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Crafts & Activities

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Here's the Scoop!
Cut out several ice cream scoop shapes out of white paper; cut out a cone shape with 1 scoop of ice cream shape (printable patterns). Let the kids decorate their scoops of ice cream in the flavor of their choice.  Some ideas:

1.  Use a tropical crayon color to represent flavors like:  orange, lime, pineapple
2.  Use a sponge or cotton ball to lightly paint the scoop a solid color
3.  Use a cotton swab to paint on chocolate chips or rainbow chips; or to paint on swirls for flavors such as fudge or strawberry ripple.
4.  Glue on pieces of paper to represent sprinkles, nuts or flavored chips
5.  Use a fingerprint to resemble fruit chunks or nuts.

When they are finished decorating their scoops; cut them out and glue them on another piece of paper.  Let them glue their decorated scoops onto the cone.

Taste Test
Ask parents to donate a variety of different flavored ice creams.  Ask each child to sample each flavor.  Which one do they like best?  Record it on a graph.


Make an Ice Cream Cake
Using your favorite cake recipe, make an 8 or 9 inch round cake and an 8 or 9 inch square cake.  Follow the Ice Cream Cake Pattern to assemble cake.  Makes 2 single layer cakes; or 1 double layer cake.  Decorate with your favorite icing!

small can ( a one pound coffee can works great)
large can (a three pound coffee can works great)
1/2 cups of rock or kosher salt
20 cups( about 7 1/2 lbs) of crushed ice

Ice Cream: 
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 beaten egg (optional)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup of chocolate chips

In the small can mix cream, milk, beaten egg, sugar, vanilla, and chocolate chips.  Place the lid tightly on the small can; set it in the center of the larger can. Layer half the crushed ice alternately with half the salt all around the smaller can. Place the lid tightly on the large can.   Choose a hard level surface like a cement walk way and roll the can back and forth for about 10 minutes. Remove old ice/salt and small can.  Using a rubber spatula, scrape the sides of the small can; stir and replace the lid. Put small can back inside larger one with the remaining fresh ice/salt. . Cover and roll for 5 more minutes.

Ice Cream in a Bag
For each child you will need:

1 small ziploc bag (pint size)
1 large ziploc bag (quart size)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoon salt (regular table salt that pours will work)

In each small bag add the milk, vanilla, & sugar; seal the bag. Fill the large bag half full with ice; add salt.  Place the small bag inside the large bag and seal.  Shake until mixture is the consistency of ice cream takes about 5 minutes. 

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