lessons with your child?