For the 5-6 grade I did not do the simple snowmen I did with the younger kids. For the older students I did a project from two years ago, that remains one of my favorites. It is an ornament made out of sheet music formed into an angel.
I made a template with downloaded sheet music, but you can just photocopy some sheet music or download from the internet. I used "Angels We have Heard on High." Form your sheet music into cones about 3 inches tall with a small hole at the top.
Other items needed:
shiny pipe cleaners
little jingle bells
small flesh colored wood beads. Use Sharpie to put face on.
Small 2-3" shiny or white doilies
This is what you do:
1. After cones are built, twist a jingle bell on end of pipe cleaner
2. Insert pipe cleaner up from bottom of cone thru "neck hole"
3. Put bead "head" on pipe cleaner
4. Wrap pipe cleaner around finger and twist once or twice to make halo and keep bead on.
5. Use rest of pipe cleaner as hook.
6. Glue half-folded doiley to back of cone as wings
7. Add glitter to bottom of skirt and/or buttons etc.