Mini makes: sparkly ice creams craft

Get your toddler into the summer spirit by making these sparkly paper ice creams that look good enough to eat

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  • What you'll need

    • Assortment of thick paints
    • Cardboard
    • Paintbrush
    • Toothpick
    • PVA glue
    • Beads
    • Glitter

  • Step 1

    Using light brown paint, draw an upside-down triangle on your cardboard to create an ice cream cone.

  • Step 2

    While the paint is still wet, use the other end of the brush to draw two lines across the top of the cone, and one across the bottom. Make sure to add lines going down the middle too. 

  • Step 3

    Mix white PVA glue with pale green paint to make a thicker mixture for the ice cream scoop. Paint a circle on top of the cone using a swirling motion.

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  • Step 4

    Grab a hand full of beads and scatter on the scoop to create sugar sprinkles.

  • Step 5

    If you want to make the ice cream look slightly frosted, sprinkle on a thin layer of glitter. Shake off any excess. 

  • Step 6

    Using dark brown paint, draw a flake sticking out of the ice cream, and use a toothpick to create its wavy lines. Leave to dry. 

    Why not try… using the basics of this craft to create all your little one’s favourite flavours?

  • For more crafty fun...

    ...why not buy Summer Things to Make and Do (£4.99, Usborne).



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