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Patrick's Day crafts
- 1 full skein embriodery floss
- 1/2 of a gold (or tinsel) pipe cleaner
- 2 matching feathers
- 1/2 inch (6mm?) wooden bead (with or without the pre-painted face)
- 6 inches 1/8 inch ribbon
- thread for making hanger/tie
- tacky glue
- Take the floss, leaving the tabs on the ends, and fold in half,
making sure the ends are even lengths.
- Take the pipe cleaner and take one end, fold the end 1 inch and
wrap around the floss at the center. Twist tightly.
- Slide the bead onto the pipe cleaner all the way to the floss over
the twist. Twist the remainder of the pipe cleaner around your
finger and twist the end to make a loop, then fold over the top of
the bead to make the halo.
- Take the ribbon and tie very tightly near the top of the floss to
make the bodice of the angel, making sure the open sides of the
loops are to the sides, and the knot is in the front. Tie a knot,
then make a small bow.
- Take the tab ends off the floss, then cut the ends of the loops to
form the skirt. Comb out with your fingers.
- Dip the ends of the feathers into the glue and stick into the side
openings at the sides of the "bodice" to form the wings.
- To hang as an ornament or as a package tie, tie the thread around
the "neck" of the angel below the bead, and make a loop.
- You can leave the bead blank, or draw a face, even hair with fine
point permanent markers or tiny paint brushes. This is even easy
enough for smaller children to do, such as my Brownie Troop!!