Friday, November 03, 2006

Dolly peg angels for the kids' group

This weekend at my children's group we are making some cute angel decorations. It is inspired by a recent magazine project but I've changed it quite a lot to suit the children's skill level. We will paint the peg first, then they have panties made from strips of cloth wrapped baby-nappy style and glued on. The skirt is just a rectangle, fringed with pinking shears and gathered down from the top. There are arms from a strip of fabric knotted in the middle, a collar of gathered lace and plaited yarn hair wound around the head. The wings are glitter pipecleaners and circle the waist before forming the wings. A simple face and a loop for hanging on the back completes them. I will also have an even simpler project on hand for the littlies or anyone who doesn't want to make a "girlie" thing . I'll post that one up when I've made my sample. Hope they like them!!


Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. I love these angels. Have been trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the package of these type clothes pins we bought so daughter could have two to make into Indians for a school project. I didn't want to make the same old reindeer. This will be perfect for my ornament exchanges. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah said...

I love these angels -- cute, not too awful hard, and lots of fun, looks like! Thanks for sharing!