Here are the instructions for Gabriel and then the Star.
You will need to either visit the Crafty Cupboard, which is freshly stocked, or have the following things handy….
An empty glass bottle….a ping pong, polystyrene, rubber or other small ball, some strong glue, some glitzy fabric, some skin coloured and gold or silver paint, 2 paper clips, some card or stiff paper, some ribbon and some ‘fluffy’ stuff, some glitter or some shiny stuff…. and some scissors.
[P.S. it s much easier to visit the Cupboard, then you only need the scissors and the glue….]
As with the Shepherds we start with an empty wine or other glass bottle. As it is for an angel I am going for a suitable glorious bubbly bottle….
You will also need some balls. Paint them the colour of skin and leave them to dry.
Once dry stick the larger ball to the neck of the bottle and add some frills or lace to create an angelic ruff….
Using your glitzy fabric wrap the bottle with a suitable piece to represent the smock, secure it with a rubber band at the neck…
Select another piece of rich material and create the cloak, use your imagination to arrange it as if the angel if flying through the night sky…again secure it with a rubber band and then some shiny ribbon…
On your stiff paper or card [I have used wall paper here] draw out and then cut out the angel wings….
Bend them in the middle and then, using a paper clip….
….secure them to the back of the cloak. At the same time you can use some ribbon or fluff to create the angelic locks!
If you want to you can give the little heraldic messenger a good set of puffy cheeks with a smaller ball painted, cut in half and stuck on like…..
….this, with a small piece of paper straw arranged to create a mouth and a bead….
….for the nose!
Finally, using your second paper clip, create a halo with a big shiny button or some ribbon/tinsel…..Huzzah!
And now for a real star…….
Start by up cycling a used paper or cardboard coffee cup, best to rinse it out though…..
Grrr I hate it when the Barrista spells my name wrong – don’t. you? Draw on to the cup the shards of light that will come from the star….like this….
…..cut out some extra starbursts [or should that be bucks? – see what I did there?] and the heart, or diamond, for the centre of your star…then:
Cut the cup along those lines to create the body of the star out of the bottom of the cup, but keep the rest to….
Stick them all together to create a 3d star!
Paint your star a base colour of silver or gold…..
Using glue find what bling you can, there is PLENTY in the Crafty Cupboard…..and go a bit celestial on it….
…..and voila! Your star is born…. Oi! Who let that sheep in here? I’m going to have to have a word with those shepherds…..grrrrr