With many feasts like Christmas and Halloween arriving at the end of the year that feature angels and dressing up as them, we’ve got a simple activity to do with the kids that is both practical, cost effective and kind to the earth.

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  • Wire coat hangers x2
  • Plastic shopping bags x10-15 (white or coloured)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (white or matching colour)
  • String (optional)
  • Pliers (optional)


Step 1 Take the two wire coat hangers and bend them into wing shapes

Step 2 Lay out the plastic bags and cut them into strips about 2-3 cm wide and 15cm long.

Step 3 Take the string and tie 3 or 4 lines across the wire frames. (If you would like to layer colours add as many as you would like).

Step 4 Start adding the ‘feathers’ by tying the plastic bag strips to the frame until it is thoroughly covered.

Step 5 Bend the hooks of the coat hangers together to join the wings (use pliers if necessary).

Step 6 Cover the join with ribbon and attach two loops of ribbon for arms.


Author: Kiara Pirola.
Thanks to Sarann Ryan and her gorgeous daughter for modeling for us!

This article featured in the October 2013 edition of the CathFamily eMagazine. For more, check out: