The 11th night of Yule is sacred to the goddesses and the Valkyrie. With this in mind, our craft for the day is paper Valkyrie ornaments. It is based on the classic German paper Weihnacht Angel ornaments. You can vary the pattern to make different goddesses.
pattern printed out onto card-stock
1 sheet of paper or foil paper to make the skirt
crayons or markers (or colored paper)
glitter, sequins, or any other decorations you want to use
ribbon or string for hanging
To make this craft:
STEP 1: Enlarge the pattern below to the size you want and print onto card-stock and cut out the pieces. (You can use this as a reusable template, or use the pattern itself to make the ornament.)
STEP 2: Color the pieces (or use template to trace the various shapes onto colored paper or fabric, then cut out and glue onto card paper). Glue on glitter and/or other decorations.
STEP 3: Fold the sheet of paper or foil paper in even accordion-style folds and staple at the top.
STEP 4: Glue the bodice onto the top of the skirt.
STEP 5: Glue the head onto the bodice.
STEP 6: Glue the arms onto the back of the ornament. At this point, she looks more like a goddess than a Valkyrie, doesn’t she?
STEP 7: Glue wings onto the back and sword in hand. Glue a looped ribbon or string onto the back for hanging.