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.



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


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.


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.


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!


gidget May 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm

ooh! a felt invite sounds cute!


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…


Brooke May 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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


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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