How to Make an Angel Ornament Kids Craft

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.

Easy Christmas angel preschool craft with a tassel

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Angels are a traditional part of the Christmas season. And they are wonderful to make in crafts with your early learners.

With so many designs available for making angels, the options for creative and sensory play for kids are practically endless.

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!

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

Tassel angel decoration

Supplies for an angel ornament

Tassel angel craft with tassel and ribbon


Only two materials are needed for this craft - narrow ribbon, silver or gold, and a tassel.

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

  • I used a glue gun to attach the ribbon wings to the tassel. There are lots of low temperature glue gun options available like this one (affiliate ink) if the kids are helping, but even these should be used with supervision.

Instructions for tassel angel

1. Make the angel wings

Angel wings ribbon craft for kids


Wrap narrow ribbon several times around your fingers, or a flat tool like this wooden spatula. (affiliate link)

My 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

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. 

Glue the wings to the tassel at the knotted center part of the wings.

Fluff the wings to get the wing span you want. 


Ribbon wings for kids angel craft

Make the wings in gold or silver.


2. Make the angel halo

Christmas angel ornament craft for kids

Make a loop with a small piece of ribbon for the 'halo'.

Glue the loop to the back of the tassel.

Allow the front part of the loop to extend over the angel's head.


Christmas tree ornament angel craft


Make the halo in silver or gold to match the wings.

Christmas angel ornament craft for kids


Optional: Spread glue on the tassel gown with a glue stick. Sprinkle glitter or gems on the glue.

Keep the tradition going with these adorable angels that will look beautiful on your Christmas tree.

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


easy preschool angel craft for Christmas


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. 


Exciting activities for a merry and bright holiday season! 

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