These beaded icicle ornaments are so sparkly and pretty! They are super easy for kids of all ages to make and only require a few simple supplies. This is a great Christmas ornament craft that kids will love to make.
If you are looking for more Christmas projects to make take a look at our collection of creative Christmas arts and crafts for more fun ideas!
Kids can easily choose their own color combinations for the icicles, you don’t have to stick with the clear and blue beads that we used.
Pink, purple, silver or gold color combinations would also look nice. Or use a rainbow of colors for beautiful multi-colored icicles!
We love making ornaments for our Christmas tree and to give to family and friends as gifts. Take a look at these colorful paper straw wreath ornaments and these adorable gingerbread house ornaments for more great ideas!
Create your own beaded icicle ornaments
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- Clear and blue colored beads in different sizes.
We used glass beads that I got at the craft store, these look similar and come in lots of different colors.
You can also use Swarovski crystal beads or try transparent plastic beads if you are making this with a class or large group although these only come in one size.
- Large iridescent sequins – you want to make sure the sequin holes are big enough for your wire to fit through.
- 26 gauge beading wire
- Beading wire cutters and pliers
- Ribbon or string
Instructions to make your icicle craft
1. First, decide on the color of beads and sequins you are going to use and put them into small dishes to make it easier for kids to reach for.
We used clear and blue glass beads and clear pearly large sequins, but kids can choose any color combinations they like.
Our beads came in different sizes, I like how the different sizes look in our ornaments, it gives them a unique quality, but you can choose to use the same size of beads if you like.
2. Next, cut your wire to size. Decide on how long you want your icicles to be, remembering that they will be folded in half when you are done beading.
Take one end of your wire and bend it so the beads won’t fall off when kids are stringing them.
3. Let kids string the beads and sequins onto the metal wire. I like how a random pattern looks when stringing beads, especially with the different sized beads, but kids can choose to string them however they like.
Make sure to leave enough room at the end of your wire to twist both wires together.
4. Once kids have finished stringing their beads, fold the wire in half. Twist the wires together at the top and trim off some of the excess wire.
Bend the ends of the wire in towards the beads with your beading pliers so the sharp ends aren’t sticking out.
5. Twist the two halves of your ornament together to make the icicle.
6. Tie on a piece of ribbon or string at the top of your ornament.
I love how these ornaments look hanging on a Christmas tree, they are so pretty and sparkly! This is such a fun and easy ornament craft that kids will love to make.
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- Glass beads in various sizes
- Large iridescent sequins
- 26 gauge beading wire
- Ribbon or string
- Beading pliers and wire cutters
- Put your beads and sequins into small dishes.
- Cut your wire to your desired length, remember you will be folding your icicle in half when you are done beading.
Bend one end of the wire so the beads won't fall off as kids are stringing on their beads.
- Let kids string on the beads and sequins using a random pattern.
We used clear and blue glass beads, but kids can choose to use other colors if they like.
- When they have finished stringing on their beads, fold everything in half.
- Twist the wires together at the top and cut off the excess. Use beading pliers to bend the sharp ends of the wires in towards the beads so nothing is sticking out.
- Have kids twist the two halves together to create the icicle.
- Tie on a ribbon or string at the top.