kids process art craft

Who doesn’t love ice cream in the summer? This textured ice cream craft is one to remember, and this kids process art craft turned out even better than I expected! We added real sprinkles per Miss 3.

You can also use recycled cardboard cut into the shape of an ice cream cone. Kids will love this process art.

Scroll down to watch the How To Video.

textured ice cream craft supplies


  • Recycled cardboard cut into the shape of an ice cream cone
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Glue
  • Small Bowl (We use these small glass prep bowls for most crafts)
  • Food Coloring or Craft Paint
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Cotton Rounds (We picked ours up at Dollar Tree)
  • Marker or Crayon
  • Red Pom Pom


1.) Cut out ice cream cardboard shape.

2.) Trace cardboard cone shape onto construction paper.

3.) Cut out the construction paper cone and decorate.

4.) Glue the decorated paper cone onto the cardboard cone.

5.) Glue a cotton round onto the cardboard ice cream.

6.) Using a popsicle stick, paint the colored (optional) glue over the entire cotton round.

7.) Repeat steps 6 and 7 until the ice cream is covered as desired.

8.) Let the ice cream cone dry. Then paint with your choice color of craft paint. Finally, glue on the red pom pom as the cherry.

10.) Once the ice cream cone is dry, you can turn this into a counting activity with pom poms, numbers and tongs. This will help improve fine motor skills as well as early math skills.

kids process art craft

If your kids try this textured ice cream process art craft, I’d love to hear how it goes in the comments below. Also, feel free to tag me on social media so I can share with other parents.

kids process art craft


If you’d like to try a sensory activity, check out How to make a play tray activity.

One of our most popular kids activities is this Blooming Puddle Paper Flowers activity.


If you’d like to try some easy crafts for kids, try this Wax Paper Suncatcher craft.

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