Create A 3D Paper Plate Angel

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Create A 3D Paper Plate Angel

Introduction:

Create a paper plate angel that you can be used as a display anywhere in the house! If you’re looking for a fun activity that kids can do easily, then this 3D angel craft project might be the one you’re looking for. It may look hard to mold a paper plane into an angel, but it is simple once you make the necessary cuts on a paper plate.  Just follow the instructions below and gather the craft materials needed to make this beautiful craft.

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Tools

  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Coloring Materials (Markers, paint, stickers, sequins, etc)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Materials
Step 1

Prep the paper plate

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 1

To mold the paper plate into an angel, we need to make some cuts on the plate. First, draw a small circle on the center of the paper plate.

Keep in mind that the circle will be the head of the paper plate angel. It’s up to you how big or small the head you want your angel to be.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 2

Draw a straight vertical line on the top part of the paper plate. Follow along the dotted line as illustrated in the image above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 3

You may use a ruler to draw a straight line.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 4

Draw two horizontal straight lines as illustrated in the picture above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 5

The guide marks drawn should look like this.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 6

Cut along the guide marks made (follow the dashed line illustrated above). Do not cut the bottom part of the circle. The uncut portion of the circle will be the neck area.

Step 2

Make the head of the paper plate angel.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 7

Stick some googly eyes (or draw some eyes) on the circle area below the vertical cut mark.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 7

Draw mouth, hair, and some blush on the head of the angel.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 10

Lift the circle cutout at a right angle.

Step 3

Mold the body of the paper plate angel.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 11

Slide over the right flap to the left flap while shaping the front side into a cone.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 12

Once molded, it should look like this. The horizontal cut marks made before should secure the wings together and the cone shape. Now trim the wings to make it a bit smaller.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 13

The base of the angel is now done! You can stick some tape on the back of the wings to secure it better.

Step 4

Attach a halo on the paper plate angel

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 14

Fold a pipe cleaner in half.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 15

Insert it at the hole at the back of the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 16

Secure the pipe cleaner by taping it at the inside of the cone.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 17

Mold the pipe cleaner into a halo.

Step 5

Decorate the angel

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 18

Draw some feather patterns on the wings.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 19

You may also paint it if you want the wings to be a different color or put some glitters on it to make it sparkly.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step 20

Decorate the dress of the angel however you like. For this project, we embellished the dress with sequins to make her sparkle. You may draw some designs, stick some stickers, paint a different color for the dress or keep it as is.

How to Make a Paper Plate Angel - Step Finish

The paper plate angel is finished!

If you want to hang it, attach a string on the halo.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Wonderful!

  2. It would look better if other crafts that also compliment the angel would be present

    • We are always thinking of new crafts for our readers to enjoy, stay tuned 😉

  3. Painting the wings yellow or gold is the best! Try it

  4. 😍😍😍

  5. I found my child making this a day after his dog died. All dogs go to heaven 😇😭😭

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