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Angel Handprint Christmas Craft

This angel handprint Christmas craft is a sweet keepsake any parent would love!

We’ve been sharing loads of Xmas crafts for kids lately, but this one is unlike most of our others.

Instead of focusing on Santa Claus, Rudolph and elves (which we love), we’re taking a moment to think of the nativity scene.

We wanted to have a way to incorporate the nativity into one of our handprint art and crafts and this angel turned out to be the perfect way!

If you’re looking for a Christian based Christmas craft for your kids to do at home or in Sunday school, we think you’ll love this easy angel craft.

Read our detailed directions below or watch our simple video tutorial to see how easy it is to make!

Angel Christmas Craft Idea

Collage of angel handprint crafts with the words angel Christmas craft in the middle

One of the best things about paper crafts is how simple and inexpensive they are!

Check out our supply list below.

Supplies

Directions

Download the free angel template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hands holding handprint angel craft template

Begin by assembling the angel’s body. Place the small oval “hands” at the top of the angel robe and glue in place.

Hands gluing arms onto handprint angel body

Glue the blue angel robe sleeves on top of the arms.

Hands gluing arms onto handprint angel body

Position the two legs at the bottom of the robe and glue to the backside of the robe.

Hands gluing feet onto handprint angel craft

Create the angel’s head by gluing the hair to the top of the head. If you’re making a girl angel, use the other hair piece and glue it to the back of the head.

Hands gluing hair onto handprint angel head

Position the eyelids in the center of the head and glue in place.

Hands gluing eyelids onto handprint angel face

Use the pink marker to draw on a small oval nose.

Hands drawing nose onto handprint angel face

Underneath the nose, use the black marker to draw on a small smile.

Hands drawing mouth onto handprint angel face

Use the black marker to draw on the eyelashes at the bottom of the eyelid.

Hands drawing outline around eyes on handprint angel face

Glue the completed robe to the bottom of the angel’s neck.

Trace your child’s hands onto the white card stock two times. To make the wings symmetrical, trace the left and right hand. Cut out the handprints.

Place the handprints face down with the thumbs on the end and glue behind the completed angel.

Hands gluing angel body onto handprint angel wings

Take the completed angel and glue to a colored piece of card stock.

Hands gluing handprint angel to red paper

Aren’t these handprint angels just darling?

Girl and boy handprint angel crafts
girl angel craft

We love how they can be customized as well!

You can change the color of the head and arms to best suit the skin tone of your child. You can also customize the hair color and hairstyle!

Even though we offered two basic hair types for boys and girls, don’t let that stop you! You can come up with your own fun hairstyle if you’d like too. Just experiment and see how you can make this craft your own.

Related: Paper Plate Santa Craft For Kids

Finally, you can also change out the background paper’s color.

handprint christmas angel craft

Once you’ve helped your child make a handprint angel that they like best, make sure you proudly display their hard work!

We’re sure parents and grandparents will love to receive this keepsake this Christmas!

angel craft for preschoolers

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Did you make this cute handprint angel craft with your kids or Sunday school children?

We love seeing how they turn out.

Snap a picture of the completed craft and post them to our Facebook wall or in our private Facebook group!

Seriously, we can’t wait to see them!!

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Angel Handprint Christmas Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This holiday season, create these cute angel handprint Christmas craft characters. They're easy to make and come with a free template.

Materials

  • Colored card stock (in skin color, hair color, white and light blue)
  • Glue stick
  • Markers (pink and black)
  • Angel Christmas template (download form located at the end of the page)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the free angel template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Begin by assembling the angel's body. Place the small oval "hands" at the top of the angel robe and glue in place.
  3. Glue the blue angel robe sleeves on top of the arms.
  4. Position the two legs at the bottom of the robe and glue to the backside of the robe.
  5. Create the angel's head by gluing the hair to the top of the head. If you're making a girl angel, use the other hair piece and glue it to the back of the head.
  6. Position the eyelids in the center of the head and glue in place.
  7. Use the black marker to draw on the eyelashes at the bottom of the eyelid.
  8. Use the pink marker to draw on a small oval nose.
  9. Underneath the nose, use the black marker to draw on a small smile.
  10. Glue the completed robe to the bottom of the angel's neck.
  11. Trace your child's hands onto the white card stock two times. To make the wings symmetrical, trace the left and right hand. Cut out the handprints.
  12. Place the handprints face down with the thumbs on the end and glue behind the completed angel.
  13. Take the completed angel and glue to a colored piece of card stock.

Handprint Angel Craft Template

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Kristina

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Thank you for these easy crafts!! You're saving our Christmas break boredom!

Sam T

Monday 21st of December 2020

Haha, so happy to hear that! You're welcome!

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