Summer Craft Boredom Buster: Kids will Scoop up this Everlasting Ice Cream Sundae!

I scream, you scream, the kids will scream for this ice cream craft. These Everlasting Ice Cream Sundaes will never melt or drip, and they come in every flavor. The ingredients to make our ice cream crafts include paint, foam balls, pompoms and glue. And, since sprinkles are not optional, a sprinkling of scrapbook brads are the perfect finishing touch. Easy stuff! What kid wouldn’t want to make an Everlasting Ice Cream Sundae?

Check out our Ice Cream Cone Ornament, too. The Ice Cream Cone Ornaments will bring back summertime memories when you hang them on your Christmas tree. Get a head start on your Christmas crafting, too, and have your kids make a few now to give as gifts later.

A cute and easy craft idea for kids -- faux ice cream sundaes made with balls of Styrofoam and paint. Easy! - faux ice cream sundaes made with paint and balls of STYROFOAM. #KidsCrafts

Scoop up orange sherbet, mint chocolate chip, or any other favorite flavor.

Cute craft ideas for kids. Make these faux ice cream cones now, and give as gifts at Christmas time. #KidsCraftIdea

These ornaments are a fun & easy gift idea.

Here’s what you need to make an Everlasting Ice Cream Sundae:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4” ball; small scrap
  • Acyclic craft paint (I used Apple Barrel by Plaid)
  • Scrapbook brads
  • Red pompoms
  • Plastic sundae cup (purchased at Wal*Mart)
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools: craft stick, pencil, or other pointed tool; sponge brush

To make an Everlasting Ice Cream Sundae:

1. Insert craft stick into foam ball and use it as a handle.

2. Working on a small area, squeeze paint onto foam ball; dab and spread paint with foam brush. Repeat till ball is covered. Insert handle into scrap of foam and let dry.

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The ice cream “scoops” are painted and drying.

When making ice cream crafts with the kids, use paint for the chocolate syrup. Complete tutorial on #KidsCrafts

Mmm — mint chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate syrup.

3. If adding “syrup”, squeeze small amount of paint onto top of ball and let it drip down the side of the ball. Repeat, till you’ve added just the right amount. Let dry.

4. If adding “sprinkles”, insert brads into foam ball.

5. Glue red pompom to top.

6. Place in ice cream sundae cup; glue in place, if desired.

7. Optional: To add a hanger, knot the ends of an 8” length of ribbon. Squeeze a dab of glue on the top of the foam ball, place the knot on the glue, and using a pencil, push the knot into the foam ball. Let dry.


A yummy craft idea for kids. #KidsCrafts. More faux ice cream crafts on, too. #KidsCrafts

Make a yummy, Everlasting Ice Cream Parfait.

To make the Everlasting Ice Cream Parfait, I used 1-1/2”, 3” and 4” balls. I rolled the 1-1/2” foam ball on the table, compressing it until it would fit into the bottom of the parfait glass. Then, I pressed and twisted together the 3” and 4” balls, creating flat surfaces that would nest together. To finish, follow Steps 1 – 5 above. Glue balls together and display in the parfait glass.

To make the Ice Cream Cone Ornament: I found that a 3” ball was the perfect size for the cone wrapper. However, you can make your own cones from the papers of your choice – simply roll the paper into a cone shape, cut and glue. If you make your own cones, the size of your foam ball might vary. To paint your foam ball, follow Steps 1 – 5 above. To adhere the ball to the cone, run a bead of glue around the inside edge of the paper cone and nestle the ball into the cone; let dry. To add a hanger, knot the ends of an 8” length of ribbon. Squeeze a dab of glue on the top of the foam ball, place the knot on the glue, and using a pencil, push the knot into the foam ball. Let dry.

Solar System Kit Giveaway

Win this kit, plus paints from Plaid, AND astronaut ice cream!

We have an out-of-this-world giveaway this week!  We’re giving away a Solar System kit, and all the paint you need to paint it will be provided by Plaid. Plus, we’ll include a 10-pack of Astronaut Ice Cream!  To win, we want to know your favorite ice cream flavor – tell us your favorite flavor  by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook page.

**Please note that this giveaway is closed.**

Happy crafting!


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25 Responses to Summer Craft Boredom Buster: Kids will Scoop up this Everlasting Ice Cream Sundae!

  1. Holly says:

    These are cute! I think I’m gonna have my 1st grade girl scout troop try this craft at our ice cream social!

  2. Cookie17 says:

    That’s my addiction ice cream.Love it My favorite is vanilla bean.Yum, Yum ,Yummy…..

  3. Lynda Atwood says:

    Mmmmm, I get hungry just looking at them.

  4. Carrie says:

    I love pistachio ice cream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Sar Tann says:

    That’s a really cute idea. Makes me wish I owned an ice cream parlor so I could put those on display in a window.:) Does anyone have any ideas on what could be used to make artificial nuts?

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Sara. What comes to my mind are beads — surely there are some beads that look like nuts but never go stale. Have fun! Sharon

  6. Super cute ice cream! My kids would love this!

  7. Kat says:

    I have GOT to make these!!! I’m thinking of a mobile- for me!!
    My favorite flavor is Black Raspberry.
    3 Cheers for Plaid!

  8. After Dinner Mint was my favorite for years, don’t know if they sell it anymore : ) My next favorite would be Cherry Vanilla with real cherries in it.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Charlotte, Thank you for your comment. I am not familiar with After Dinner Mint, though it sure sounds good! I like Cherry Vanilla, too. Sharon

  9. It’s a tie between cookie dough and peanut butter cup! These are so cute, my son would love these!

  10. Hi There! I LOVE this craft! Just posted about it on Craft Gossip’s Lesson Plans page…keep up the great imaginative crafts! Here is the link:

    • Sharon says:

      Wow, thank you, Kristen. I’m so glad you like our Everlasting Ice Cream Sundaes. Thank you so much for sharing the project on Craft Gossip. Sharon

  11. Claire says:

    My favorite is pecan praline!! YUM 🙂

  12. Clare G. says:

    I love mint chip!

  13. Sharon says:

    I like that flavor, too, Christine. Have you ever heard it called White House Ice Cream? Thank you for your comment. Sharon

  14. So cute! My favorite ice cream is cherry-vanilla.

  15. eileenhull says:

    These look good enough to eat- so cute!

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