Craft: Pretend Play Ice Cream

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Our local children’s museum has this fun pretend play ice cream parlor that my kids could play at all day. A pretend play ice cream set for home has been on my to do list all summer. Coming from a social worker, pretend play is so important for kids. Play is how children communicate, cope and deal with their big worlds. I love watching my kids play and seeing what’s on their minds. With the help of Scotch® Brand, crafting this project was super easy! My kids had a blast taking ice cream orders and it eventually led to a counting and matching game. Hours of fun and endless pretend play possibilities! 

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Small Foam Balls
Acrylic Paint
Foam Paint Brush
Scotch® Brand Permanent Mounting Tape 
Scotch® Brand Double Sided Tape
Scotch® Brand Utility Knife 
Brown Craft Foam
Colorful Scrapbook Paper

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Step 1: Head to the Walmart craft aisle and pick up your supplies. Both Scotch® Brand and Command™ products are now available in the craft aisle at Walmart. From masking tapes to spray adhesives and everything in between, no matter the task, there’s a Scotch® Brand product to match.

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Step 2: Stick a toothpick in each foam ball to use as a handle while painting. Using acrylic paint and a foam brush, paint the foam balls. Allow to completely dry and remove toothpicks.


Step 3: While the foam balls are drying, get started on the cones. Use the utility knife to cut out a triangular shape, as shown below, through the brown craft foam.

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Step 4: Use the permanent mounting tape to roll and secure the brown foam into cone shapes, as shown below.

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Step 5: Repeat step 3 & 4 for the colorful paper, but use double sided tape to secure instead.

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Step 6: Place the brown craft foam “cones” in the colorful paper “wrappers”. Your children are ready to pretend play, serving up foam “ice cream” balls on cones.

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Visit 3M Project Amazing for more amazing summer projects! What is your most creative idea using the Scotch® Brand products?

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.