Build: play ice cream bars
Make your own wooden ice cream bars for kids play or party favors.
I made these ice cream bars as favors for the chocolate birthday party we had last weekend:
An inexpensive and easy project to make that’s fun for kids and serves as party decor.
A 1×3 pine board and 5/16″ dowel is all you need to make the size and proportion almost identical to the real deal:
Wrapped up and ready to give as favors.
I used a scrap piece of 4×4 and drilled holes to ‘serve’ the ice cream bars:
Good enough to eat:
How to make wooden play ice cream bars:
1. Using a piece of 1×3 pine board at least 6″ long make a mark at 4 1/2″ then draw a curved arch.
This will be the top portion of the ice cream bar.
2. Using a 1 1/4″ spade bit make a circular hole in the upper corner:
3. Clamp the piece and jig saw the remaining curved portion:
4. Sand edges smooth:
5. Cut 5/16″ dowel at 4 1/2″ long:
6. Using a 5/16″ bit marked with tape for 1 1/2″ depth drill a hole in center bottom of ice cream bar:
7. Paint two coats brown acrylic paint:
8. Paint curved bite portion (ice cream) white.
9. Glue dowel into hole:
10. Seal with clear gloss polycrylic spray:
11. Make birthday tag and cut with circular punch:
12. Wrap each ice cream bar in cellophane bag, tie with ribbon and add tag: