Thursday, December 6, 2012

Paper Plate Angel Wall Display

I have a giant empty wall space that needed a Christmas lift! So Little Mister and I cut out some paper plate angels. He actually ended up playing with the scrap wedge pieces. He grabbed my hole punch and tried his best to punch holes in them. So, I swiftly seized this teachable moment and punched a different number of holes in each and had him counting while I made more angels!
We then stamped the line "Heaven and Angels Sing" from a wonderful Christmas Carol using letter blocks and ink. Finally, we hung them on the wall. I hot glued a bit of yarn on the back of the plates to use as a hook!

Angels we have heard on high
Singing sweetly o'er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be,
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

In A.D. 129, Telesphous, Bishop of Rome, ordained that, "In the Holy Night of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, all shall solemnly sing the 'Angel's Hymn.' " With that proclamation the 'Angels Hymn' became the first Christmas hymn of the Christian church. Its most common English version was translated in 1862 by James Chadwick, and its most memorable feature is its chorus Gloria in Excelsis Deo!, which is Latin for Glory to God in the Highest.

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  1. Oh I loved doing the paper plate angels growing up!! I'm your newest follower. Come visit our Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you will!! It's a great and easy way to get followers to your lovely blog/website or to your Twitter/Facebook, etc...
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  2. I think at this rate my Advent board is going to go over 200 pins.......

  3. Hi there! I'm Hanna. I found you through Tuesday's blog hop, I'm just really late:) I love making new friends!!! I am your newest follower via GFC. Happy Holidays! You can find me at

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  4. I had forgotten about these! Thanks for the reminder - so simple too!

  5. Hey there!
    Just found your momma site! Love it! Just became a follower.
    Please feel free to hop over and check mine out thanks!

  6. Love this! Thanks for linking up again! xx

  7. Hi Julie, following you back from!

  8. What a wonderful way to decorate during the Christmas season. Thank you for sharing the paper plate angels, song and story. I'm dropping by from Our Everyday Harvest hop and am a new follower. I hope you can drop by too.

  9. Those are cute!!!!

    Thanks for the follow, happily following back

  10. They look like an easy but very effective decoration, fabulous!

  11. Pinned for a later Bible study! Thanks Julie!

  12. That looks like such a fun craft and adorable, too! Thank you so much for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! Come back soon! :)


  13. Love the Angles, and I love the history lesson. I always learn something on your blog. Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That.

  14. How clever is that angel craft? So simple and pretty. Featuring this as part of my roundup of the Weekly Kids' Co-op. xoxo P

  15. How beautiful!! I'm loving all of your craft ideas!

    I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your blog at this week's Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop!

  16. Lovely angels and well done for finding yet another teachable moment!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  17. Oh, how fun! I love your angels as well as the history of the song! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  18. Cool history! Thanks for sharing that! It made the post even more fun.

    Thanks for linking up on Eco Kids.

  19. I really like this project.. so much that we made a similar one in our playschool AND I featured you today at Eco-Kids Tuesday!