Over the weekend, three more angels appeared on this earth...
I got a number of emails last week asking details about how to make them so I tried to take some in-process photos this time so you can make them with your own angels.
Photos of kids looking like angels
German Dresden Foil Angel Wings (silver was our most popular selection)
Other Dresden Foil Components such as stars, snowflakes, etc
Clothespins (large and/or small depending on the size of your angel photo)
Metallic pipe cleaners for halos
Xyron machine/glue stick/glue
Other miscellaneous decorative supplies such as markers, papers, stickers, rhinestones, tinsel, etc.
Really, anything goes but the most important component (IMHO) is the foil wings.
I like to use the German Dresden foil wings...available from many sellers on Ebay and Etsy...they are sturdy, beautiful and lend a degree of regal-ness to this cut-and-paste project.
1. Once you gather your supplies, it's time to take pictures of kids outside acting like angels.
2. Print the photos on your printer.
I used Photoshop to mask some of the background to save ink since that's going to be cut away anyway...
3. Next, cut photos out in a rectangle (rough cut)...and run them through your Xyron machine or coat them with glue stick.
4. Adhere photo rectangle to cardstock and burnish to get a good bond.
5. Now it's time for the kids to cut themselves out following their own body shapes...
Angel wings and halo
6. Once the kids are cut out, let the angel-making begin! Anything goes in decorating and creating their own unique angels.
7. Halos are easily made by bending a metallic pipe cleaner into a circle, leaving a "stem" to attach to the back of the angel body.
8. Using a glue gun (please help with the younger kids or use gel glue),
Attach the wings and halo and the clothes pins...
As for clothespins, on Jack's angel below, you can see I used two mini-clothespins instead of one large one...
For most average-size angels, regular sized clothespins work just fine but for small children, babies, or super-sized kids like Jack, you might need the mini versions.
10. Have the kids clip them to a present to give to grandparents, parents, teachers, etc...
My father LOVES them! Of course, who wouldn't love it when their grandchildren are angels...
Merry Angel Making everyone!
[Note: You can see more angels here in Making Angels: Part I]