Easy Sponge Painted Ice Cream Craft

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Create a colorful sponge painted ice cream cone craft with this easy summer craft for kids! All you need are sponges, colourful paints and construction paper. A fun craft for kids of all ages!

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How to Set Up Sponge Painted Ice Cream Cone Craft

  1. Cut out a triangle cone shape from the brown construction paper.
  2. Pour a small amount of brown paint on to a paper plate and dip the edge of the small piece of cardboard into the paint and stamp it on the brown construction paper to make a grid pattern for the ice cream cone.
  3. Glue the cone to the bottom of the white sheet of paper.
  4. Grab 2-3 sponges and trace the top of the cup using a pen on the sponges to create a circle.
  5. Cut out the circles with a pair of scissors.
  6. Pour out a few different colours of paint on a paper plate.
  7. Take the sponge circles and stamp scoops of ice cream above the ice cream cone. Let your child mix the colours and stamp as much as they like. Use bright colours to make a colour ice cream cone!
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sponge painted ice cream craft
sponge painted ice cream craft
sponge painted ice cream craft

Age Suitability for Sponge Painted Ice Cream Craft

This activity is good for kids 4 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.

Mess Level

This is a mess level is medium.

Difficulty to Create


Skills Developed in Sponge Painted Ice Cream Cone Craft

Language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Supplies for Sponge Painted Ice Cream Cone Craft

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  • Sponges
  • A cup for tracing
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate or something for the paint
  • Washable Paint in various bright colors including brown
  • Glue
  • White Paper
  • Brown construction paper
  • Small piece of cardboard

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