Printable Angel Handprint Craft For Kids

Catholic ABC’s Week: 6
Letter of the week: A
Theme: Angels
Saint of the Week: St. Anthony
Craft: “A” is for Angel Craft

Sometimes when I do Catholic ABC’s with a homeschool co-op, I like to do the handprint angel craft on a canvas bag with all of my preschoolers for the first class. That way, they have a bag to carry their preschool stuff in for the year. However, this year we’re doing Catholic ABC’s only at home, so we don’t “bring” things. Also, I have like a million of those bags floating around our house now- lol.

Also, I wanted to way to make completing this craft even easier to you, so I made a printable version! πŸ™‚

For this craft, you just print the angel page. She is missing her wings. Color her before adding wings.

angel coloring page

You can just trace around your child’s hand with a blue crayons if you’re not feeling particularly energetic. Otherwise, break out the blue paint to make wing handprints!

handprint angel craft

Stamp on the “wings,” and watch your child’s face light up with joy. πŸ™‚ While the paint is still wet, you can sprinkle glitter directly onto the paint. I know, I know, you think glitter is messy, but you remember what i think about glitter, right?

preschooler with glitter

printable angel handprint craft

Also optional: Add a ring of gold glitter glue around the halos.

halo on angel craft

Everybody loves this craft, from my 2 year old to my 8 year old. Even though literally all of them have made it before. πŸ™‚

printable angel handprint craft for kids

BONUS TIP: I usually just stamp the same hand twice to keep from having to clean paint off of both hands, which looks just fine. Take a double look at the photo above and you’ll catch it πŸ˜‰

We also sang “Angels We Have Heard On High” while the kids colored (which they loved) and read some angel books. My favorite angel book is the Treasure Box book number 18. Highly highly highly recommend this angel book! It goes through the creation of the angels, the fall of the bad angels, St. Michael’s story, etc. Very charmingly illustrated as well. I think it’s my favorite Treasure Box book if you want to try starting with just one.

angel books for catholic kids

Also pictured above is The Angels: God’s Messengers and Our Helpers. This is a Fr. Lovasik book, and it has pretty much every angel story ever, but these books are too lengthy for children to sit through. You could choose a few choice stories to read from this one if you wanted. We also read The The Guardian Angel Prayer. It just goes through the Guardian Angel Prayer line by line, but it makes my 4 year old feel like she’s reading. πŸ™‚

guardian angel book for kids

We also made some simple angel cookies, which I already posted about. The cookies were a change from the angel snack I made with Lydia back in the day. πŸ˜‰

easy angel cookie decorating

Related Posts:

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter Aa: Apple, American flag, Acorn, Arm (from Mr. Potato Head), Angel (statue or holy card), Airplane, Ace, Alien, Ant, Ape, Alligator, Altar Boy (holy card), Arrow, Astronaut, Ax.

For More Resources, including free printable ABC scripture cards and a matching set of Catholic Saint crafts for preschoolers, check out the Catholic ABC’s Offical Resource Page.

Catholic ABC's Curriculum

Comments

  1. We just completed this craft, since we’re just beginning our Catholic ABCs this week, as well. Thanks for the great Catholic ABCs book, so that we have such a great staring point. My children (we’re doing this at home) have really enjoyed all of the different elements of the book, as we have started this week.
    I have one (pretty unimportant) question though, about this craft. What kind of paint are you using here? We tried acrylic tempura paint, and although it worked, I’m thinking there might have been a better option.
    Thanks for all you do with this blog! You are inspiring.

  2. Hi Lacy,

    What a cute angel printout! I do have to say I am having some difficulties trying to download the printable, though. πŸ™ It keeps giving me a “Forbidden Error” message. I am not sure if I am the only one having this problem or not. I would love to get this printable for my 3 year old as she is starting to learn her Catholic ABC’s this year! Thank you so much!
    -Christina

  3. I love the Treasure Box Books!

  4. Shannon @ Distracted by Prayer says

    Love this! So much fun. I might give this a try for my preschool Sunday class.

  5. Shannon @ Distracted by Prayer says

    Sounds like fun! Wondered if my three year old Sunday class could handle it? Keep the great ideas coming…

  6. Mona Elsakr says

    Thank you for the craft idea, however I am unable to get to the angel template
    Can you please e mail me or tell me how to get access
    Thank you so much

    • Click on the blue box in the post that says “Get your free download” in pink and then under that “click here” in white and the graphic has the Catholic Icing cupcake on it. When you click that, you’ll be able to get the template.

      Angie, Catholic Icing Project Manager

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