A Craft a Day: I is for Ice Cream

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Of course I had to be all about ice cream, especially with summer finally choosing to grace us with it’s presence in Oregon. But summer and playing outside is distracting us from our crafts, so we only did half of them this week. That’s okay we still had fun!

If you are new to A Craft a Day

A Craft a Day gives you five activities that you can enjoy with your kids, one for each day of the week.  Most of these activities work well for preschoolers, but you may be able to adapt them for your toddler.

You can learn more about the basics of a Craft a Day Here.

I will post the crafts on Saturdays so you can use the weekend to get any supplies that you may need. We are making our way through the alphabet this year so if you missed a letter you can find it here.

The Crafts:

  • Homemade Ice Cream In Baggies – Loved doing this! What a great snack to make! Though I recommend with young kids have a helper on hand. Neither boy was good at shaking so I got pretty cold keeping both bags going. LOL

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  • I Spy Bottle – Do you remember the rainbow rice? Well here we are using it for an I activity. (I know not ice cream related, but oh well.)

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  • Ice Cube Art – Since the weather finally turned warm in Oregon I decided this was the perfect time to try out ice cube water colors. I’ve seen it other places besides the ice cream cone template here, but thought this was just perfect!
  • Puffy Ice Cream Cones – I wanted to do this so much, but with summer comes many other fun things to do. I will put it back in my idea drawer and use it again.
  • Pretend Play Preschool Ice Cream Store – I used the cocoa recipe linked here, but otherwise used my favorite playdoh recipe to make up our “flavors”. Just earlier this week Zane asked me to do playdoh so this was perfect.

Supplies: sugar, half and half, vanilla, coarse salt, ice, gallon ziploc, quart ziploc, all kinds of small items, rainbow rice, glue, camera, hole punch, ribbon or binder ring, ice cream tray, food coloring, popsicle sticks, glue, shaving cream, cream of tartar, flour, salt, oil, cocoa powder, mint extract, strawberry koolaid, vanilla, food color, plastic containers, Elmer’s Glue, printed labels, ice cream scoop

Are you Supermom?

Now I’m not supermom and I don’t expect you to be either. We don’t always get to each activity, sometimes life is just too busy. Hopefully you may try one or two of these activities with me and my kids! You don’t have to do every single one. You don’t have to be doing preschool with your child. I just hope to give you a resource for some great fun with your kids!

Be Featured

If you do any of these crafts and happen to take a picture or write a blog post about it please make sure and share your link in the comments. Also don’t forget to link the original crafter! I may feature you and your blog  on the following weeks post!

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