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Beaded DIY Icicle Ornament Craft for Kids

Making Ornament Craft for Kids is one of my favorite Christmas crafts. It’s so fun to decorate our tree with handmade ornaments. This  There are a ton of ideas for kids to make ornaments, this pretty beaded DIY Icicle Ornament is fun, easy-to-make, and helps with fine motor skills too! All you need to make this preschool christmas craft are a few supplies you probably already have at your home – pony beads and pipe cleaners.

Making Ornament Craft for Kids is one of my favorite Christmas crafts. It’s so fun to decorate our tree with handmade ornaments. This  There are a ton of ideas for kids to make ornaments, this pretty beaded DIY Icicle Ornament is fun, easy-to-make, and helps with fine motor skills too! All you need to make this preschool christmas craft are a few supplies you probably already have at your home - pony beads and pipe cleaners.

DIY Icicle Ornament

Children need to strengthen their fine motor skills.  During December and January children from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students will have fun making these easy Christmas crafts for kids to celebrate the holiday season of Christmas and winter cold. This is important for future tasks such as tying shoes, zipping a zipper, feeding themselves, holding a pencil and writing. Creating this Icicle Ornament  helps children strengthen these skills in two ways.

  • Pincer Grip – This is when you use your pointer finger and thumb to pick something up, as you do when you pick up a bead. Children will be doing this exercise over and over with this ornament creation.
  • Pushing The Bead Onto The Pipe Cleaner –  This is fantastic for strengthening various hand muscles. Still using the pincer grip, just in a different way.

Ornament Craft for Kids

Ornament Craft for Kids

Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Pipe Cleaner (also called chenille sticks)
  • Pony Beads

easy christmas crafts for kids

Easy Christmas crafts for kids

Start by creating a loop at the end of one pipe cleaner. This is what creates the ornament loop.
I used a paint bottle to make the pipe cleaner a curly form. This can be done later, but I did it first. It will start to lose its curl as you add beads, but it can be re-adjusted.

Christmas ornaments for preschoolers to make

Christmas ornaments for preschoolers to make

Next, have the children decide if they want to do a pattern with the beads or just put them on as they wish. It doesn’t matter either way, but the pattern for older preschoolers could be even more beneficial for them.

Children will then lace the pipe cleaner with the beads until there is about an inch left on the pipe cleaner. Hook the pipe cleaner up and around the last bead to keep the beads from falling off.

DIY Ornaments for Kids

DIY Ornaments for Kids

That is it. How cute are these preschool Christmas ornament crafts, right?

This is an inexpensive and easy craft that children of all ages can use. This would be great at home, in the classroom or a church function for kids. Plus, they can help fill up the Christmas tree!

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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