Felt Ice Cream Craft Tutorial

by gidget on May 19, 2011

in creativity,family life,ice cream,sewing & crafts,tutorials

Activity made at gigi's 4th bday party.

Since we had an ice cream-themed 4th birthday party for Gigi {I guess a love of ice cream has been inherited by my little girlie!}, I wanted to do a couple of little activities along the same theme for her and her friends. A while back I had seen a similar idea: Rachel (from Small Notebook)’s fabulous little tutorial for a build-a-felt-cupcake activity.

Here’s how I made the ice cream version.

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First, I cut out enough cones for all the kiddos. I just used a surf shop sticker I had on hand as the template.

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Next, I hand-drew a simple ice cream scoop shape on the back of piece of cardboard to make a template. I cute out “scoops” in a variety of colors that we deemed vanilla, french vanilla, peach, strawberry, etc.

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I also cut out tiny flecks of dark brown so they could give their ice cream chocolate chips, and little red hearts that were to be used as strawberries.

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My big girl was such a sweet helper, passing out supplies to her friends!

The felt “sticks” to itself as the kids build their cones, but can be repositioned and recreated anĀ infiniteĀ number of times. I love that this activity has no mess whatsoever since it’s not glued or anything.

The kids loved creating their own double scoop cones and then I sent them each home with their supplies in a baggie so they could do it again at home- love an activity that doubles as a party favor! Easy-peasy and so cute.

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Linda Z May 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

That’s a great idea for a party! They came out really cute. A while back I made a felt pizza for Jason, and he likes to do a bunch of different toppings and then serve it to everyone… so fun :)
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Aly May 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

i looove this idea! a lot less messy and much more nutritious than real ice cream cones :) so cute!
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annie May 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm

too cute! The funny part is….right now I’m sitting down looking at your blog as a “break” from putting together eli’s 4th bday party invite, which is FELT!

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gidget May 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm

ooh! a felt invite sounds cute!

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Beth May 20, 2011 at 7:20 am

I love this too! So cute and fun! And what a great theme (again)!
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gidget May 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm

thanks! wish you could have been here…

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Brooke May 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

love, love, love this! Sometimes I wish I had a girl! Awesome girlie…just awesome! xo

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Soliel deMatin May 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

I just finished making the felt cupcakes from Rachel, and thought that felt ice cream cones would be a fun addition to our cupcakes for our upcoming road trip. so I did a search of felt ice cream template and came here. thanks so much!

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