If you’re looking for a fun winter craft that’s a bit outside of the box, try these fun plastic icicle ornaments made from clear plastic cups. Kids will love making these and they will give your winter classroom a cool, icy look until it’s time to decorate for Valentine’s Day!
Getting the Icicle Ornaments from Recycled Cups Ready
You will need:
- Clear plastic cups
- Clear glue
- Hole punch
Cutting the plastic is a bit tricky, so I advise doing this part in advance. Cut the cups in half like in the picture, then cut triangles out of the plastic. I cut them at sort of a jagged angle to look more like icicles.
You’ll also want to punch holes into the icicles yourself, as that is pretty challenging for kids to do. It took my whole weight to punch through the plastic. You’ll probably want to test a cup before getting to far, as some types of plastic might break. The cups I used didn’t break though, and worked wonderfully for this craft. I believe the cups I used were clear Solo cups.
Get Ready for the Icicle Ornaments
Doing the Icicle Ornaments
Cup up your icicles and punch out a hole from each one in advance. Let each child decorate 3 or 4.
Lay the icicles onto a piece of paper to prevent glue and glitter from getting everywhere.
Show the kids how to zig zag the glue across the icicle.
Sprinkle various colors of blue and white glitter onto the icicles. Let dry.
When the icicles are dry, string them up and hang them across a classroom window, by a bulletin board, or across the entire classroom!
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