Posted by: ad65shorty | July 13, 2009

Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cone

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month? This week, as the weather warms up in our neck of the woods, I thought it’d be fun to focus on ice cream! We love, love, love ice cream in our house (and if you ask me what my favorite food is, I would tell you ice cream)!

cone on left--done by 4-year-old; cone on right--done by 2-year-old

cone on left--done by 4-year-old; cone on right--done by 2-year-old

This was such a fun craft for my kids, and when they saw the picture, they begged me for days to do it. It looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it?! We had a blast!

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Supplies:

1 cup shaving cream

1 cup glue

paint (choose a color that looks like your favorite ice cream flavor)

ice cream cone blackline, cut (I got mine here and reduced it 50%)

Activity:

1.  Mix together the shaving cream, glue, and paint until it’s the color you desire (we halved the recipe, and it still gave us way more than we needed!).

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2.  Tape down your ice cream blackline. I find that this trick makes it so the papers don’t “go all over” and they don’t get frustrated. Also, be sure to cover your table well. I didn’t and it was quite a mess to clean up!

3.  Put the paint on the ice cream blackline and let your children finger paint. Make sure they leave it “chunky.” Leave it to dry.

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4.  While it’s drying, have them color the cone blackline.

5.  Let your paint dry for about 24 hours, then put it all together and display in your house!

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