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Ice Cream Crafts for Kids: 10 Easy and Cool DIY Activities

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These ice cream crafts for kids are super sweet ways to get creative and scoop up some fun.

To help you keep you cool while enjoying craft time with kids, I've gathered our favorite crafts with cute ice cream themes. With easy-to-follow tutorials and a wide range of projects, you'll feel like you're putting the cherry on top of fun kids activities.

Using frugal and common craft supplies, get ready to have a blast with ice cream fun!

RELATED: Have a blast with with these easy rainbow crafts for kids, too!

Four examples of ice cream crafts for kids.

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Maybe you need some cool ideas for DIY ice cream crafts that your kids will love? Perhaps you're getting ready for fun summer activities (or just want to beat the heat) and would like some delicious looking crafts for kids?

Well, you're going to LOVE these easy ice cream crafts for kids!

I ❤️ craft time. And my boys ❤️ ice cream. So, I quickly discovered that if we combined those themes that we could enjoy fantastic times together!

Ice cream is such a great craft theme, tool There are so many possibilities. Scoops or soft-serve. A rainbow of toppings and containers. Plus, you can create your favorite ice cream combinations or play with future delights.

As my boys and I prepare for summer homeschool fun, I started to collect crafts ideas to go with our Ice Cream Unit Study. I wanted to share these crafts with you in case you're planning on similar types of activities.

Supplies for These Ice Crafts for Kids

⭐️ TIP: Before starting any craft project with kids, I recommend that you make sure you have all of the supplies that you'll need for success. Then, gather the materials so you'll be all set!

Here's what I use for these crafts to make with my boys and myself. Use materials that you currently have and fill in the gaps when your budget permits.

  • white glue
  • shaving cream
  • construction paper
  • white cardstock
  • coloring tools (crayons, color pencils, markers)
  • pom poms
  • scissors
  • burlap
  • yarn or string
  • empty egg cartons
  • googly eyes
  • sequins and other small craft pieces (for toppings)
  • can of frosting
  • flour
  • food coloring

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Cool Ways to Extend Your Ice Cream Fun

Books, games, and accessories are brilliant ways to add another scoop of fun to your ice cream time. Here are some of our top picks:

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The Best Ice Cream Crafts for Kids That You'll Love!

This set of 10 ice cream crafts for kids are colorful (and sugar-free) ways to enjoy these sweet treats.

These ice cream crafts are perfect for summer fun, parties, or any time that you want to have DIY fun with ice cream.

Three examples of puffy paint ice cream crafts for kids.

Puffy Paint Ice Cream

Whip up some puffy paint ice cream fun. Your kids can create adorable ice cream cones with just three simple ingredients.

by The Best Ideas for Kids

Woman holding example of ice cream puppet craft.

Ice Cream Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Searching for a cool summer activity that combines fun and learning? This ice cream puppet craft is the answer! Not only will your kids have a blast creating ice cream puppets, but they'll also enhance their fine motor and scissor skills.

by Simple Everyday Mom

5 examples of paper ice cream cone craft.

Ice Cream Cone Craft { Free template }

Making this paper ice cream cone craft is not only a fun activity, but it also allows for endless imaginative play. Whether kids are setting up a pretend ice cream parlor or hosting a pretend party, this ice cream craft will add a touch of sweetness to playtime.

by Little Ladoo

2 examples of pom pom and burlap ice cream cone necklace crafts.

Pom Pom and Burlap Ice Cream Cone Necklace

Create a one-of-a-kind accessory with this next ice cream craft idea. Older kids can customize this ice cream cone necklace to match their personal style.

by Creatively Beth

Example of egg carton ice cream craft for kids.

Egg Carton Ice Cream Craft for Kids

Transform those empty egg cartons into colorful and fun ice cream cones. It's a craft that's as fun as it is eco-friendly.

by Taming Little Monsters

Example of cute paper ice cream craft for kids with strawberries.

Paper Ice Cream Craft

Encourage imaginative play with a paper ice cream craft. Kids can make and sell unique paper ice creams in a pretend shop setting.

by Easy Peasy and Fun

Example of paper ice cream corner bookmarks.

Ice Cream Corner Bookmarks

Scoop up some reading fun with these charming ice cream corner bookmarks. It’s the perfect ice cream craft for book lovers.

by Red Ted Art

Example of playdough ice cream recipe for pretend play with kids.

Playdough Ice Cream Recipe And Pretend Play For Kids

Try this taste-safe playdough ice cream recipe for a fun sensory activity with your little one. With a soft and squishy texture, this homemade playdough is perfect for little hands to mold and shape.

by A Little Pinch of Perfect

Two examples of mud ice cream shop pretend play.

Mud Ice Cream Shop Pretend Play

This easy-to-set-up mud activity will have kids giggling and exploring in no time. Watch as they create ice cream using mud, sprinkles, and ice cream cones.

by A Messy Little Monster

3 examples of handprint ice cream cone crafts.

Handprint Held Ice Cream Cone Craft

This ice cream craft will make your heart melt. Trace and cut out your child’s adorable handprint, then let their imagination run wild with the free printable ice cream cone template.

by Our Kid Things

Sprinkle Fun Into Your Craft Time with Kids

Oh my stars! These crafts with ice cream themes look absolutely awesome! I can't wait to make those ice cream corner bookmarks with my boys. We're all about creative bookmarks!

Experience the delight of DIY projects and the wonderful opportunities to connect with your children as you help them build skills and more.

Which one of these ice cream crafts for kids will you try first?

We'd love to find out how you'll be using these crafts and activities! Oh, and please share your ideas in the comments area at the bottom of this post.

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