I am preparing for some Summertime Crafts for kids to do at a local Summer Time event in Colorado Springs Saturday , July 21, 2018 from NOON to 4 at Tantrums Resale 511 No Union. I thought I’d share this simple kids’ craft idea on my blog for everyone everywhere.
This post will break the paper ice cream cone craft preparation in basic steps. The end results will look something the the image below. My 7 year old grand daughter enjoyed making this in just a few minutes.
My goal is for every child at an event to feel special when they come to my booth regardless of abilities and ability to buy buy something from my store. My choice of crafts offers the opportunities on so many levels. Completing a fun activity Is the accomplishment…the results need not be “perfect” in a grown-ups eyes.
When I do an event I always offer a FREE craft for kids: no purchase necessary. This Saturday, July 21, the craft of the day is a paper ice cream cone at Tantrums Resale, 511 No, Union, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
If I were in the class room, I would fold, cut and count with the kids for a math activity.
2. Use one of the 1/8’s as an ice cream cone template.
I had pink card stock on hand. You can use construction paper or even a paper sack. Re-purposed cardboard from a cereal box is more sturdy, tho’ I think it is too hard for a 3 year-old to cut thought with kindergarten scissors. I would cut those my self after allowing the child to trace the template shape on the cardboard.
Trace the shape then cut.
3. I had glittery white tissue paper and printer paper on hand.
My grand daughter drew the ‘ice cream’ shape and cut it out with no help from me.
I used her design as a template pattern to cut out the “ice cream” for the craft of the day.
When I was teaching in a pre-school I used multi-colors of construction paper for more colorful learning opportunities.
4. This is a sample of the just the ice cream cone before “scooping” on the “ice cream”.
My grand daughter, Sophie-do-It used a pen to draw on the texture of an ice cream cone. I think it is pretty cool!
5. Our complete ice cream cone craft almost looks good enough to eat.
You may want to surprise your little artist with a real ice cream cone for a snack.
I do hope this easy activity will inspire Summertime table activities your own children. If I were doing the craft for a day care project, I would pre-trace a pattern on paper for the 3-5 years old to cut with scissors all by themselves….but…
Offering a free activity to children of a broader age range; unknown skills and unknown temperament…comes with a few challenges. I pre-cut everything.
I want to offer something free for all kids so they can walk away feeling good. That is a challenge in itself to appeal to so many developmental ages and stages. So I go for colors and textures that will yield creativity vs; precise cookie cutter patterns.
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