Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ice Cream Foam Play Set

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I love craft foam.  And I especially like that, when wet, craft foam sticks to glass, tile, or the bath tub.  As a result, it is a fun, easy, and cheap way to come up with homemade toys.  The other day I came up with a fun ice cream play set for the boys.

  • Foam of various colors
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Container of water (or a bath tub)
Cut ice cream cone shapes out of a light tan/brown color.  Then cut out ice cream scoop shapes out of a variety of colors.

J is building a supreme ice cream cone.
I put all the ice cream parts into a container with a small amount of water in it.  I made sure to coat each piece with a little bit of water.  I also put out an ice cream scoop so that the boys could really pretend to be running an ice cream parlor.  I chose to set this up by the large window in our living room, but it works awesome in the bath tub too.

The invitation
J was so excited.  He loves ice cream.  So he started building some cute little ice cream cones.

Adding another scoop
Then he built a huge ice cream cone, with a cone on the top as well as the bottom.

I'd eat that ice cream cone.  Just sayin'...
And if you're building ice cream cones, it only makes sense to pretend to lick the ice cream...

K also tried out the ice cream set.  He focused mostly on getting the scoops of ice cream to stick to the window.

Picking out a flavor to use.
It sticks!
Then, of course, it only made sense to make some ice cream numbers!

I tried to type something witty, but every time I typed
number 2, I thought of poop.  Clearly, I am a mom
and I have a childish sense of humor.
The number 3
A really awesome number 4
The next day, we used the ice cream set in the bath tub.  It worked great!

Bath time fun