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Bubble Wrap and Puffy Paint Summer Ice Cream Craft for Preschoolers

Nothing says summer like a scoop of delicious, refreshing ice cream! So today we are going to make a super cute ice cream craft that looks almost good enough to eat. You will love that this summer craft includes two kid-favorite techniques in this ice cream craft for preschoolers! Start by making a bubble wrap print to make the cone. Then whip up a batch of our puffy paint ice cream to personalize with your favorite flavor of icecream! This puffy paint craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too!

Nothing says summer like a scoop of delicious, refreshing ice cream! So today we are going to make a super cute ice cream craft that looks almost good enough to eat. You will love that this summer craft includes two kid-favorite techniques in this ice cream craft for preschoolers! Start by making a bubble wrap print to make the cone. Then whip up a batch of our puffy paint ice cream to personalize with your favorite flavor of icecream! This puffy paint craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too!

Ice Cream Craft

There so many fun¬†ice cream crafts you can make with your kids this summertime. From paper plate to tissue paper, edible ice cream playdough to ice cream hand art and more – there are lots of cute¬†ice cream crafts for preschoolers! This¬†puffy paint ice cream project is sure to be a hit with your toddlers, preschoolers kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students.¬† You can personalize the¬†bubble wrap craft to make your favorite type of cone and flavor¬† of ice cream too. So let’s make some memories with a fun¬†summer craft for kids!

ice cream craft idea

puffy paint ice cream craft

Kids will have fun making their own flavor with this ice cream puffy paint recipe. All you need to make this fun ice cream craft for kids are a few simple materials including:

  • bubble wrap (leftover from your latest Amazon delivery works great)
  • brown paint
  • scissors
  • construction paper – tan for cone and other color of your choice for background
  • white elmers glue
  • white shaving cream
  • food coloring
  • sprinkles (optional)

bubble wrap craft

puffy paint ice cream

The first part of this Bubble wrap art project is to make the ice cream cone out of bubble wrap. To do this, you will dip sheet of bubble wrap in brown paint.

bubble wrap print

ice cream craft preschool

Press on tan paper.  Allow the paint to dry and then cut out a cone shape.

Ice cream crafts for preschoolers

ice cream painting

You can make it a triangle on the bottom like a waffle cone or sugar cone or flat at the bottom if you prefer to make a cake cone for your ice cream project.

bubble wrap art project for kids

ice cream crafts

Glue the ice cream cone or cones to a piece of paper. This can be white or any color of construction paper you like.

Puffy Paint Craft

Puffy Paint Craft

Now it’s time to make some non-edible ice cream paint! To make this ice cream puffypaint you will start by mixing equal parts of glue and white shaving cream. Add in food coloring or paint to get the color that represents your flavor (strawberry, chocolate, mint chip, etc) and make scoops of ice cream on top of cone.

Puffy Paint Ice Cream

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Scoop and smoothe the puffy paint on top of each cone to make a scoop, or double scoop of ice cream!  Add some sprinkles if you like. Make your cone or cones different flavors with this simple recipe that can be scaled for one scoop or a whole classroom.

Nothing says summer like a scoop of delicious, refreshing ice cream! So today we are going to make a super cute ice cream craft that looks almost good enough to eat. You will love that this summer craft includes two kid-favorite techniques in this ice cream craft for preschoolers! Start by making a bubble wrap print to make the cone. Then whip up a batch of our puffy paint ice cream to personalize with your favorite flavor of icecream! This puffy paint craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too!   Color Sorting Ice Cream Activity - super cute and clever math activity for toddler, preschool and kindergarten age kids to work on color recognition #preschool #kindergarten #colors ice cream volcano

Ice Cream Activities

If you are looking for more ice cream activities to add to your ice cream theme of summer learning, check these out!

Kids will have fun practicing building uppercase letters using crafts sticks and these summer printables to make popsicle stick letters! This hands-on alphabet activity uses popsicle stick template to create letters from A to Z. This popsicle stick alphabet is a great way for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to pratice. Simply print pdf file with popsicle stick printables free and you are ready to play and learn with summer activities for preschoolers. free printable ice cream playdough mats will help your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students practice letter recognition while working on their fine motor skills. This summer activities for preschool helps kids trace lowercase letters, form letters, begin to identify beginning sounds, and trace words too. Simply print pdf file with ice cream printables and you are ready for this hands-on alphabet ice cream activity for preschoolers. free-ice-cream-cone-alphabet-tracing Popsicle Phonics Alphabet Puzzles

Ice Cream Printables

Ice Cream Addition Task Cards Ice Cream Pattern Cards FREE Shape Ice Cream Playdough Mats - super cute hands-on math activity for preschoolers, toddler, and kindergarten age kids to sneak in some summer learning. These playdough mats are free! #preschool #shapes #playdoughmats Help kids learn to make their numbers with these super cute, summer themed, playdough number mats. These ice cream printables help children practice making numerals, tracing numbers, learning number words, and more! This ice cream worksheets preschool are prefect for pre-k, kindergarten, and toddler age children. This ice cream activity is a great hands-on learning activity for kids to do at home, for busy bags, or in the car during a family road trip. Simply print ice cream math activity and you are ready to play and learn!

Ice Cream Worksheets

Ice Cream Math

Looking for more fun ways to learn this summer with popsicle themed activities? You will love these free printables:

Celebrate summer with these adorable, FREE printable Summer Hat Crafts or enjoy these NO PREP Free Summer Number Worksheets for Preschoolers that teach counting, writing numbers, missing numbers, number order, and more with a fun summer twist.

stained glass art for kids pastas Flower Crafts for Kids Delphinium egg carton craft   Spring is here and that means that the butterflies have returned to delight both young and old with their graceful flight and beautiful wings. Celebrate these beautiful animlas with a fun butterfly craft for kids. This simple butterfly art project uses bowtie pasta to make the butterflies. This pasta craft for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners is sure to be a hit! 

Summer Craft

Looking for more summer crafts for kids? You will love these cute summer crafts for preschoolers!

chromatography flowers grass head activity for kindergarten Spring is a great time to dive into this beautiful and fun spring science project! This flower science experiment is an flower craft, flower activity, and flower science all mixed into one amazing Flower STEM activity! This flower activity for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade allows children to make and grow their own flower crystals. This is a fun spring activity for kids! rainbow-in-a-jar-density-experiment

Summer Science

Check out these outrageously FUN spring science experiments for kids:

Whip up a cute ice cream craft that uses both bubble wrap prints and ice cream puffy paint for a FUN summer craft for preschoolers.

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  1. I feel like this is a stupid question, but can these be sent home or do they get tossed immediately b/c of the shaving foam? I’m new to preK arts and crafts and I’ve not used shaving cream before (as an art supply) so I don’t know how long or if it keeps?

    Thanks much!

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