Get ready to scoop up some creativity with a delightful ice cream cone stamp craft using an unexpected tool: a potato! Potato printing is a fun and unique technique that will add a touch of whimsy to your child’s artistic endeavors. We’ll guide you through the steps of creating a charming ice cream cone masterpiece using potatoes as stamps. This hands-on activity combines art, imagination, and a dash of culinary creativity. So, grab your paint, potatoes, and let’s dive into a sweet and artistic adventure!
Our DIY Summer Camp Package has everything you need to keep your kids off screens, keep them engaged and to create magical memories right in your own home. With 10+ themes, 130+ engaging activities, and valuable tips for a memorable summer, this package is your passport to a season of fun and learning. Let’s dive into the details and discover why our camp package is the must-have resource for your best summer!
- 10+ Weeks of Easy Themed Summer Camp Ideas for Kids 2-6!
- 130+ creative summer activities, crafts, science experiments, sensory play activities and recipes and more.
- Article: “10 Practical Tips for a Memorable Summer with Kids.”
- Article: “Sibling Harmony: 10 Practical Tips for Keeping the Peace and Managing Sibling Conflict”
- Full supply list for each week.
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Sweet and Whimsical: Potato Stamp Ice Cream Cone Craft for Kids
Potato printing is a fantastic way to introduce kids to the world of printmaking while allowing them to explore different shapes and textures. The humble potato acts as a versatile stamp, providing endless possibilities for artistic expression. For this ice cream cone craft, start by selecting a large potato, that aha seen better days and cutting it in half. It will create two circular or oval shapes perfect for ice cream scoops. Take another large potato and cut it into the shape of a cone or triangle. Then take your knife and make slits in a grid pattern similar to an ice cream cone on the inside of the potato. These potato stamps will become your artistic tools, adding a touch of creativity and charm to your ice cream cone masterpiece.
TIP: When stamping the ice cream cone, dip it into the the paint and then spread the lines with your hands slightly before stamping to help ensure that they appear when you stamp with it. You may need to stamp it a few times on a separate piece of paper to get the lines to be bolder. Also press down firmly when printing with the cone to ensure the lines show up.
Be prepare with several sheets of paper for your little one to stamp on!
Once you have your potato stamps ready, it’s time to dip them into colorful paints and start stamping! Pour out some paint on a paper plate- light brown for the cone and different colours based on your child’s favourite flavor for the ice cream. Encourage your child to experiment with different colors and combinations, creating unique ice cream cones with vibrant scoops. Use the cone-shaped potato stamp to stamp the cone base for the craft. They can stamp the potato scoop on top, either layering different colors to create a delicious-looking treat or stamping separate circles. Kids can also use brushes to add sprinkles, cherries, or any other decorative elements to their ice cream cones, adding a personal touch to their artwork.
This potato printing ice cream cone craft not only stimulates creativity but also offers an opportunity to discuss different flavors, colors, and imaginative storytelling. It’s a hands-on activity that promotes fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and color recognition. Your child’s imagination will soar as they create their own unique ice cream cones, and they’ll be proud to display their artwork once it’s complete. So, grab those potatoes and let the creativity melt onto the canvas as you embark on this delightful ice cream cone craft using an unexpected art medium!
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
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Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.