Monday, June 6, 2011

A Cool Ice Cream Craft

Here’s a cool, summer craft for kids that goes perfectly with an ice-cream themed unit. Using colored ice-cubes, children paint a one-of-a-kind watercolor ice-cream cone.

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Supplies:

Food coloring
Ice-cube tray
Tooth-picks or small craft sticks
water color paper (or heavy cardstock)
Ice-cream cone template

Directions:

1. First fill an ice-cube tray with water. Drop food-coloring in each compartment. Wrap with foil and then stick toothpicks through the foil (this hold the toothpicks up until the water is frozen.)

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2. Have your child pick a cube and start “painting” on their paper.

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Have them experiment with running the cube over other colors. What happens?

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3. For a fun effect you can sprinkle some salt onto the wet paper. Once the paper is dry, cut out and glue onto a background piece of cardstock.

Extensions:

Have your child name the flavor of their ice-cream art. What does it taste like?

Cool, Customized Ice-Cream Art!

Project tips: We used watercolor paper and loved the results. I had to cut it down to 8.5 x 11. It is pretty thick so some printers might not like it.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Lindsay said...

What fun! This turned out really pretty!

June 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Simply Taunya said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

June 6, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Mozer said...

Def. an outside activity! :) It was fun.

June 6, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Anonymous JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a great way to stay cool and craft at the same time.

June 6, 2011 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Jackie H. said...

Cool, definitely COOL!

June 9, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger LeeanneA / KMullally said...

I love your Ice cream activities - I am adding them to my unit as well - it will be a great extension to what I have already! Thanks for the printables!

June 16, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Julie Akeman said...

Nice site, I'm following you on twitter LOVE that ice cube painting idea.

June 23, 2011 at 2:21 PM  

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