With the weather warming up here, we are starting to think about summertime and everything it brings. Sunny days, weekends at the coast, and ice cream stops. Of course, there are plenty of ways for your family to have fun at home, too. If you have little ones to entertain this summer, we have lots of great play ideas, including these super cute papercut ice cream bars.

These ice cream bars are an easy craft for kids to make (or to help you with). All they have to do is cut and glue! Then they will be all ready for some make-believe fun.

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Our papercut ice cream bars are meant for creative play. But of course we think half the fun is in making them! Crafting these ice cream bars could be a great family activity or playdate idea. And once they’re assembled, they’ll be an ongoing source of entertainment!

Altogether, there are three ice cream bar designs to choose from. Your kiddos can pick their favorites or make a whole bunch of different kinds for them and their friends to play with. They could even pretend to own an ice cream shop! Our ice cream shop iron-on designs and ice cream shop sign would be perfect for that. Or they could also bring in their own toys to make it feel more real.

When you’re ready to craft these papercut ice cream bars, just follow our instructions below. And if you want to share pictures of your kids’ crafts, please do! You can always email hello@liagriffith.com, messages pictures to us on Facebook or Instagram, or tag your posted pictures with #MadeWithLia. Enjoy! ~ Lia and team

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How to Make Papercut Ice Cream Bars

  1. Use the SVG file with your cutting machine or the PDF if you’re cutting by hand.
  2. Use an adhesive tape roller or low-temp glue gun to adhere the popsicle sticks to the backside of the ice cream bar. Glue the matching piece to the front to hide the stick.
  3. Add details to the front, also using a glue roller or glue gun.

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Find More Easy Crafts for Kids

Love this idea? We’ve got lots of simple kids’ crafts on the site. We also have felt toys you can make for your kids.

For more craft ideas and inspiration, connect with us on InstagramPinterest, and Facebook. Or browse our video tutorials on paper flowers, home décor, and more.

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