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Styrofoam Cone Angel Family

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Make a sweet family portrait for the holidays and keep up year round.
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Coffee Bean, 2 oz.
Item #940
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Two 3” balls (Adult Heads)
One 2-1/2” ball (Kids Head)
Two 3-7/8” x 11-7/8” cone (adult body)
One 2-7/8” x 5-7/8” Cone (kids body)
Nine 12” x 12” Pieces of different shades of brown and tan scrapbook paper
Twine (bow around neck)
Old book (thrift store find)
Black and white photo copied photos
Hot glue


  1. Base coat the bottoms of all the cones with Coffee Bean.  Allow to dry.

  2. Using all the different shade of brown and tan paper, start tearing the paper and gluing them to the cones until completely covered.  Flatten the front of the heads for the faces. Tear smaller pieces of scrapbook paper for the heads. Cut out a circle for the faces and glue with Mod Podge. 

  3. Allow to dry.  Glue the heads onto the top of cones.  Add a coat of Mod Podge to all parts.  Allow to dry.  Tie twine into a bow around the neck of each angel.

  4. Tear pages out of the old book and layer into six groups of five; use the Mod Podge to glue them together.  For the last page that is showing, wrinkle in your hand and then glue to the rest of papers.  Cut out one wing on each group of papers.  Glue them together at the center and then cut a rectangle out of the leftovers to glue to the seam on the front and back of wings.  This will add extra support.  Glue the wrinkled side to the back of the angels so that you can see the wrinkle side.

  5. PROJECT TIP:  Make a flat side on the Styrofoam balls by pushing them with both hands into a hard flat surface.
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