July is National Ice Cream Month - Celebrate With Ice Cream Painting

A Fun No Calorie Way to Celebrate This Month

By Laurie Corbett June 1, 2022

Happy Summer! Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Well, at Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas, we absolutely love ice cream and crafts, so . . .  why not bring them together for a super fun celebration? Get ready for a fantastic way to enjoy this special month with your kids by diving into an easy and entertaining ice cream-themed craft! Let the creativity and giggles begin!

Ice Cream Painting

What You Need:

  • Art Boards or Canvas
  • Shaving Cream
  • White Glue 
  • Tempera Paint - brown, red, green
  • Paint Brushes
  • Plastic Forks
  • Triangle Template - Here are many templates to choose from
  • Wooden craft sticks - optional

Create Your Masterpiece:

  1. If you want a color behind your ice cream cone paint your canvas and set aside to dry. 
  2. Trace a triangle on the bottom half of your canvas.
  3. Use brown paint to fill in your triangle. Use a Fork to create a cone design.
  4. In a small cup mix 1/4 cup of glue with 1/2 to 1 cup of shaving cream with a wooden craft stick. 
  5. Stir in 1 Tbsp. of paint.
  6. With the paint brush or your hands, add the glue, shaving cream and paint mixture to your cone.
  7. Let dry and enjoy your masterpiece!


  • Using your hands to paint on the "ice cream" gives it a more textured look. 
  • Save some $ an purchase your canvas at a discount store such as Ocean State Job Lot, and the shaving cream at the dollar store.
  • Any color tempera paint works! We used red for strawberry ice cream, and green for mint. Purple for black raspberry, white for vanilla (if you have a colored background), and brown for chocolate would be fun too!
  • Prefer your ice cream in a cup? Paint a cup first instead of a cone! 

Here are some Other Ice Cream Crafts You Can Make This Month 

This previously published article updated by Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas June 28, 2023