Ice Cream Cones
Bead Colors Needed:
- Light Pink - 304
- Bubblegum - 92
- Light Green - 117
- Tan - 394
- Light Brown - 224
- White - 279
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Hot glue gun
Download the PDF for the Ice Cream Cones Project Pattern. You will use the large square and small circle pegboards for your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place the beads for the project.
Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Before you fuse, please note:
- Fuse the cone part of the project on one side only. Wait a few seconds until the beads are slightly cooled to touch with your hands, then curl the piece into a cone shape. Hold it until cool. Then ask an adult to help gluing the cone edges together with a hot glue gun. Being careful not to touch the hot glue, again hold the cone firmly until the glue has cooled.
- You should fuse the ice cream pieces on both sides.
Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: Peppermint Swirl: Build up your ice cream starting with the largest circles. Stack the 2 circles aligning the green beads, then rotate the top circle one bead to the left. Secure with hot glue. Repeat the same process for the other layers. Glue one white bead to the very top to finish.
Chunky Strawberry: Assemble the ice cream in a similar way as the Peppermint Swirl, but rotate the circles randomly for each size circle to create the “chunks”. Glue one light pink bead to the very top to finish.
Glue the stacked ice creams to the top of the cones.