Angels are very
meaningful as they often come as messengers of important events in
many Biblical stories. Make sure to include a favorite Bible
story with the craft activity, as part of an Advent activity or to
celebrate the birth of Jesus. The craft is a simple depiction of a bell
angel.The body and arms are bell shapes.
Make sure to have at least one real bell or jingle bells to explore
its sound and sing together.
Activity > Bible
Significant stories of the Bible where an angel announces an epic and
Visit related activities:
Annunciation -- an angel tells Mary she will have a special child.
This activity is also appropriate to commemorate May the Month of Mary
and Mother's Day.
- The Nativity of Jesus > crafts #1 and #2 -- angels appear to the shepherds to tell them the
great news that Jesus is born.
- Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives (an angel appears) - Luke
22:39-46 > coloring page: with
text | no
Resurrection -- an angel appears to Mary Magdalene -- he tells her
Jesus has risen.
Activity > Craft > Bell Angel Craft (Ages 2+ with
Note: Play some holiday music while children are doing the craft
-- links below.
Printing and assembly options:
The craft is available in color or black
line format to color and decorate. Print your choices
in the materials column. Ideally, on sturdy paper (card stock),
'foamies' or wallpaper scraps.
Note: We have been working with
wallpaper textures and fabrics (leftovers from a local store and from
discontinued wallpaper sample books). The children really
enjoyed using these materials and we learned about different patterns
and textiles. This inspired the use of the colors that resemble fabric
in the color version. You may want to try this and it makes a
very durable craft/or ornament.
Assembling the craft:
1. Have children color and decorate the templates, if using the
coloring format. Optional: Do a
color by the number activity - assign colors and number by
making a small graph on a corner of the template or a board.
2. Template C-1 or B-1 features a
suggested assembly procedure.
3. Add a holiday or
Biblical message in the lower border of the large bell.
Activity > Holiday or Biblical Songs
together and listen while assembling the craft. Christmas song links at YouTube:
we have heard on high
Activity > Alphabet > A is for Angel Printable Activities
is for Bell Online Puzzle
with this 6-piece online puzzle to practice problem solving
skills and letter B recognition. Change puzzle pieces
using the Change Cut button.