This ice cream craft for kids combines a fun and easy cotton pad absorption art project with an interesting fork painting technique. My two boys loved dripping watercolors with a pipette on cotton rounds and watching them being absorbed. We used it as an opportunity to explore colors and a lesson on mixing up primary colors. The cotton pad coloring can be an open ended art activity on its own for kids of all ages, from toddlers to older kids.
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Ice cream craft using cotton pads
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- cotton makeup removal pads
- watercolor paints
- small bowls
- light brown and white cardstock paper
- plastic fork
- paper plate
- brown paint
Step 1: Mix up watercolor paint with water in small bowls and let your kids transfer the color water onto the cotton rounds with thee pipettes. We made green, yellow and pink scoops of ice cream. Once we were done with these three, the boys mixed up the colors. They got creative with all sorts of patterns.
Step 2: Set the cotton pads aside and let them dry completely. In the meantime you can create the cones. Pour some brown paint onto a paper plate and use a fork to make lines in both directions. Once it’s dried completely, cut out triangles.
Step 3: Glue a triangle ice cream cone onto a white cardstock paper. Glue three painted cotton pad ice cream scoops on top of the ice cone.
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