You are in for a real “tasty treat” with this fun Ice Cream parlor complete with printables thanks to Christian Homeschooler!
Hello! My guest post will show you how to make an ice cream shop for your doll. The most important part is the ice cream freezer, so I’ll start with that. For the freezer you need two(or three) large plastic strawberry containers.
Next you’ll want to attach the containers. I stacked them so that the bottom of each container was on top. Later, I attached another strawberry container on the bottom of the stack. I used aqua duct tape to attach them, and then put more strips(of aqua and white) below that one to make a striped pattern.
The next thing you need for your shop is ice cream tubs. I used toilet paper rolls(cut in half) and finger paint containers. You could use any cardboard tube(from plastic wrap, aluminum foil, etc.), though. To make it look like an ice cream tub, I wrapped white duct tape around the outside. Also make sure to seal the bottom!
You can’t have an ice cream shop without ice cream, so here is an easy way to make some ice cream scoops. You’ll need some Sculpey clay in various colors, depending on what flavors you want. If you want to save on clay, take a small ball of aluminum foil and then cover it with clay. Make sure that your ice cream scoops fit in the tubs that you have.
Here are all my finished scoops (not yet baked)! These were the ice cream flavors I made: moose tracks, peanut butter, chocolate chip, strawberry, chocolate, raspberry, and french vanilla. Bake your clay ice cream scoops according to directions on your clay package.
For the cone, roll tan paper in the shape of a cone. An easy way to do this is to draw a circle that has a radius of 3 1/2″. Cut the circle into fourths, and roll those pieces into the shape of a cone.
First, I made a menu for you to print out [download the printable here]. I put it on an easel.
Toppings for ice cream are simple to make. Make chocolate and vanilla wafers by cutting strips of tan and brown craft foam. Make sprinkles by cutting up bits of craft foam in assorted colors. Take a small container, cut out a circle of brown craft foam, and put it in the little container for chocolate syrup. The “peanuts” are actually real sugar bits that came from an assortment of sprinkles. Put all your toppings in little canisters. Mine are contact lens holders.
Cut small rectangles out of paper towels for napkins, and make sure you have spoons, too! You may be able to get small spoons from real ice cream shops-they might give you a very small spoon for tasting the ice cream.