This Cotton Ball Ice Cream Craft is so fun, easy to prep and PERFECT FOR SUMMER! Create a unique painting experience for your little ones using droppers and cotton balls! You’ll be surprised how quick it is to prep too!
My kids had so much fun filling the droppers with watery paint and coloring their cotton ball ice cream with droppers. They loved to blend the colors together and create their own little ice creams!
RELATED: Cotton Ball American Flag Craft
Watch this fun Toddler At Play craft!
All activities should be supervised by an adult. This post contains affiliate links- this just means I earn a small commission if you purchase via links below, no extra cost to you! Read our disclosure policy here.
- White cardstock
- Beige cardstock
- Cotton Balls
- Washable kids paint (about half teaspoon each)
- Cups with water (half cup)
- Craft scissors
Start by cutting out a long triangle out of the beige cardstock to make the cone (you can use a brown permanent marker or crayon to draw the lines for the cone). Next, cut out 3 small triangles out of the white cardstock and glue like ice cream scoops on top of the cone. Now glue on the cotton balls on top of the white cardstock and let dry a little. Mix 1/2 cup water with half teaspoon of desired washable kids paint in a cup. Repeat with other colors. Stir. Prep droppers and you’re done!
more crafts for kids
Save pouch lids and try this Pouch Lid Flower Activity!
These Ballerina Tying Practice Boards are great for learning to tie knots and bows!
What is my child learning and improving?
- Fine motor skills (pressing and releasing the droppers)
- Creativity (using different colors)
- Independency (great as a busy activity, for quiet time or time outs)