Doll Play Day 1 Let’s Have an Ice Cream Party

Doll Diaries 100 Days of Doll Play

It’s Day 1 of our 100 Days of Doll Play series and I am just SO excited about today’s activity! What better way to kick off summer than to head out to the Ice Cream Shop or have an ice cream party for your dolls? Since American Doll Houses is our sponsor today, I used their Ice Cream Shoppe as our backdrop, but you can gather your girls together just about anywhere to have a fun ice cream party.

Doll Diaries Ice Cream Party

Our girls have all gathered at the Ice Cream Shoppe to celebrate the end of the school year and discuss what they are going to do all summer long! Addison (BFC Ink), McKenna (American Girl) and Lily (Ellowyne) all wanted ice cream cones but Madison (Springfield Doll) and Missy (Little Miss Matched) really thought popsicles sounded better on this hot day!

How to make ice cream cones for dolls

It is super easy to make ice cream cones for your dolls!! All you need is paper, glue and a cotton ball. At first I considered making the cones with brown construction paper, but then I got a better idea! I thought it would be more realistic if it had a waffle pattern on it. And then I thought it would be even better if I could share that with you.

Printable doll sized ice cream cone pattern So, I made a printable for you!! You can print out the page and then follow the instructions to make two ice cream cones for your dolls. If you need more cones, just print more pages. Fill the ice cream cones with a cotton ball topped with sprinkles, a cherry or even drizzle some brown paint to look like chocolate. Or twist together different color pipe cleaners to make “soft serve” ice cream like Lily’s lemon lime sherbert twist in the top photo. Use your imagination and be creative!

Click here to download the doll ice cream cones printable as a PDF file.

If your dolls want popsicles or ice cream on a stick, go to Karen’s craft for today and learn to make frozen treats for your dolls. I made a bunch of them in just minutes this morning and they are so cute. I added an extra cut to my popsicles so it looks like the dolls have already taken a bite out of the treat. I also found that if you don’t have coffee stirrers, pipe cleaners make great handles, too.

Have a great doll day and visit us again tomorrow for another doll play idea!

PS – Our readers are having fun with this activity!! Here are a few of the photos we have received of the dolls enjoying their ice cream.

Lauren’s dolls Chrissa and Elizabeth are enjoying their yummy cones.

Chloe’s Kanani is loving her popsicle.

Alexia used mini pom-pons for her ice cream scoops. Cécile and Marie Grace are enjoying their ice cream cones at Cécile’s birthday party.

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  1. Megan says:

    THAT IS TOO COOL!!!!!!!!!!! i am soooo making that to day!!!!

  2. aglover says:

    thanks char

  3. Maddie says:

    Totally. Char, that’s amazing! I am so seeing if I have any cotton balls laying around the house…..

  4. Meline says:

    That is So Cute!!

  5. Kristi says:

    I just wanted to add to your AWESOME post this morning:

    If you desire some Ice Cream (polymer clay) in the “commercial containers” (TP tube!) for your ice cream shop, stop by my blog and I’ll show you how to make them! Very easy!!!

    I also have a plan for a wooden “bakery case” that my daughter uses to display her ice cream containers.

    Really great post today, Char! :) I love all of the tiny containers!

  6. Sharry says:

    Fantabulous! Great idea!

  7. Laurie says:

    This is so cute! I’ll haft to try this.

  8. Chloe says:

    Wow awesome!!!!!!!!!! So sending in pic…………..

  9. Laurie says:

    When you make the printables, could you do some that aren’t in color? Because I don’t have a colored printer.

  10. Alexia says:

    I printed out the instructions, I’m going to make some today!

  11. Char says:

    Laurie – You should still be able to use this one. It will print out in black and white and you can go over the cone with a brown crayon.

  12. Laurie says:

    Thanks, Char!

  13. Chloe says:

    Will stuffing work for the icecream?

  14. Char says:

    Chloe – absolutely! I tried it this morning – I just didn’t photograph that one.

  15. Hayley says:

    Love this 😀

  16. Maria says:

    Char, can you figure out how to make doll sized french fries

  17. Lauren says:

    Thars so cute! i think i will most sertainly make some awesome ice cream cones for my dolls 😉

  18. Chloe says:

    Char- great! I’ll do it after i make my fruity smoothie………….( I made it up by throughing a bunch of different fruits in there!)

  19. Chloe says:

    char, it wont let me download/print the cone instructions

  20. Char says:

    Chloe – it probably has to do with your settings. When I click on the link it opens up and then I can print it. Can you right click on the link and save it? You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader (most computers have it) in order to print it.

  21. Chloe says:

    I have it but something’s wrong with it right now it says that they had to shut down for a moment. Is it only my computer?

  22. Chloe says:

    and it wont let me save it……………….

  23. Char says:

    Chloe – you probably need to ask a grown up to help you – it has to be a settings thing and it may be saving to your downloads folder and you don’t realize it.

  24. Chloe says:

    Ok I’ll do that :)

  25. Maggie says:

    How cute is that?!!!!

  26. caroline says:

    i love it!

  27. Maggie says:

    Char- How do you make the other treat boxes?

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  29. aglover says:

    char if i am in sunday showcase will i get a shirt

  30. Char says:

    Aglover – no, the Sunday Showcase photos do not get prizes. Make sure you watch for the June Reader Photo Contest which starts June 8 and be sure to enter that.

  31. qtlol10 says:

    Love the 100 days! Crafts are my favorite part about this website next to giveaways!

  32. Maggie says:

    hmm….If you want a different flavored ice cream cone, you can color the cottonball onto some chalkdust. 😉

  33. Alyssa says:

    If you want to put syrup on, you could use paint :)

  34. Laurie says:

    Char, did you see the e-mail I sent you with Elizabeth and Chrissa eating the ice cream cones?

  35. robyn says:

    its already summer in the states? wow we still have a month more school :(

  36. Char says:

    Laurie – yes I did and I posted them on the Day 1 activity post

  37. Chloe says:

    Char, note: that’s not kanani…. It’s nicki if I said kanani sorry I meant nicki because it’s a different skin tone and she has freckles :) its ok :) :)

  38. Chloe says:

    And note like I’m writting a note Not trying to be mean :)

  39. Aubree says:

    Hi! This and the Popsicles crafts are SO adorable. Do you think you could figure out how to do a doll-sized bow and arrow? I love dressing my dolls up like Hunger Games characters and taking pics, and a bow would rock! Thanks A Million!

  40. Chloe says:

    Aubree, check out myfroggystuff s video, I know it’s for barbie but just use a wooden dowel that’s cut instead :)

  41. Kit says:

    Char, I have been looking all around the Internet of things I can do with my doll!!!! And this 100 days of doll play is terrific!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I am totally going to do this!!!

  42. Char says:

    Thanks Kit – we have lots more planned!

  43. Leslie says:

    Char, where did you find the Rainbow Ice Pops box? I’ve been looking all over the internet for a doll-sized printable popsicle box. Thanks, Leslie

  44. Char says:

    Leslie – it came in the Our Generation Kitchen Set.

  45. Kaitlyn Y. says:

    I don’t have a colored printer, but if I color it the ink will get on the doll’s skin, won’t it?

  46. Char says:

    Kaitlyn – if you color it with colored pencils you should be good.

  47. Kaitlyn Y. says:

    Ok thanks!