Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments
Christmas gifts can get expensive when including teachers, friends, hair stylist, postal delivery person, and random others. Noodle Angel Ornaments are a perfect item to hand out like Christmas candy!
Small Wooden Balls
Thumbtacks with a flat surface
One Can of Cream-Colored Paint
Red and Black Paint Pens OR Sharpies
Rigatoni, Elbow, Bowtie and Orzo pasta.
Start from the head and work your way down with tacky glue.
Add glue to the wooden balls.
Hold the wooden ball on the rigatoni until they begin to stick. It should take less than a minute.
Put a dollop of glue on the bowtie pasta. Leave it laying flat and then lay the body of the angel on top of it.
Next glue on the elbow macaronies. They will not be perfect but it all works out in the end.
Any small noodles will work for hair. I prefer the little circle round pasta for hair but it is not always easy to find. I used orzo for this round of angels. Put the glue directly to the angel head and then dip it in a bowl full of noodles.
Every angel needs a candle for the choir performance. These flat thumbtacks are perfect!
Add glue to the back of the thumbtack and then just set it on the elbow macaroni arms.
Once the angels have dried, preferably overnight, then take them outside and spray paint. You will want to spray several coats of paint from many angles and once they have dried flip them over to spray from a different direction. The extra coats will make the noodles stronger and will give them a glossier look.
Choose a ribbon to attach to the back to use as a hanger for the ornament.
Tie your circles first, then drop glue at the back just above the wings. Hold the ribbon for a few seconds to be sure it will stick. I use hot glue for this part.
Now it’s time to make your angel yours. You can use paint pens or sharpies. Use a red sharpie to tip the tack for the look of a flame. The little oval mouth is perfect for an angel who sings in the choir.
I tried the Rustoleum stone paint on one of the angels and did not care for it. I went back to the cheap cream colored glossy paint for the rest of the project.