What’s more refreshing than ice cream on a hot summer day?
We’ll answer for you and say pretty much nothing, which is why we made this easy ice cream craft that’s perfect for making in the summer!
It’s super simple to create since there are only a few steps and not a lot of cutting. This makes it great for crafting with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children.
Download the free printable template and make it at home, at daycare, or in the classroom.
Read our step-by-step directions or watch our video tutorial to see how to make this easy summer craft and see all of our fun summer crafts for kids.
Ice Cream Craft For Preschool
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Ice Cream template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the free ice cream template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Take the melting top part of the ice cream and glue it to the top of the ice cream base. Trim off any excess paper.
Grab the eyes and glue them in the center of the ice cream, just below the drip marks.
Use the black marker to draw a small smile just beneath the eyes.
Place the ice cream stick on the bottom of the ice cream base and glue to the backside.
That’s it! Isn’t that one of the simplest summer crafts you’ve seen?!
We love that it’s so simple because it makes it super easy to make with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children.
This ice cream craft is also great because kids can customize the colors and make them completely unique and fun!
Summer Ideas For Kids
Summertime is upon us yet again and while that might mean days by the pool and cookouts with friends, but for parents it can also feel like the never-ending search for ways to keep the kiddos busy.
If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, never fear! We’ve got a few suggestions that are sure to engage your child’s mind, help them learn something new, and most importantly – get them off screens.
Read on below to find the best ideas for your children.
Kids’ Summer Books
Let’s face it, parents are busy. They’re working, taking care of the house, cooking, and trying to keep their kids from being on screens all day. It’s no wonder that reading aloud to their children is often the last thing on their minds.
But here’s the thing: reading aloud to your kids is so important! Not only does it promote language development and literacy skills, but it also helps to foster a love of reading. And let’s be honest, what parent doesn’t want their child to love reading?
Sneak in a book or two this week with these fun suggestions:
How To Catch A Mermaid is the summer version of the classic “How To Catch” series! It’s perfect for mermaid fans and summer lovers alike!
Gorilla Loves Vanilla is all about, you guessed it – ice cream! This silly book will have kids laughing and asking for you to read it again and again.
Goodnight Pirate is a fun bedtime book to read to kids all summer long! They’ll love the illustrations, story, and rhyming words.
Kids’ Summer Art & Crafts
Crafting is often seen as a frivolous activity, but it can actually be quite beneficial for kids.
For one thing, it helps to develop fine motor skills. Cutting, gluing, and sewing all require a certain degree of dexterity, and kids who engage in crafting activities on a regular basis will likely see an improvement in their motor skills over time.
Crafting can also be a great way to encourage creativity and self-expression. Kids who are used to being creative with their craft projects will be more likely to approach other areas of their life with a sense of imagination and innovation.
Finally, crafting can be a great way for kids to wind down after a long day at school or camp. Taking some time to relax and make something beautiful can help reduce stress levels and promote a sense of calm. So next time your child asks to do a craft project, say yes!
Mermaid Headband Craft – Making a mermaid headband is a fun and easy craft for kids of all ages. You can use colored paper or white paper that your child can color in themselves.
Ice Cream Handprint Craft – What’s better than ice cream on a hot day? This easy ice cream handprint craft! It’s the perfect activity for kids to cool down and have some fun. All you need is some paper and a few simple supplies.
Campfire Art Project – Camping + Art = Fun! This easy and unique project is perfect for a summer activity. All you need are some watercolors, a paintbrush, a piece of paper, and our free template.
Paper Plate Sun Craft – Summertime is the perfect time for this sun craft! It’s super easy for young kids and is a great way to practice their scissors skills. Plus, it’s a fun decoration for your home or classroom.
Summer Activities For Kids
Who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s the perfect treat for hot summer days, and it comes in so many delicious flavors. But did you know that ice cream can also be a great way to help your kids practice their cutting skills? That’s right – print out a few of these free ice cream cutting activity pages, and let your little ones have a blast while they work on their fine motor skills.
Arghh matey, there be buried treasure in these here color by number printables! Just kidding, but seriously- these things are amazing for kids. Not only do they help with number recognition, but they also develop fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. And pirates are just plain cool. So if you’re looking for a way to keep your little ones entertained and learning, print out some pirate color by number printables!
More Summer Fun
- This wooden ice cream set is a great way to encourage pretend play!
- Any kids will want this cute “ice cream taster” t-shirt!
- These personalized popsicle holders are fun and help your kids hands stay warm.
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More Summer Activities For Kids
- Download the free ice cream template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Take the melting top part of the ice cream and glue it to the top of the ice cream base. Trim off any excess paper.
- Grab the eyes and glue them in the center of the ice cream, just below the drip marks.
- Use the black marker to draw a small smile just beneath the eyes.
- Place the ice cream stick on the bottom of the ice cream base and glue to the backside.