Ice Cream Paintings

By Laurie Corbett August 19, 2020
You Scream! I Scream! We All Scream for Ice Cream!! My kids (Okay. Me, too.) would eat ice cream every day if they could. Since that is probably not the most healthiest choice we thought we would do a little ice cream art project so we could enjoy ice cream without all of the guilt. We found this project on Pinterest and made a few modifications to create our own ice cream art.

What You'll Need:
  • Art Boards or Canvas
  • Shaving Cream
  • White Glue 
  • Tempera Paint - brown, red, green or other colors of your choice
  • Paint Brushes
  • Triangle Template (for the cone)
  • Wooden Craft Sticks - optional
What You'll Do:
  1. If you want a color behind your ice cream cone paint your canvas and set aside to dry. We choose to leave ours white.
  2. Trace a triangle on the bottom half of your canvas, using your template.
  3. Use brown paint to fill in your triangle.
  4. In a small cup mix 1/4 cup of glue with 1/2 to 1 cup of shaving cream with a wooden craft stick. 
  5. Stir in 1 tablespoon of paint.
  6. With the paintbrush or your hands, add the glue, shaving cream and paint mixture to your cone.
  7. Let dry and enjoy your masterpiece! 
  • Using your hands to paint on the "ice cream" gives it a more textured look. 
  • Save some money and purchase your canvas at a discount store and the shaving cream at the dollar store.
  • Any color tempera paint works! We used red for strawberry ice cream and green for mint. Purple for black raspberry, white for vanilla (if you have a colored background), and brown for chocolate would be fun too!
  • Prefer your ice cream in a cup? Paint a cup first instead of a cone! 

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