Lae Lae's books are the "Together Time Books" and the holidays are a wonderful time to do something together with your children...like making Christmas decorations. A challenge for preschoolers but so much fun. I always look for projects that I can do with my own grandchildren and also those whom I teach.
This is a simple little decoration that calls for only white paper for the body, a small piece of colored paper cut into a triangle for the book, 2 12" white pipe cleaners wrapped together for arms, a wooden dowel for the head, two white feathers for wings, a cotton ball for a fur hat or hair, and as many stickers as you want to decorate the skirt.
Simply make a cone out of the white paper and push the dowel on to the point of the cone. Now you have the body of the angel. Wrap the pipe cleaners around the neck of the angel front to back and then again back to front and twist the ends into hands to hold the "book". Staple the feathers together in the shape that you want for wings and slide them into the pipe cleaners in the back to hold them to the body. Wrap the dowel with cotton for hair or a hat. Decorate the skirt with the stickers and you have a sweet little angel or fairy for the top of your tree. With supervision, a child can do most of this and feel very "accomplished" in showing their creation to family and friends.
From Laurenn (Mimi)