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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

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

Bubble wrap craft

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

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

Ice cream crafts for preschoolers

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

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

Ice cream crafts for preschoolers

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.

Ice Cream Addition Task Cards Ice Cream Pattern Cards

Ice Cream Printables

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Ice Cream Activities

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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.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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