Hello! Welcome back to the coolest candy blog in the Twin Cities! (Or, so we say.) Today, we are sharing with you the last idea from our summer, candy, craft project, series. It’s a quickie for anyone who’s not, quite, ready to move onto pumpkin spice, maple, and apple everything quite yet. Plus, it fits in nicely with the ice cream sundae theme of our last blog! (Find that one here.) Our projects this summer have been mostly geared toward older kids–but, this one is much more for the preschoolers–and, it’s fun for the senses!
So, here’s what you’ll need to get going on this one…
Paint Tray/Plate (To mix pain in)
Red Pom Pom/Pipe Cleaner/Paper Cut Out/Etc. (For the cherry.)
Peppermint Extract (Optional)
And, here’s what to do…
Since this one is geared toward the younger kids–you may want to do the beginning prep yourself. (Of course this depends on your kiddo. Ours is not able to handle this part quite yet.) Use your brown paper to cut a cone shape and with your black marker, add some lines to make it look a little more ‘authentic’. Then cut the ‘ice cream’ shape out of the paper plate. (We used a pencil to sketch out our shapes before we cut.) Glue the ice cream, and cone, together. (You can also do this when your kiddo is done painting.)
If you glued things first, wait for the to dry before starting the rest of your painting…
Mix up your paint! Here is where our preschooler really came into play and was able to participate a lot more. Mix some green paint into the white until you find a good ‘minty’ color. If you’re adding mint extract, now’s the time! This is a fun part…mixing and smelling.
If you glued your ice cream cone together first, slide a little newspaper over the cone part–just in case you have a preschooler who gets a little crazy while painting. (Us.) Otherwise, hand over the paintbrush and let ’em get to work!
After the painting is done, glue blobs are needed for the chocolate chips. Add glue, add the chips, and then…
…add the cherry!
Once it’s dry, hang it up, and enjoy your little slice of summer!