15 minute Craft planner
You will need:
Wooden pegs – enough for one per child
Cotton wool pads – enough for two per child
Hole punch reinforcement stickers
Optional – silver and gold sequins
Colouring pencils and/or felt-tip pens
How to prepare:
Before the session follow the instructions to make an example ‘peg angel’ so the children can see what they are making.
How to make:
1. Cut one of the cotton pads in half. Cut a ‘pie shape’ out of the second pad, as shown in the picture.
2. Stick two reinforcement stickers to the cotton wool ‘pie shape’ as shown.
3. Use a glue stick to stick the ‘pie shape’ to the peg as shown in the picture. The reinforcement stickers should be behind the cotton wool.
4. Arrange the two halves of the cotton pad so that they look like wings. Place the small piece of tinsel on top of the ‘wings’. You may want to glue the pads and the tinsel together to hold them in place.
5. Turn the peg over so the angel is face down. Keeping the peg flat on the table press down on the bottom of the peg to open the ‘pincer part’ or ask someone to hold the peg open for you.
6. Holding the ‘wings’ and tinsel together carefully, slide them into the pincer part of the peg. Slide the elastic band into the notch at the top of the peg. Close the peg again so that it grips the band, the wings and the tinsel.
7. Stick a third reinforcement sticker to a remaining piece of cotton pad cut around the sticker. Turn the cotton pad circle over so that the reinforcement sticker is on the bottom. Stick a forth reinforcement sticker just behind the circle to look like a halo. Carefully draw a face on the pad.
8. Decorate the rim of the angel’s robe with a row of sequins.
9. If you have time, use the felt-tip pens to decorate the back of your peg. Your peg angel is now ready to hang on a Christmas tree.
Alongside this craft teach the Bible story...