The angel tree-topper in this video was a fun, fast project. She’s made out of cardboard, plaster cloth, and home-made air-dry clay. You could replace the plaster cloth with traditional paper mache, using paper strips and paste, and you could replace the air-dry clay with paper mache clay, if you prefer it.
This is the pattern I used for the wings and arms. Feel free to use this pattern, or draw your own. If you make an angel, or any other paper mache decoration for the holidays, I’d love to see it.