Yay, for summer! The kids are out of school and looking for things to do.
If you’re like us, you’re always on the lookout for fun crafts that will help fill up some of that free time.
And what says summer better than a big scoop of ice cream?
This easy ice cream handprint craft is the perfect activity for a hot day, and it also makes a great keepsake. All you need is some construction paper, scissors, glue, and our free template.
Download it and make it with your kids this summer! Also, be sure to check out all of our ice cream activities for more fun ideas.
Ice Cream Paper Craft
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Ice cream template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the ice cream template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the ice cream cone and use a brown marker to draw horizontal and vertical lines to make it look like a waffle cone.
Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out. Position the handprint with the fingers down, then glue the chocolate syrup to the base of the hand.
Next, glue the eyes to the middle of the palm, one on each side.
Use a black marker to draw a smile just under the eyes.
Glue the cherry to the top and middle of the hand. Optionally: Cut a small sliver of brown or black paper and glue it to the back of the cherry to look like the stem.
Finish by gluing the handprint, fingers down onto the top of the cone.
Isn’t this such a cute handprint craft? It might be our new favorite!
More Summer Ideas
Summer is the perfect time to explore, learn new things, and have fun! And what better way to do all of those things than with a summer-themed unit study?
Unit studies are a great way to engage kids in learning, and there are so many different ways to make them tailored to your child’s interests. Read on below for our favorite ideas and you’ll be ready in a snap!
Summer Books For Kids
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.
Summer Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great way for kids to express their creativity, work on fine motor skills, and spend time with family. Parents often worry that crafting is messy and expensive, but there are plenty of low-mess, low-cost crafts that kids will love.
So don’t be afraid to get crafty – your kids will thank you for it! Try adding in some of these popular summer craft ideas:
Mermaid Headband Craft – Mermaids have always been a source of fascination, and now kids can bring them to life with this easy paper mermaid craft. All you need is some construction paper, scissors, and glue, and your little one will be ready to make a splash.
Paper Plate Crab Craft – This cute and bright crab craft for kids is the perfect summertime activity! Kids will have so much fun painting, cutting, and gluing their very own crab. It’s a great way to keep little ones entertained on a summer day.
Handprint Campfire Craft – One of the best things about summer is being able to sit around a campfire and have fun. If you can’t make it out to the campsite, though, don’t worry! You can still enjoy summer with this cute campfire craft!
Torn Watermelon Craft -Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit. Delicious, refreshing, and oh-so-sweet, it’s no wonder that watermelon is such a popular choice for summer picnics and barbecues. And what could be more fun than making your own watermelon craft? This easy torn paper watermelon craft is the perfect activity for kids of all ages.
Summer is a great time for kids to learn and have fun! These summer do a dot printables are a great way for kids to work on fine motor skills, letter recognition, patterns, and counting. They are also no prep, so all you need to do is print and go! These printables are perfect for summertime learning!
Kids love sharks! And what’s not to love? They’re big, they’re powerful, and they’re fascinating creatures. So it’s no surprise that these shark color by number printables are a hit with kids. Not only are they fun to color, but they also allow kids to practice holding crayons properly and develop number recognition skills.
Summer Fun For Kids
Camping is a great opportunity for kids to explore the great outdoors and have some fun. But what if you’re stuck at home? With this camping play dough kit, they can explore their creativity while enjoying some sensory play.
When it’s hot outside and you’re feeling a little bit melt-y, there’s nothing better than a cold, delicious ice cream cone. And what could make that icy treat even sweeter? Wearing a cute ice cream bracelet, of course! This fun bracelet is the perfect accessory for any little girl who loves ice cream.
This mermaid fairy garden kit comes with everything your kids need to create their very own magical garden, complete with miniature mermaid and other small figurines including duck, turtle, ladybug and more. It’s a fun activity to make and a cute decoration for their room.
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More Summer Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Ice cream template
- Download the ice cream template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the ice cream cone and use a brown marker to draw horizontal and vertical lines to make it look like a waffle cone.
- Trace your child's hand onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out. Position the handprint with the fingers down, then glue the chocolate syrup to the base of the hand.
- Next, glue the eyes to the middle of the palm, one on each side.
- Use a black marker to draw a smile just under the eyes.
- Glue the cherry to the top and middle of the hand. Optionally: Cut a small sliver of brown or black paper and glue it to the back of the cherry to look like the stem.
- Finish by gluing the handprint, fingers down onto the top of the cone.