Despite the rain outside as I write this, it’s is the middle of summer so this month I’m showing you how to make a sweet ice cream garland. I already have a free printable version but this one can be personalised with your own colours and expressions. There’s also a two scoop birthday card option at the end.
What you’ll need:
- Thin card in wafer, ice cream and cherry colours (I’ve got cream, pink and red here but use whatever you like)
- Round things to draw around (see sizes below) or pair of compasses
- Pencil and eraser
- Black marker pen
- Long ruler
- Double-sided tape or glue dots or glue stick and sticky tape
- String (for the garland)
- My Draw Kawaii Faces free printable (optional)
I’m using an A4 sheet of card but you can make your ice creams bigger or smaller – just keep the same ratios. Cut your wafer coloured card in half and then in half again.
Measure half way along one of the shorter sides and mark it.
Measure 1cm in from each side on the other short end and mark.
Join the marks together using a ruler and pencil to make a triangle.
Cut out your triangle and round off the end. Now you have a cone! You can use it as it is but I’m making it a wafer cone.
For wafer lines you’ll need a felt tip pen of a darker colour than your card. I’m using yellow but brown would be good too. You’ll want to put a bit of scrap paper down to protect your workspace.
Starting somewhere in the middle of your cone, draw a diagonal line with your ruler and pen. The angle doesn’t matter at all. Move your ruler down to draw further lines and try to keep them to the same angle and spacing.
When you get to the bottom, turn the card around and add more lines to the top.
Turn your cone around and add the next set of lines at a different angle. Again, any angle is fine.
Finished! Put your cone to the side for later.
It’s time to make ice cream! Draw around your larger object (or use the compasses) on the pink card (or whatever colour you chose). I’m using a small teacup here which is about 7.5cm in diameter.
To make it look more like a scoop, use a smaller object (mine is a spice jar lid, about 5cm) to draw a bulge on the bottom.
Add a couple more to the sides and cut it out. You could freehand this part if you want it to look more like it’s melting.
Time to add a face! As always, you can practice with my free Draw Kawaii Faces printable which has eight cute faces to choose from. If you’re still not confident, get your printer to scale it up and then use tracing paper to copy a face over. Pencil in first and then go over with a black marker pen.