Brilliant Bubble Wrap Ice Cream Craft


Say hello to Summer with our colourful Bubble Wrap Ice Cream Craft.

Bubble Wrap Ice Cream Craft

When the sun is shining and you are enjoying a trip to the beach or the park with your kids, there is nothing better to cool you down than a delicious ice-cream.

Unfortunately, ice-cream time on a trip out has become a little more tricky since our middle son was diagnosed as being Dairy Intolerant around a year ago. But we are starting to see more alternatives coming onto the market, which means that he doesn’t have to miss out on one of his favourite summer treats. We found an ice-cream stand recently that had a couple of soya ice-cream options, then there are fruit sorbets or a good old ice lolly to choose from as well.

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All of my kids were able to enjoy making this ice-cream craft though using our favourite junk material bubble wrap, without fear of getting a tummy ache. They had fun sitting down together choosing their ice-cream flavours (well which coloured paint to use) and arguing over who was going to get the most scoops onto their cone. So it was pretty reminiscent of a real family trip to the ice-cream stand.

Bubble Wrap Ice Cream Craft

When we receive a parcel wrapped in bubble wrap, we always stash it away in our Making Box to use in one of our activities. It is ideal for adding a quirky texture to a craft and popping those bubbles throughout is a great way to keep everybody calm and relaxed.


  • Bubble Wrap
  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Paint
  • Cardboard
  • Paper

Ahead of the Activity

Cut out circles of cardboard and glue circles of bubble wrap onto them – bubble side up.

Cut our ice-cream cone templates from a brown paper bag.

Pour out different coloured paints and lay out some brushes before inviting your kids to make their own ice-cream craft.

Making a Bubble Wrap Ice Cream Craft


Making a Bubble Wrap Ice Cream Craft

How to make a Bubble Wrap Ice Cream Craft

Glue down your ice-cream cone into the centre of  a sheet of paper. We used a nice summery shade of yellow paper.

Select your ice-cream flavour from the paint platter and add on one scoop or two to your ice-cream.

If your kids have been extra good then why not add on some glitter sprinkles or drizzle on some raspberry “red paint” sauce.

Bubble Wrap Ice Cream Craft

For more Summer themed Bubble Wrap Activities  check out these awesome ideas from our fellow Bubble Wrap loving bloggers:

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We love this idea for a Bubble Wrap & Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft  from The Resourceful Mama

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Bubble Wrap Ice Cream Craft

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