Green Angel Pin
This was originally just an Angel Pin, but I changed it to be green for Girl Scouts. It could easily be changed to any color desired.
- five 2 5/8-inch toothpicks
- embroidery floss: green (dress), pink (arms), beige (skin tone), yellow (hair)
- 10-inch length gold tinsel stem
- 1 -inch pin back
- With help from an adult, cut off and throw away 5/8 inch from each end of one toothpick. Use a pencil to make a mark 5/8 inch from one end. This is the body. Set aside. Use two more toothpicks to make the legs. Cut off and throw away 5/8 inch from one end of each. For the arms, use the remaining two toothpicks. Cut off and throw away 1 inch from one end of each.
- Glue one leg toothpick to each side of the body, with the pointed ends even with the pencil mark on the body toothpick. Apply a dot of glue to the pencil mark on the body, and place the end of the green floss into the glue. Wrap the floss around the toothpicks, row after row, working your way down. Stop wrapping inch from the end of the legs. Cut the floss, and glue the end in the back.
- With the pink floss, use the gluing and wrapping method from Step 2 to completely wrap each arm. Glue the arms to the sides of the body, lining up the top of each with the top of the white floss. To make the shoulders, start wrapping the green floss just above the pencil mark, stopping about inch below the mark. (It will cover the tops of the arms.) Cut the floss and glue the end in the back.
- To make the head, wrap beige (skin tone) floss around the top of the body toothpick. Continue making layers, working rows up to the top until the head is approximately 3/8-inch thick. Cut the floss, and glue the end in the back. For hair, cut eight 4-inch lengths of yellow (hair color) floss. Align the ends, then fold the lengths in half. Apply glue to the top of the head and place the folded middles in the glue, covering the top and back of the head with floss. Trim hair to the same length all around. Use the trimmed floss to make short bangs and glue in place.
- For the halo, cut a 1-inch length of tinsel stem and wrap it around a pencil. Remove and glue to the top of the head. Use the remaining tinsel stem for the wings. Shape the tinsel stem into a "butterfly wing" shape. Make two. Glue the wings to the back of the angel.