I can’t believe that the end of the school year is here! Olivia had an awesome first year of preschool with her wonderful teachers. I know that she will miss them, and her friends, but is also excited for us to have a fun summer together!
Olivia’s class did a group gift for her teachers, but we wanted to add to it a bit so we made these ice cream cone cards. I found this idea at http://www.craftoart.com/2012/02/kids-valentine-swap-card-ice-cream-cone.html?m=1 and then modified it a bit.
Here are the materials that we used.
- Brown construction paper
- Additional construction paper for the ice cream scoops
- Foam stickers cut into tiny pieces to be used as sprinkles
- Red Pom Pom
- Elmer’s glue
- Glue stick
- Cold Stone Gift card
First, I cut the brown paper into a heart shape to make the cone. I showed Olivia how to match up the two sides to fold it in half to make the cone.
The original post had lines drawn onto the heart to make it look more like a cone. I decided to skip this step so that the project was done by Olivia as much as possible. The lines would be fun to add with an older child though!
Next, Olivia chose which 2 colors she wanted to use for her ice cream scoops. I drew the scoops onto the paper, and she helped to cut them out.
Olivia’s next step was to use the glue stick to glue the scoops onto the cone.
She then added the foam sticker sprinkles, and glued a Pom Pom on top as the cherry.
We wrote a message on the inside of the card saying, “Thank you for being such a ‘cool’ teacher.” and added a Cold Stone gift card. We also made one for Olivia’s dance teacher, which is the one in the photo below.
Making the cards without the gift card is also an option! The ice cream gift card is just an added bonus!
Fun fact – did you know that if you have the Target red card, you can save 5% on gift cards!?! Happy shopping! 🍦