Last year the kids and I created some Nutcracker peg dolls for our Christmas Tree. We loved decorating them and were really inspired by the book. To kick start our Christmas Crafts properly here on Rainy Day Mum this year I’m sharing this very simple DIY wooden peg doll angels that you can create with the kids and either stand up as a decoration or use one of the eye screws and some ribbon and hang from your Christmas tree.
Materials needed to make these simple peg dolls
White Feathers from a Craft Feathers Pack
White Pipe Cleaners from a Pipe cleaner set
Strong Tacky Glue
Out Now! – Countdown to Christmas Ebook
When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn’t it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?
But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!
I’ve been there!
So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.
Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.
Find out more as we share with your our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.
How to Make the Peg Doll Angels
We started off by creating a paper snowflake with the gold fibre paper.
My daughter has been making these with me to decorate the home for Christmas since she was little and loves cutting the bits out to make them. Now my plan was that the snowflake would fit nicely over the dolls head but when T cut out space for the head she cut it a little too far down from the point so instead we wrapped it around the peg.
Crafting with kids means that you can plan – as above but what happens as they make means that you change the way that you work on the spot and very quickly.
So…. if you have a small enough hole you can put the snowflake over the head of the peg and rest on the neck area – but if like us you have made the hole too big instead you can then wrap it around the peg and glue down the edges of where they join together.
Using the strong glue attach some feathers to the back of the angel for the wings – we found this easiest to do by dipping an end of a pipe cleaner into some glue and spreading it on to the feathers.
Now a halo – make a small loop with the pipe cleaner and attach to the back of the peg doll angel with a little glue.
Leave to dry fully before you add any face if you want. I like them plain but T loves to give things face and smiles.
Make these Christmas Ornaments with the Kids Next
- Nutcracker Peg Dolls
- Christmas Yarn Snowballs
- Salt Dough Christmas Decorations using the 3-minute salt dough recipe
More Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments
If you are looking for more inspiration then why not check out the Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments hosted by Crafty Mama In Me for more ideas to inspire you to get creative this Christmas.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.