Concertina Angel
December 21st, 2010 by Craftylocks

I really love the simple lines of this Angel and think it deserves the best spot on the tree this year.

This paper craft for children is just as much fun for the grown-ups – do it together and share the glory!

You will need 2 sheets A4 or US letter paper, a pipe-cleaner (preferably white), some white card, glue and glitter.

Fold one sheet of paper along the longest side into a concertina. This will be the wings. Fold the other piece of paper into a concertina along the shortest side. We will call this piece the skirt.


Dippy do the edges in glue and then in the glitter for to an ever so angelic edge. Leave to dry thoroughly.


Fold the wings concertina sheet in half.


Cut the card into a small circle. Draw some eyes and a mouth or use a toothpick to make them with glue and then sprinkle with glitter. Twist the pipe-cleaner into a circle to make the halo. Coat the pipe-cleaner circle in glue and then dip in the glitter. It takes a while for the pipe-cleaner to dry properly so I glued the face on at this point to save time later. Use a peg to keep the face in place as she looks much better with the face and halo facing the same direction.


Find the wings (made right at the beginning) and use a craft knife to make a small slit in the fold line. Insert the pipe-cleaner through the cut in the center of the wings.


Tuck the pipe-cleaner into the skirt of the Angel so the wings and skirt sit flush with each other. Glue the pipe-cleaner to the skirt.


Glue the wings to the side of the skirt and attach a string so it can hang on the tree.


Ahhh – she is gorgeous!

For more gorgeous as well as recycled, cute, quick and colorful ideas check out my Christmas Paper Crafts for Children list.

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Cindy deRosier writes:
December 14th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your angel! You can see it here:


If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

Ángel de papel con forma de acordeón « Madres y padres – Punto de encuentro writes:
December 22nd, 2010 at 12:03 pm

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