Soda Can Singing Angels

We made soda can angels when my kids were young (in the 90s) and I wanted to do an updated version. I made a variety of them using different inexpensive items for the wings, halo, hair etc. You can view all of them on my site.
(Longer list of supplies on my site for other styles of angels)
Soda can
Paint/Sharpie Marker
Glue (I used hot glue)
Wire for halo
Paper doilies for wings
Fake hair if desired. (Spanish Moss works great)
Wood base (optional)
Small printout of sheet music. (FREE DOWNLOAD on my site.)
Clean your can and carefully remove the tab.
Paint the can with about three coats of spray paint, allowing to dry well in between each one.
Paint on the face color and the lips. I used a sharpie marker for the eyes.
Very carefully and SLOWLY bend over the top of your can as shown. Just enough so it faces forward but won't tip over. (more details on my site)
For this angel I used a paper doilie cut in half for the wings. On my site article you can see wings made from a variety of different things including ribbon as shown below.
This is another type of angel. There are other styles on my site.

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Sandy Dunlop Caldarazzo
    Sandy Dunlop Caldarazzo
    on Jan 3, 2017

    When you bend the can do the crimped corners get sharp?

  • Lana Craddock
    Lana Craddock
    on Nov 3, 2020

    Most definately will try this project. Have a 16 pc choir that I would like to make "angels" representing us to an outgoing choir director, but don't know how to display them properly. Any ideas?

    • Hi Lana! When I did this years ago I did a set of three. I just placed them on a cut 2x4 and paint4ed it and placed green tree garland etc around the base. You could use any piece of wood that would fit. Ü Good luck!

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  • Joanie
    on May 23, 2019

    These are so cute. I was thinkin' this would be something to make in Vacation Bible school........very cheap and easy. Thank you!!

  • Mse48078480
    on Sep 17, 2019


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