American Girl Ice Cream Shop
This has been one exciting project! It has taken a few days longer than expected because during the course of the craft we kept changing ideas and adding pieces, which isn’t a bad thing. The kids were full blast with creativity and hands on help. About a week ago I posted a question in four different Facebook groups asking which Ice Cream Shop we should replicate and make printables for. Cold Stone Creamery came in first by far, but trailing in second was the Generic no name option. I think this is a win win for first and second place because you can always make your own labels for a generic store! Just use the same concept for the Cold Stone we have made. This project is really about the ice cream counter. How to create the counter, make the ice cream vats, place them on or in the counter, and set up the glass in front of the ice cream. (Note*I have my vats sitting at an angle, but they do fit level down into the opening in the counter.) A lot of this project will need your own unique finishing touches. I love projects like this because even though we made an example, you can take it and twist it into your own version. The kids and I love looking at the similar crafts! Please share them on the Brag Page when you can. It’s fun to browse through everyones creations! So, here it is! Tell us what you think!
- Foam Board
- Hot Glue Gun
- Clear Laminated Sheet or Recycled Packaging
- Scrap Book Paper *Optional
- Baby Food Containers or Condiment Containers (Note, the baby food containers will be bigger than the ranch, honey mustard, etc. containers)
- Testing Spoons from an Ice Cream Shop
- Silver Craft or Spray Paint
- Caulk Plus Silicone
- Cotton Balls
- Food Coloring
- Small Containers for TIPS and test spoons *Mine were recycled Baby Bottle Pops
- Concession Candy Printables & Other Mix Ins
- Cold Stone Printables
- Menu Printable
- Menu 2 Printable
- Sticker Paper *Optional
- Red Cold Stone Cup Printables
- White Cold Stone Cup Printables
- Ice Cream FlavorsPrintables
- Mod Podge
- Your own furnishings to complete the shop!
- I have a favorite spray paint that doesn’t run or streak or flicker. Rust-Oleum Painters Touch 2X Ultra Cover Paint & Primer Metallic Aluminum. This stuff is great! I am not a spray painter. I get too impatient to finish the craft! This stuff dries almost instantly and it works on everything! I wouldn’t recommend a product like this unless I really think it’s the best. For me so far it has been the best spray paint ever!!
- Of course you can just substitute any small spoon for the tester spoons. But where’s the fun in that? Take a field trip and get your ice cream testing on!
- Mix Ins-This is where it will be fun to see everyone’s own unique version. We used concession candy that we made a long time ago. It was perfect for our mix ins because our mix in display (clear tray from Target One Spot) didn’t have a lid. If you have tiny square jars you might want to make each mix in differently! Anything works right?! When we went to Cold Stone for inspiration they had candy for the mix ins still in wrappers and packaging, so you can’t go wrong no matter how you choose to do yours!
- I used Sticker Paper for my ice cream labels and some signs this time. I’ve always wanted to do it but haven’t and then the fabulous reader Gina told me she was using it for a lot of our printables so I had to jump on board. They are wonderful! Thanks Gina!
Our inspiration trip to Cold Stone!
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