Felt Ice Cream Craft Tutorial

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 anΒ infiniteΒ 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.