My ‘Kids Craft Stars‘ friends and I are back with another fun craft challenge. This month we’ve been crafting with egg cartons, which are such a great versatile material to make with. With Earth day this month, using old egg cartons to craft with is a fun way to recycle too!
For our egg carton craft, the boys and I decided to make some egg carton ice cream cones, along with a tray so they could play at selling ice cream. These are really easy to make and fun to play with once you’re done.
To make the set of egg carton ice cream cones you will need:
- 6 Central cones from a large egg box
- 1 small egg box for the tray
- Cotton wool balls and large pom poms in a variety of ice cream colours
- Small pom poms (optional)
- Glue gun
These are the central cones that you will need.
The egg carton cones make perfect ice cream cones, so all you need to do is pick your ice cream colours and glue the pom poms or cotton wool onto the inside of the cone to create scoops of ice cream.
You can then add more detail by adding smaller pom poms on top to act as cherries or sprinkles.
- Plain Vanilla
- Vanilla with cherries
- Vanilla with pink sprinkles
- Lemon sorbet
Your kids can have fun coming up with all kinda of crazy flavours if they like, using whichever coloured pom poms you have on hand, or you could try dyeing the cotton wool balls if you don’t have coloured pom poms around.
To make the tray, a 6 egg carton is a good size. The kids personalised their tray by painting it and making a couple of signs “Ice cream for sale” and “No more ice cream – sold out” to display on the inside.
Once the ice cream cones and tray is finished, your kids can set up a play shop with play money or feed the ice creams to their teddies
Or play at eating them themselves of course!
More Ice Cream Crafts and Activities For Kids
- Decorate the Ice Cream Play Dough Mats
- Cool Ice Cream Coloring Pages
- Easy Healthy Home Made Ice Cream With a Blender
- Free Printable Popsicle Template For Kids Crafts
- Perler Bead Popsicles Craft (Free Printable Templates)
Don’t forget to check out the other Kids Craft Stars egg carton ideas :
Egg Carton Floral Crown from Hello Wonderful
Egg Carton Flower Pins from Pink Stripey Socks
Egg Carton Whale from I Heart Crafty Things
Flower & Butterfly Garland from I Heart Arts and Crafts
Egg Carton Owls from Glued to My Crafts
Egg Carton Ladybugs from Fun Handprint Art
Egg Carton Turtle from Crafty Morning
Egg Carton Flowers in a Vase from Artsy Momma
Egg Carton Beehive and Bee from A Little Pinch of Perfect
We’d love to see your egg carton craft ideas, tag them #kidscraftstars on Instagram to share them with us.
Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
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