This project is a little more time consuming than other projects I have done, but it's all good. Still a good, cheap craft to pump out for the kids.
Bow Tie Pasta, Rigatoni, Elbow Macaroni, & Acini Di Pepe - $1 a box, but you don't use much and I'm going to eat the rest with my family so actual cost of pocket for the craft is about .50 cents.
5/8" doll heads (pack of 34) - $3.99, used a 40% off coupon to make it $2.39
Gold Embroidery Floss - .39 cents
White Acrylic Paint - .69 cents
Paint Brush - I had this
Glue Gun & sticks - I had this
Sharpie Marker - I had this
Total cost: $3.97. This made 34 ornaments so they cost about .12 cents each to make.
You pretty much just hot glue all the stuff together to make an angel. I made one and realized it would be much easier to assembly line these angels. So at first, I just glued all the heads to the rigatoni. Then I glued a Bow Tie on the back of each one for the wings. Then, I glued 2 elbows on the sides for arms. Lastly, I threw a big dab of glue on the head and dipped the head in the Acini di Pepe for hair.
Then I had my 34 little angels and I painted them. This is the time consuming part. I did 2 or 3 coats just to make them look better. So every now and then, I would just go and paint them. Let them dry, turn over and do another coat.
When they were all done drying, I drew little happy faces on the head with a black sharpie. Not really fancy, but I thought preschoolers would like it. Then I tied loops with the embroidery floss and hot glued them up the back.
This is really easy even for kids to do - although, they might burn themselves with the hot glue. Then could paint them though. Very cheap, easy craft to pump out if you need to donate to a Santa Shop or whatever. $4 for 34 is pretty darn good.