Today I've got an easy wool angel tutorial for kids to make. This one's great as a gift, an ornament, or for a nature table display! We sometimes make a whole pile of these and fill in empty spaces around the room, so that there are little angels peeping at you wherever you go.
The other great thing about learning to make a wool angel is that you can use it as the basic form for all sorts of fairies and other characters for your creative play.
What you will need to make this wool angel
-1 oz of wool roving, white or off-white (side note: You might want to order some bright yellow while you're at it for another fun craft I'll be sharing this month!)
-embroidery floss, 1 skein
More Ideas to create
How to make your Wool Roving Angel Ornament
Open your wool roving and stretch it out until it's one long piece. Cut it in half equally.
Cut one of the halves into half again.
Cut one of those halves into half one more time. Set aside one of those halves for a future project. You'll end up with this before you set aside that one small piece:
Make your angel's head by taking the long piece of wool and tying a knot in the middle.
Now make your arms with the short piece. Divide it into two lengthwise by gently pulling it apart, then make the "hands" by twisting an end on each piece into a knot and tying it off with embroidery floss.
Now you're going to assemble your angel! Lay the long piece (the one with the head) open. Lay your medium-long piece (the "wings") across inside it like this.
Now place your arms in there. See how I'm angling them a bit? That'll make it easier afterwards when you're tying it.
Fold the top of your angel over like this.
Now, get a nice long piece of embroidery floss. Begin by winding it around the angels's neck, then bring it in a criss-cross pattern across the torso in the front and back to hold your wings and arms in place. Tight it off nice and tightly. If you're planning to hang this somewhere, tie the ends of the floss into a loop at the back.
That's it! Fluff and trim your wings, arrange it how you like, and admire your handiwork.
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