With everyone stuck inside, and unable to visit the local ice cream shop. Here’s a fun ice cream shop activity to make with your Cricut and play with your kids. It’s a two-in-one project that lets kids and adults use their creativity to pass the time together. Plus it helps use up scrap paper and includes materials any crafter probably has lying around so no special materials needed.
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I designed the project with my preschooler in mind, but my second grader and sixth grader were also happy to join in the fun. I’ve already been asked to make more ice cream cone pieces and maybe a new project to assemble.
Ice Cream Shop Cricut Project
- Colorful paper – any scraps you have will work
- Glue stick
- Liquid glue (we used glitter glue)
- Cricut machine with access to Design Space
- Cricut matt – light grip
The template for this Ice Cream Shop was created in Cricut Design Space. If you have a Cricut and use design space, you can use my template HERE.
In order to use a variety of scrap paper and colors, I taught myself how to use SnapMat using the video tutorial below:
If you want to set up your mat like mine, here are the dimensions:
- 4×4 inches for the ice cream
- 4×5 inches for the ice cream and the cherry
- 4×3 inches for the bowl
- 4×6 inches for 3 toppings
- 2×2 inches for whipped cream
*Note, I adjusted my matt to have 5 ice creams instead of 4 so it would make 2 double ice cream cones and 1 ice cream bowl. But you can adjust the pieces as necessary to make more or of an item.
The ice cream cone pieces are too big to fit on the same matt with everything else. So be sure to hide them when you cut the individual pieces. Then when you are ready to cut those you can hide everything else. I used an 8.5 x 11 paper to cut 3 cones.
After cutting as many pieces as you like, set out the pieces with the glue and let your kids’ imaginations fly. (We used the glue stick to attach the ice cream so the paper didn’t curl and liquid glue for the sequins.) My kids took turns ordering scoops of ice cream from each other as they created their cones, and then continued to play with the ice cream cones after they dried.
Kids Crafts Using Materials From Home
Here are more kids crafts we’ve made using materials from around the house.
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