Colorful Cardboard Ice Cream Cone Craft for Kids

ice cream cone craft for kids

We’re celebrating National Ice Cream Day with some fun art projects at home. This colorful cardboard ice cream cone craft for kids is perfect for the summer. Just grab some items from around your home and get to work. The kids will have a great time making this colorful cardboard ice cream cone craft. You can end the day with a nice frozen treat from your local ice cream shop. Enjoy!

cardboard summer craft for kids

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  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue (liquid & hot glue with glue sticks)
  • Old magazine
  • Marker (brown, black)
  • Paint 
  • Ruler
  • Foam brush
  • Bottle top


  1. Draw and cut 3 large circles from a cardboard. I like to make perfect circles so we traced a trivet from the kitchen.
  2. Next, use the ruler to draw a large triangle to make the cone for the ice cream.
  3. Cut out little rectangle pieces from an old magazine. The colorful pieces will represent the sprinkles.
  4. Color the circles with paint using the foam brush. Choose any color that represents your favorite ice cream. We chose yellow for banana, navy blue for blueberry and ocean breeze for cotton candy. Allow the paint to dry.
  5. Apply red paint to the bottle top to represent a cherry. We used the top from a recycled sprinkles bottle. Allow the paint to dry.
  6. Cut out a squiggly line at the bottom of each circle to resemble an ice cream scoop shape.
  7. Using a ruler and brown marker, draw diagonal lines on the triangle for the cone.
  8. Layer all the scoop shapes on top of each other. We started with yellow, navy blue then ocean breeze.
  9. Glue in place then add the cone at the bottom.
  10. Once it dries, decorate with the little rectangle pieces that represents the sprinkles.
  11. Glue the red bottle top to the cardboard ice cream cone to represent the cherry.
Check out this blog post for another fun ice cream craft. Follow my Pinterest board for more ideas.

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