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The "heads" had the faces painted on already. I painted the rice "hair" after it was glued on. On some, I used hot glue. For others, when I had the time, I glued with tacky glue. These angels are only 2 1/2 inches long. It depends on the size of the pasta pieces.
I glue the pasta together and then paint it white.
I pull a loop of gold thread (or thin fishing line) through the hole in the bead, stuff glue in and around the hole and dip it in the rice.
Let it dry, being sure the hanger is secure.
After the body is dry and the head is dry, I glue the head to the body and paint the rice hair color. Then make a bow and glue it at the neck.
Fold a piece of cardstock or stiff colored paper for the song book and glue it between the arms. And you are done!
They make nice package ties or Christmas ornaments. They do take a lot of time. I try to assembly line them.
I took off one arm so you could see how they are glued on and how the "book" is glued between the hands.
This project does take some time waiting for parts to dry. I would suggest doing a few at the same time, step by step, this way when you are done you will have more than one and can give them away to all your friends and family.
The cost of the supplies can be expensive because some of the pastas are unique, but most are available in a good supermarket (you can cook all the leftovers!). You can make lots of angels or eat the leftover pasta. We've made these to look like different people.
Craft By Susan Sanders-Kinzel and Stella Sanders Rivét
Glue Bowtie pasta to the back for wings, and elbow macaroni to the sides for arms. At this point, paint the entire angel white. Using picture as a guide, make eyes and mouth with sharpies. tie a bow and glue under the chin.
Cut a piece of card stock about 1/2x1 inch and fold in half for the song book. Wrap the chenille stem around a sharpie to form a halo, and cut to size. Glue to the top of the head. Glue ribbon to top of head inside the halo to form the hanger.
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By Harlean from Hot Springs, Arkansas