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Ice Cream Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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!

Read our step-by-step directions or watch our video tutorial to see how to make this easy summer DIY and see all of our fun summer crafts for kids.

Ice Cream Paper Craft

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It’s super simple to create since there are only a few steps and not a lot of cutting. This makes it great for making with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children.

Download the free printable template and make it at home, at daycare, or in the classroom.

Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the 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!

hands holding ice cream craft template

First, encourage your child to 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.

hands gluing on melting ice cream top

Next, guide your child to grab the eyes and glue them in the center of the ice cream, just below the drip marks.

hands gluing on eyes to paper popsicle craft

Now, help your child to use the black marker to draw a small smile just beneath the eyes.

hands drawing smile onto paper popsicle with black sharpie

Finally, place the ice cream stick on the bottom of the ice cream base and glue it to the backside.

hands gluing on popsicle stick to paper popsicle craft

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

pink paper popsicle craft on marble background

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.

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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

Creating is often seen as a frivolous activity, but it can actually be quite beneficial for kids. From helping promote fine motor skills to expressing their creative side, there are so many reason to let your kids create!

Here are some fun ideas to try:

Mermaid Headband Craft – Making a mermaid headband is a fun and easy project for kids of all ages. You can use colored cardstock paper or white paper that your child can color in themselves.

Little ones will have so much fun pretending to be a mermaid with this cute headband! It’s also the perfect project for a themed birthday party or playdate.

Ice Cream Handprint Craft – This easy ice cream handprint activity is the perfect activity for kids to cool down and have some fun. All you need is some paper and a few simple supplies to make this fun project.

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Campfire Art Project – Camping + Art = Fun! This easy and unique project is perfect for a June activity. All you need are some watercolors, a paintbrush, a piece of paper, and our free template.

Paper Plate Sun Craft – Summer time is the perfect time for this sun project! 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. Grab your paper plates and get ready for some crafty morning fun!

Summer Activities For Kids

Everyone loves ice cream! It’s the perfect treat for hot summer days, and it comes in so many delicious flavors.

But did you know that it 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 fun activity to keep your little ones entertained and learning, print out some pirate color by number printables!

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These ice cream worksheets are full of fun and learning! Kids can learn to recognize the letter ‘I,’ complete patterns, and practice their handwriting skills.

They’re a creative way to keep them engaged and learning during the sunny season! Print them out for an easy prep activity that’ll have your kids asking for more!

There are many different ways to keep your kids active and entertained during the warmer months. These summer fine motor printables are perfect for helping kids develop their hand and finger muscles while having fun! Your little ones will dot, cut, and trace their way to stronger fine motor skills with these simple worksheets.

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Share With Us

Did you make this activity with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s project 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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Ice Cream Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this super simple and fun ice cream craft for kids this summer! It's great for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Ice Cream template

Instructions

  1. Download the free ice cream template, print, and cut out the pieces.
  2. 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.
  3. Grab the eyes and glue them in the center of the ice cream, just below the drip marks.
  4. Use the black marker to draw a small smile just beneath the eyes.
  5. Place the ice cream stick on the bottom of the ice cream base and glue it to the backside.

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Christina

Sunday 9th of June 2024

Love this Idea! Thank you for all your Ideas.

Sam

Monday 10th of June 2024

You're welcome! Thanks for being a reader!

Chionia

Thursday 16th of May 2024

Hello. thank you for your beautiful ideas.

Sam

Thursday 16th of May 2024

Hi! You're welcome and thank you!!!

glenda lyn Caparrros

Thursday 21st of March 2024

hello can i have a template please of the ice cream craft for kids

Sam

Friday 22nd of March 2024

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Carien

Monday 11th of March 2024

Hi, Can you please mail met the ice cream craft! Love it

Sam

Monday 11th of March 2024

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Angelaura

Tuesday 1st of August 2023

How Can I get this template?

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