Summer Cotton Ball Ice Cream Cone #Kid #Craft
by Natalie from SippyCupMom.com
for Ages 3 and up with Adult Participation and Supervision
My children vary in age, so it's great when I can find a craft all three can participate in together. They loved putting these ice cream cones together and then they played Ice Cream Shop after that!
- Construction Paper
- Poster paint
- White school glue
- Tin foil or wax paper
- Paint brush
25 minutes depending on how much help your children need.
Squirt a bit of poster paint and white glue on tin foil. Also cut small "sprinkles" from other colors and spread on a separate piece of tin foil.
Cut out triangles of brown construction paper, with one rounded side. Draw a waffle cone pattern with the crayons. Tape the waffle cone together. Break up and fluff cotton balls. Scrunch them together and rub them around in the white glue to get them to stick to each other and to the inside of the waffle cone. After spreading the poster paint thin, rub the ice cream cone around in the paint very lightly, coating the cotton balls. Dab the top in the sprinkles and you are ready to go!
This craft is a lot of fun, but very messy! Make sure you have plenty of tin foil or wax paper to protect surfaces from glue and paint. This would be a fun play date activity or a party craft for birthdays. This craft builds fine motor skills for all ages, and encourages your children to be creative. Add a red pom pom as a cherry! Get paper cartons and make an ice cream sundae!
I love crafting, scrapbooking, drawing, jewelry making, soap making and cake decorating. And now I have three silly little helpers to assist in these projects! My oldest is a bubbly, artistic girl, the middle child is a sweet little boy who draws rocket ships and race cars and the youngest divides her time between actually coloring and attempting to eat the crayons! I share my fun crafting adventures on the Sippy Cup Mom blog in my "Make It Pretty Wednesdays" segment. In addition to this, we write about life with kids, travel, reviews, giveaways and much more!