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Fourth of July Ice Cream Craft For Kids [Free Template]

As the Fourth of July approaches, it’s time to gear up for a day of celebration and patriotic cheer. 

While planning for the festivities, why not keep the little ones entertained with an adorable and engaging craft? 

Kids will eat up this creative Fourth of July Ice Cream Craft adorned with vibrant red, white, and blue scoops of ice cream! This fun project will not only ignite their imagination but also add a touch of sweetness to the occasion. 

Check out our other easy Fourth of July crafts and activities to keep the festive fun going!

4th Of July Preschool Craft

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Gather the necessary supplies, such as colored paper, glue, scissors, and markers, and take a little time to go through each step with our free template. 

With this festive Fourth of July craft, children can show off their skills and embrace the spirit of Independence Day in a deliciously fun way.

Supplies

color cut & paste fourth of July ice cream craft

Directions

Start by downloading the ice cream template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this project to life!

hand holding printed template of ice cream craft

First, encourage your child to start by drawing the waffle lines along the bottom portion of the ice cream cone.

hands using brown marker to make waffle pattern onto cone

Next, guide your child to glue the blue ice cream scoop to the top of the cone.

hands gluing blue ice cream onto cone

Now, take the white ice cream scoop and glue it on top of the blue scoop.

hands gluing white ice cream on top of blue ice cream

Finally, help your child to glue the red ice cream scoop to the top of the white scoop.

hands gluing red ice cream on top of white ice cream

Be sure to check out our summer crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

hand holding finished ice cream craft

Activities For Kids

Fourth Of July Ideas For Kids

Celebrate the 4th of July with some exciting crafts and activities kids of all ages (and skill levels) will enjoy! Get them engaged to inspire patriotism and learning in creative ways!

We have lots of ideas that are kid approved to make this Independence Day a memorable and educational experience.

To get you started on the patriotic fun, we’ve listed some of our favorite Fourth of July craft and activity ideas below.

two examples of finished ice cream craft

Fourth Of July Books For Kids

The world is constantly changing, and parenting techniques have evolved with it. One method that has stood the test of time is reading books with your kids.

By sharing a story with your child you are stimulating their imagination and creativity. Reading also helps with cognitive development, as it exercises memory, concentration, and language skills.

See below for some of our top books for kids about the 4th of July.

The Before The Fourth Of July – If your kids are fans of The Night Before Christmas, they’ll love this patriotic version that follows a family’s day through Independence Day!

What Does it Mean To Be American? – This book is a wonderful look into the characteristics that make an American citizen. It’s an easy read for young kids are will get their minds thinking.

My Fourth of July – Kids will love this story that details all the classic activities Americans do on the Fourth of July! It’s sure to bring back the nostalgia of being a kid on Independence Day.

hand holding ice cream craft with another example in the background

Fourth Of July Crafts For Kids

Crafting provides endless opportunities for fun and learning, so be sure to add in some fun patriotic crafts this Independence Day!

We’ve included a list of fun and easy crafts to get you started below.

Eagle Paper Cup Craft – It’s time to let your child’s imagination take flight when they make this fun eagle craft! Little kids will have so much fun working on their fine motor skills, and you’ll love adding the finished product to your patriotic decorations! It’s also a great craft to include in any patriotic lesson or lesson on birds, so soar on over to check it out.

Patriotic Gnome Craft – Kids will dress up their own gnomes in red, white, and blue for a fun and creative way to decorate for the upcoming holiday! All you need is a few craft supplies and our free template to chill with the gnomies! This is a great Fourth of July craft for both younger and older kids to enjoy.

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Popsicle Stick Statue of Liberty Craft – Kids will be able to create their own Lady Liberty masterpiece with some popsicle sticks! As they create this iconic symbol of freedom, they’ll have a chance to learn about the Statue of Liberty. Don’t miss out on this fun art project!

Handprint Uncle Sam Craft – This awesome activity has kids making another fun craft with their own handprints. It’s a fun and interactive way for them to show their patriotic spirit while showing off their skills and creativity. Grab a few materials to create our country’s favorite uncle, Uncle Sam. It would also make a great addition to your kid’s Fourth of July parade!

Fourth Of July Activities For Kids

Let’s get some learning in with these 4th of July Worksheets! These Independence Day themed worksheets will have kids working on letter recognition, handwriting practice, and pattern recognition.

Kids will learn that F is for flags and fireworks as they follow the letters through the maze and practice writing them with the help of the dashed lines.

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Do you have some little detectives looking for a fun search? Get them ready for some exciting detective work over the holiday with these 4th of July I Spy printables.

They’ll be on the search for patriotic items when they play this I Spy game. They’ll have a blast finding and counting all the objects, plus it’s a great way to enhance their observation skills! This activity would also be fantastic fun for the whole family and an easy way to spend quality time together on the 4th of July.

This collection of patriotic color by numbers will be a hit with your little patriots! Coloring is a fun activity, and these sheets give kids a chance to work on number and color recognition.

By using the key at the bottom of each page, they’ll match the correct color and numbers together to reveal 7 different patriotic illustrations. And the best part? They’re a simple way to keep little hands busy while you prepare for your Fourth of July celebration!

single example of finished ice cream craft

These Independence Day pom pom mats are a hands-on activity that your preschoolers will have a blast doing.

Kids will use pom poms to fill in the patriotic illustrations to practice counting and hone their fine motor control.  Download and print this great activity to celebrate the holiday in an educational way!

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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hand holding ice cream craft with another example in the background

Fourth Of July Ice Cream Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids will eat up this fun Fourth of July Ice Cream Craft adorned with vibrant red, white, and blue scoops of ice cream!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Ice cream template

Instructions

  1. Download the ice cream template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by drawing the waffle lines along the bottom portion of the ice cream cone.
  3. Start by gluing the blue ice cream scoop to the top of the cone.
  4. Next, take the white ice cream scoop and glue it to the top of the blue scoop.
  5. Finish up by gluing the red ice cream scoop to the top of the white scoop.

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Fourth Of July Ice Cream Craft Template

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Kiana

Tuesday 11th of July 2023

Hi thanks for your carfts just that there is a problem with the website i couldn't find the button of *i want this* why??

Dayana

Monday 3rd of July 2023

I think this is a great activity

Sam

Monday 3rd of July 2023

Why, thank you!

Sue

Monday 3rd of July 2023

This is a cute idea. Will be using for my class. Thank you!

Sam

Monday 3rd of July 2023

Oh, yay! So glad you like it. You’re welcome!

Brianna

Sunday 2nd of July 2023

Thank you!

Sam

Monday 3rd of July 2023

YOu’re welcome!

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