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Paper Plate Ice Cream Craft [Free Template]

Ah, summer – a time filled with sunshine, laughter, and, of course, ice cream! What’s your favorite – a scoop of classic vanilla, chocolate, mint, or something like rainbow sherbet? Whatever flavor you prefer, nothing beats the cool sweetness of ice cream on a hot summer day.

You know that feeling of happiness ice cream brings you? This craft will do the same! Make this summer extra sweet with our paper plate ice cream craft! It’s a simple and cute project that promises scoops of fun.

Explore a world of creativity with even more paper plate crafts! From farm animals to favorite characters, there’s no limit to what you can create with a simple paper plate as your canvas.

DIY Ice Cream Craft

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Paper plate crafts are a great way to encourage creativity, improve fine motor skills, and foster imagination. Plus, they’re budget friendly and require minimal cleanup – a win-win for both kids and parents!

Ready to dive into this deliciously fun craft? Download our free template and gather up just a few basic supplies along with a trusty paper plate. Your little ones can whip up their own scrumptious ice cream creations in no time.

Supplies

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.

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Now, it’s time to grab a paper plate and some brown paint. Tell your kids they’re going to transform this ordinary plate into an extraordinary waffle cup. Apply 1-2 thin coats of brown paint together.

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Once your paint is dry, show your kids how to trace the template on top of the paper plate and cut it. Then, use the black marker and let them draw diagonal lines to mimic the waffle cone texture.

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With the cone ready, it’s time to attach it to the bottom of the ice cream piece. Help your kids spread glue and place it just right.

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Guide your children in gluing the mouth just above the cone.

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Attach the tongue at the bottom of the mouth and glue it in place.

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Then, with the eyes glued above and on either side of the mouth, your kids will see their ice cream friend come to life.

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No masterpiece is complete without a cherry on top. Let your kids pick their cherry piece and glue it atop their ice cream.

hand gluing the cherry of paper plate ice cream craft template

Finally, it’s sprinkle time! Cut out sprinkle shapes with your kids and let them decorate the top of their ice cream with a burst of color.

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Isn’t it simple and easy to make? Check out our other cool summer crafts to keep them entertained!

More Summer Activities For Kids

Summer Ideas

Summer is the best time to fill days with fun crafts, educational activities, and favorite books!

They’re a great way to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun. Check out our selection of summer-inspired ideas below, and be sure to save the ones that resonate most with your kiddos for endless summer fun!

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 Themed Crafts For Kids

Shark Name Craft – Kids will love personalizing this cool shark craft while mastering spelling and letter recognition. Our customizable template and simple instructions make crafting with your kids a breeze.  This activity promises fin-tastic fun for everyone!

Cactus Paper Cup Craft – This craft is looking sharp! Take a plain ole paper cup and turn it into a desert beauty. Get a head start on this craft by downloading our free template. It’s ideal for exploring topics like plants or desert landscapes!

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Easy Jellyfish Craft – Let’s dive into a quick and easy jellyfish craft! No fancy supplies are needed, so this paper craft is perfect for preschoolers, pre-K, and kindergarten children. It’s a fantastic way to engage young ones in creative fun and spark their imagination under the sea!

Pirate Monkey Craft – Ahoy, mateys! Set sail on an adventure with this pirate monkey! This activity is perfect for your little animal loving pirates. Spark their imagination as they concoct tales of high-sea adventures featuring their new pirate monkey.

Summer Printable Activities

Get ready for buckets of learning fun with our summer worksheets perfect for preschoolers! Dive into handwriting practice with the letter S, navigate through a challenging letter S maze, and learn pattern recognition skills with our summer themed patterns worksheet.

After a day of outdoor adventures, these engaging activities offer a great transition into learning while embracing the joys of summer in a cute and fun way.

Explore the wonders of the season with our summer color by number printables! Kids do more than just coloring with these activities – they promote cognitive development by enhancing number recognition and color identification skills in a fun and engaging way.

Set sail into creativity as kids bring to life summer staples like sandcastles, watermelons, beach balls, sailboats, and more. Kids will enhance their fine motor skills with each numbered space they fill in!

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Ready for some delicious fun with our ice cream matching game printables? Kids play by collecting as many ice creams as they can by matching pairs of cards. Players take turns flipping over two cards at a time, aiming to find matching flavors.

It’s a fun challenge that enhances visual memory, encourages taking turns, and boosts concentration skills. With each scoop matched, families enjoy quality bonding time and friendly competition. Print out the game and treat your family to some sweet, memory building fun!

Document kids’ favorite things about summer with this summer printable book! Kids will go on a journey through the season, exploring fun filled activities and sunny adventures. With two versions available, they can choose between pre-typed text or fill in the blanks and practice writing the word “like.”

As they color the illustrations on each page, they’ll get to use their creativity and bring the book to life!

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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!

Activities For Kids

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Paper Plate Ice Cream Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

 Make this summer extra sweet with our paper plate ice cream craft! It’s a simple and cute project that promises scoops of fun.

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Brown Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker
  • Ice Cream template

Instructions

  1. Download the ice cream template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint the paper plate with 1-2 thin coats of brown paint. Let dry completely.
  3. Trace the waffle bowl template on top of the paper plate and cut it out. Use a black marker to draw diagonal lines along both parts of the cone to create the waffle cone design.
  4. Next, attach the cone to the bottom of the ice cream and glue it in place.
  5. Glue the mouth just above the cone.
  6. Position the tongue at the bottom of the mouth and glue it in place.
  7. Take the eyes and glue them above and on either side of the ice cream’s mouth.
  8. Attach the cherry on top of the ice cream using glue.
  9. Finish up by cutting out sprinkles and gluing them to the top of the ice cream section.

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