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Angel Craft – Paper Cup Angel Luminaries

By Leslie Manlapig

When I imagine Christmas, I always think of Christmas trees, twinkly lights, and angels. Knowing that Michelle loves sharing fairy crafts here at MollyMoo, I thought you would appreciate today’s angel craft too!  These little paper cup angels are super sweet and simple to make. Perfect for adding a bit of holiday cheer during the day and giving your home a lovely warm and angelic cozy glow at night.

angel craft

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make these glowing angels:

• Clear Plastic Cups
• Printer paper
• Pen
• Crayons
• Sharpie Markers
• Scissors
• Clear Tape
• LED Tea Lights (1-2 per angel)

 

Let’s make some paper cup angels!

Step 1:
Roll your plastic cup over a sheet of paper and trace along it’s edges as it rolls. Now you’ll have a curved shape which will fit nicely over your cup. Cut the shape out, and trim off about 1” to 1 ½” off the top (shown by the curved line) so that you’ll have space for the angel’s face.

 

roll the cup to make paper cup angel luminaries

 

Step 2:
Colour in your curved shape.

color in your angel dress

 

Step 3:
Accordion fold your shape.

accordion fold your angel dress

 

Step 4:
Cut out different shapes holes (it’s like you’re cutting out a snowflake!)

cut out holes in your paper angel dress

 

Step 5:
Open up your folded piece of paper. Use Sharpie markers to add more decorations to your design. Yay! Now your angel has a lovely lacy dress to wear. Cut out and colour a face and pair of wings.

add details, face, and wings

 

Step 6:
Tape your dress, face, and wings onto your plastic cup.

paper cup angels

 

Place 1-2 LED tea lights under each cup to make your angels glow.

glowing paper cup angel luminaries

Aren’t they beautiful? I hope you enjoy making these lovely glowing pretties with your children.

 

Happy making friends! ~ Leslie

 

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