Well December is almost here. It's time to start the Christmas Art.
I don't ususally teach anything religious for Christmas, but these angels are really easy and effective.
Where I work, there are a number of christians, but there are also a lot of children whose families practice other religions. I feel, that we are not supposed to teach religious doctrine in public schools, there's no harm in introducing the kids to the story of Christmas and where all the vocabulary comes from.
The kids will see nativity scenes and angels in the mall, and on people's lawn's, so I feel, as an educator, I need to teach the children all the vocabulary associated with Christmas. I also teach Santa, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman etc.
Anyway, I had all these styrofoam balls, so we painted them with peach coloured paint. Then the kids cut out half circles of scrapbook paper to make the skirt.
The arms were strips of other scrapbook paper with a pipe cleaner for sturdiness. I cut up some older music, and folded it to make a choir book.
The hair and halo's were in my stash, and I attached them with a glue gun.
And the wings were made from cupcake papers from the big box stores.