Christmas Angel Noodle Crafts [Video]

Break out the pasta! This year, make Christmas angel noodle crafts to adorn your Christmas tree!

Get the kids involved in making these sweet pasta Christmas angels! I originally saw this craft many years ago on the Carol Duvall Show. Back then, I made them with my niece and nephew and my mom still has them.

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Supplies for the Christmas Angel Noodle Crafts

Video Tutorial: Christmas Angel Noodle Crafts

Full written directions are below but here is the video tutorial!


Step 1

Gather your pasta for the angel noodle crafts

Supplies for Christmas angel noodle crafts. Gather dried pasta and dried lima beans

Step 2

The rigatoni will always be the body of the angels. Take the rigatoni noodle and glue it on the bow tie pasta, which will become the wings. Position the bowtie pasta more toward one end and not right in the middle.

Step 3

Glue the dried lima bean on for the head.

Glue on dried lima bean as head

Step 4

A noodle crafts staple is the macaroni noodle and they make perfect Christmas angel arms!

They curl perfectly and look like they are holding their hands together and praying.

Glue on macaroni noodles as angel arms

Step 5

Add hot glue or tacky glue to the head and roll it around the alphabet pasta for a curly head of hair.

Look at that cute ‘do!

Putting together the Christmas angel noodle crafts by giving the pasta angel hair

Step 6

Use a permanent marker to draw on a simple face.

With permanent marker, draw a face on the pasta angel
With permanent marker, draw a face on the pasta Christmas angel

Step 7

Add sticks to a piece of styrofoam or cardboard to create a drying rack for the pasta angels.

Use a piece of styrofoam and a stick to create a pasta angel dryer

They stay upright, right on the rack, ready to dry!

Putting Christmas angel noodle crafts on rack

Step 8

Use a variety of different glues, beads, and glitters to decorate the angels!

Painting pasta angel craft with gold paint

Here are the variations of pasta angels I made:

Complete collection of Christmas pasta angels

These angels can be used for all kinds of things! I use them for Christmas ornaments by adding them to the end of a stem on my Christmas tree.

Christmas angel noodle crafts finished silver and gold angel in tree

They can also be hanging ornaments. In step one, when you glue the rigatoni noodle to the bow tie pasta, add a piece of wire or fishing line between the two pasta pieces and you now have a hanger built right in.

You can also add a magnet to the back for a refrigerator magnet. Glue them to a napkin ring to adorn your Christmas table place settings.

Green Christmas angel ornament
Plain Christmas angel noodle craft

If You Like a Good Christmas Craft…

If you enjoy making Christmas crafts, here are a few I know you will enjoy!

If You Love Angel Ornaments…

If you love a good angel ornament, here are some I found!

That’s it! Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Holidays and remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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Christmas Angel Noodle crafts

3 thoughts on “Christmas Angel Noodle Crafts [Video]”

  1. Great project! I love them all but I think my favourite is the sparkly blue angel with the silver wings. I also love the gold one. Thank you so much for sharing. This is a great craft for kids.


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