How to Make Kids' Necklaces

Ice Cream Cone Necklace

Ice cream cones make a fun necklace.
Ice cream cones make a fun necklace.

Here's an ice cream cone you can wear! With this wearable craft activity, you'll learn how to fashion your own ice cream cone necklace -- a sweet treat indeed!

How to Make the Ice Cream Cone Necklace

What You'll Need:

  • Box of sugar cones
  • Clear varnish
  • Disposable paintbrush
  • Waxed paper
  • Shoe box with lid
  • Scissors
  • 2-inch craft foam balls
  • Glue
  • Staples
  • Modeling paste
  • Butter knife
  • Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Embroidery thread

Paint sugar cones with varnish inside and out -- have an adult help you, and do this in a well-ventilated area. Lay the cones on waxed paper to dry overnight.

Cut 1-inch holes in the lid of a shoe box, and put the lid back onto the shoe box. This is the stand.

The next day, run glue around the rims of the cones, and carefully press a foam ball onto each one.

Put a tiny bit of glue onto the ends of staples and push one into the top of each ball. Make sure you leave a little room for the embroidery thread cord to pass easily underneath the staple.

Put the cones into the stand until they are dry. Use a butter knife to swirl modeling paste over each foam ball. Make sure not to cover the staples. The modeling paste will make the balls look more like real ice cream. Put the cones back into the stand to dry.

Paint the ice cream in the colors of your favorite flavors. When the paint is dry, thread embroidery thread through the staples to finish your ice cream necklace. These cones are guaranteed to make everybody scream for ice cream!

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