DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Angel Milk Carton Container
© by Leanne Guenther
This makes a wonderful container to send home treats after a
Christmas party at school, daycare or your home.
Or make one of these to place by the fireplace to hold the
This is a little harder to make than the reindeer
carton (it is appropriate for age 4+).
Having said that, ages 2+ can do a really good job on the wings if
mommy wants to do the face!
- an empty 2 litre (1/2 gallon) milk carton.
- a printer (optional).
- glue or tape.
- 2 sheets of white construction paper or typing paper.
- 1 sheet of yellow construction paper.
- cotton balls, cotton pillow stuffing or white feathers
- black marker or pencil crayon
- gold or silver glitter (optional)
- wiggly eyes (optional)
- Print and cut out the angel wing template or make your own template pieces,
whichever you prefer.
- Put glue all over the wings, except on the little tab (if the kids
get it on the tab, it isn't a huge deal).
- Pull apart cotton balls or cotton pillow stuffing, so it's nice and
- Glue the cotton (or white feathers) all over the wings.
- Optional: sprinkle some gold or silver glitter over the
cottony wings and press it in with your hands.
- Cut the top off a milk carton and discard the top (or save it for a
different craft). You can cut off as much of the top as you like...
it depends on how tall you want your container to be.
- Cover your milk carton with the white paper (it takes about 2
- Cut a piece of yellow paper about 3 inches tall and as wide as the
milk carton (about 5 inches).
- Cut slits (a fringe) in this piece and glue it to the front (these
are the bangs).
- Cut two pieces of yellow paper as tall and as wide as the milk
- Roll the paper around a pencil to curl.
- Cut slits in the roll to make curly hair.
- Glue the hair to the sides of the head.
- Glue the wings to the back of the carton (you may want to reinforce
with one long strip of cardboard along the back, but it isn't
- Use a black marker or pencil to draw a face on the front (open
"singing" mouth, freckles and closed eyes as in our photo is
cute, but you can do it however you want!).
- You can also substitute wiggly eyes for hand-drawn eyes.
- Cut out a strip of cardboard or construction paper about 10 inches long
and glue to the sides of the container to use as a handle.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Printable version of these instructions