To make your folded paper icicles all you need to do is print the pattern onto white or coloured paper and then follow the folding instructions below.
We made our folded paper icicle craft in lots of different pastel colours and added a touch of sparkly glitter too. They look fantastic on our wishing tree and they’d be super hung on the Christmas tree too! So frosty looking and pretty!
I love crafting with the kids on long dark evenings, there is something about it that feels so homely and cosy isn’t there. You can look at our other favourite Winter crafts here for your own inspiration. We think these homemade icicles look fabulous hanging with our 3D Paper Snowflakes and Button Snowflakes.
If you fancy some icicle art rather than icicle craft then take a peek at Icicle Drip Painting from Things To Share and Remember.
Folded Paper Icicle Craft Tutorial
Supplies To Make 3D Paper Icicles
- Free Printable Icicle Craft Template ( Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
- Coloured or White Printer Paper
- Glitter Twine
- Sticky Tape
How To Make Pretty Folded Paper Icicles
1 – Print the Free Folded Paper Icicle Craft Template onto paper. (Get yours at the bottom of this tutorial.) You can choose any colour you like. We chose wintery pastel colours.
2 – Cut out two thin triangles for each icicle.
3 – Slightly overlapping, glue the wide ends of the triangles together so they are perpendicular to each other.
4 – Turn them over and position one triangle pointing up and one triangle pointing right. Fold the triangle that’s pointing up over the other triangle so that it is now pointing down.
5 – Turn the paper triangles a quarter of a turn anticlockwise so that the lower triangle is now pointing up. Fold it down over the other triangle. Keep repeating step 4 and 5.
6 – You will be building a stretchy, tapering, concertina structure. Keep going until you run out of paper and then glue the two thin ends together.
7 – You will now be able to stretch your folded paper icicle open and shut.
8 – Fold the wide end of the icicle upwards to make a triangle.
9 – Cut a short length of glittery twine. Tape it into a loop on the top triangle of the icicle.
10 – If you want to you can add glitter to your paper icicle craft too.
11 – We added silver glitter to the edge of all our coloured icicles. Watch the video to see the trick to do this really easily.
12 – Now you can hang your folded paper icicle craft onto your Christmas tree or a Winter Wishing Tree. We love our wishing tree and decorate it with different things as we move through the seasons. It’s been one of my best buys.
Print the Instructions To 3D Paper Icicles Below: