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DIY Ice Cream Stand for Kids

This picture below with the girls is what our weekend has looked like so far!  April showers showed to be a true statement in our neck of the woods.  Not only showers, but severe weather too.

This is not the type of weather that I would allow my kids to go  play out in!  We desperately needed some inside activities to do.  About a month ago I did a post about a fun TCBY Frozen Yogurt Party that we had.  I still had some cute wooden spoons and cups leftover and I thought up a great idea on how to use them!  We ended up making a Frozen Treats stand as a Rainy Day activity/ craft!  It was so much fun and of course we enjoyed some of our favorite TCBY Frozen Yogurt while we made our crafts. 😉

Here is my favorite that we made… the Mint Chocolate Chip!  (The chocolate chips were made with a marker.)

We went to Walmart to get our supplies!  They had all the supplies that I needed to make the shack including this huge Elmer’s Trifold Foam Board! Yay!  You can see the rest of my shopping trip on Google Plus!

 Of course we bought lots of TCBY Frozen Yogurt!  Mint Chocolate Chip, English Toffee Crunch, Chocolate Chink Cookie Dough and Chocolate Chocolate!

For the Frozen Treats Stand I used The Lemonade Stand Tutorial from the Elmer’s website.  It was super easy to make and only took me a couple of hours.  I did make some adjustments like making an awning and I glued on faux bulletin board paper to the outside of the Elmer’s Tri Fold Foam Boardto make it look like wood.

For the awning just make some adjustment to the original stand by cutting a portion of the foam board halfway.  This way you can make it pop up.  Then using scrapbook or construction paper make the awning have scallops by just gluing it on. To make the awning pop up I used twine and push pins like in the pic above.

Next up we needed some treats for our Frozen treats stand.  I had the girls help me make all of the treats!  They had so much fun with this!

First craft that we made was the Frozen Yogurt Scoops made out of a foam ball and yarn!

The second craft that we made was Popsicles made of construction paper and Popsicle sticks!  We just shaped the construction paper to look like Popsicles and then glued them on the sticks with Elmer’s Extra Strength Glue Sticks.

Of course we enjoyed our TCBY Frozen Yogurt while we made all of our crafts!    Here is Baby Love enjoying her TCBY Frozen Yogurt!

 The Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough is SO good!  I know that Pinkie Pie loved it!!! (That is face paint that has rubbed off on her face btw!)

 After we were done with the crafts the playing began!

So fun!

 They played like this for hours!!!

 Great for a rainy day!

 See the English Toffee Crunch?  We just added some brown spots to make it look that way!

 Even though it was a rainy and stormy day… we made it fun and exciting!

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Tuesday 24th of April 2012

So cute! Thanks for sharing. Where did you find the faux bulletin board paper? And is the awning a separate piece of foam board? Thanks!


Tuesday 24th of April 2012

Hi Colleen! The Faux Wood bulletin board paper is from Mardel's and the top part is another foam board! Thanks!!!

Alissa Circle

Monday 23rd of April 2012

This is incredible!!! How fun! I need an ice cream shop too!

Thursday 19th of April 2012

This is so creative! I love it! Amazingly cute!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Wow! I had to do a double take when I read that your stand was made from a tri-fold board. Beautifully done! So clever, creative and awesome! The yarn ball yogurts are so creative too!


Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Thanks, Jenn!!! :)


Wednesday 18th of April 2012

So cute, Rachel! Love te yarn ice cream!

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