Angels are some of the most fascinating creatures in the Bible. As a child I never really understood what angels were. Were they humans who “got their wings” for doing something special on earth? Did each of us have a guardian angel constantly keeping watch over us? What about the TV show “Touched By An Angel”? Were they like that?
When I studied angels in the Bible for the first time I was completely amazed.
Angels are so much more than I had imagined. These magnificent, terrifying, beautiful creatures were present when God created the world. They appear all throughout scripture speaking and working on God’s behalf, singing and praising him, sometimes thousands upon thousands of them.
Angels are most definitely not human. Descriptions of these spiritual beings are quite interesting, especially in Ezekiel 1:1-28. For a fun exercise, have your child read the passage and try to draw one of the angels.
Easy Coffee Filter Angels Craft
For this super easy angel craft we are keeping it pretty traditional. This simple activity is perfect for a Sunday school class or an elementary kids group. We did this craft at home to go along with our Christmas Bible study, “12 Days of Christmas Story Stones.” My preschooler loved it and insisted we make several. You can find the Bible study on Amazon and follow along with us in our Facebook group.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 Coffee filter
- 1 large craft stick
- A pencil
- A yellow paper circle about 1.5 inches in diameter
- White card stock
- A black marker
- Fold the sheet of card stock in half and place your child’s hand onto the sheet with the bottom part of their palm on the fold. Trace their hand and cut it out while the card stock is still folded. Unfold the hands (wings) and set aside.
- Glue the yellow circle to the top of the craft stick and the wings to the middle. Flip the craft stick over.
- Fold the coffee filter in half. Fold each side into the center (pictured) and glue the folds to the craft stick.
- Draw a face on the angel with the marker. To make it into an ornament just glue a piece of string or ribbon to the back. All done!
For a more colorful version, “tie-dye” the coffee filters with markers and water. Just color the coffee filter, paint it with water, and let it dry before you glue it to your angel.