Ice Cream Craft
- Tissue paper, several colors
- Colored paper
- Hole-punch and/or mini craft punches
- Cotton balls
- Glue (optional)
Ice Cream Cone Additional Materials
- Brown construction paper
- Scotch or double-sided tape
- Plate or other circular object for tracing
How-To Make a Sundae
- Bunch a piece of tissue paper into a tight ball and place it in the bowl.
- Repeat with other colors to make as many ice cream scoops as you like.
- Gently pull apart a few cotton balls to make the whipped cream. Younger children may need help with this part. Of course it is OK if it ends up in pieces — it’s an opportunity to use glue!
- Place the cotton on top of the tissue balls. Glue in place if desired.
- Use the paper punches to create sprinkles.
- Drizzle glue over the sundae to hold the sprinkle confetti in place. We used glitter glue left over from Halloween which was sparkly and fun.
- Sprinkle the confetti on top of the sundae.
Parents may need to prep these materials for younger children and will likely need to help with the taping. I cut out the cone patterns ahead of time and helped with the taping for my 2-year-old.
- Trace approximately 1/4 of a circle on the brown construction paper. I used a dinner plate.
- Cut the shape out.
- Roll the paper into a cone and tape it.
- Add double-sided tape or make tape rolls and apply to the inside of the cone.
- Bunch the tissue paper to make a scoop of ice cream and place it in the cone.
- For extra scoops, add double-sided tape or tape rolls to the top of the scoop on the cone and then add the next scoop.
- To make the completed project more durable, add glue to key junction points and leave to dry.
Here is the finished product, made entirely by my 4-year-old: