How to Make an Angel Christmas Ornament

This little angel Christmas tree ornament is fun for kids to make with a tassel and some ribbon. This adorable angel will shimmer and shine on your tree this Christmas.

Christmas angel craft for kids

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We love angel crafts, and have created everything from a tissue paper angel ornament, to a choir of angels decoration made with funnels!

Recently I made a table runner for a family member, complete with a tassel on each end. The tassels gave me the inspiration for this craft!


Tassel angel decoration

Angels are a traditional part of the Christmas season. With so many designs available for making angels, the options for creative and sensory play for kids is practically endless.

This craft makes a lovely angel that will look adorable on a Christmas tree.


Tassel angel craft with tassel and ribbon


As I indicated in the introduction, only two materials are needed for this craft - narrow ribbon, silver or gold, and a tassel.

We used a cream colored tassel but colorful tassels would be fun too. Search for tassels in craft or hardware stores, or among the curtain pulls in the drapery section of a department store or fabric store. 

We used a glue gun to attach the ribbon wings to the tassel. There are lots of low temperature options available if the kids are helping, but even these should be used with supervision.

Instructions for tassel angel



Angel wings ribbon craft for kids


1. Wings

Wrap narrow ribbon several times around your fingers or a flat tool like this wooden stirring paddle. Our kitchen paddle measures 2.5 in.(6.5 cm). You can use any kitchen tool you have on hand.

The size of your tassel will help determine how large you want the wings. Our tassels are just under 3.5 in. (9 cm) in length. 

Kids Christmas angel craft


Ribbon wings for kids angel craft

Slide the ribbon loops off your hand and onto another length of ribbon. Tie a knot in this ribbon in the middle of the loops to form the angel's 'wings'.

Trim the ends of the ribbon you tied in a knot or if the ribbon is long enough, form two additional loops with the ends and tuck them into the knot.

Glue the wings to the tassel. Fluff the wings to get the wing span you want. 


Christmas angel ornament craft for kids


Christmas tree ornament angel craft



2. Halo

Make a circle with a small piece of ribbon for the 'halo'. Glue the circle to the back of the tassel only, allowing the front part of the circle to extend over the angel's head.


 Christmas angel ornament craft for kids


Optional: spread glue on the 'gown' with a glue stick. Sprinkle glitter or gems on the glue.

These adorable angels will look beautiful on your Christmas tree.

And they're perfect to make as gifts for family and friends.


More angel crafts from family friendly bloggers!

Make a Glittery Angel Craft with this project from No Time for Flash Cards.

A handprint will make this Letter A Handprint Angel Craft from Fun Handprint Art

Grab a clothespin for this Easy Angel Christmas Ornament from Pre-K Pages.

You'll love these adorable Feather and Pipe Cleaner Angels  from Powerful Mothering. 

This Christmas resource filled with STEAM activities will make a wonderful gift!

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exciting activities for a merry and bright holiday season! 


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Visit our Christmas board on Pinterest for more holiday crafts and activities!


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