A climbing angel
15 minute Craft planner
You will need:
An angel template (see Printables)
Cereal-box card or equivalent (paper plates could be used instead)
String cut to 1.5 m lengths
A drinking straw
Colouring pencils and/or felt-tip pens
How to prepare:
Print or photocopy sufficient templates for one per child. You may want to cut out the templates for the younger children in your group. Follow the instructions to make a sample climbing angel so the children know what they are making.
How to make:
1. Colour in and stick the template to the card. Cut out your cardboard angel.
2. Cut the drinking straw into 3 cm lengths.
3. Turn the angel over and use sticky tape to secure two pieces of straw to the tips of the angel's wing. Wrap the sticky tape over the top of the wings to make sure the pieces of straw are held in place. Thread the string through the straws as shown in the picture. Wrap masking tape around the ends of the string.
4. Hook the string over a door handle and gently pull first on one end of the string and then on the other. As you pull with one hand allow the other hand to move up with the string. As you repeat this your angel will climb to the top of the string.
You could stick the paper ladder (see ladder template in the Printables) to the door to make it look like the angel is climbing the ladder.
Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...