I Scream.  You Scream.  We All Scream for Ice Cream!  Go ahead and have a spoon full of ice cream!  I created this Mini Ice Cream Cookie Craft to celebrate the end of the school year and to welcome summer!

These easy to make Mini Ice Cream Cone Cookies encourage fine motor skill development such as using a knife to cut or spread frosting.  Dexterity skills are definitely challenged for picking up tiny pieces of candy and the itty, bitty sprinkles. 

When it comes to sensory processing, this cookie craft is especially good if your child is working on increasing their tolerance for having messy hands.  The pairing of a non-preferred sensation (getting hands dirty with frosting) with a positive association of ice cream, can serve as an experience that turns a messy activity into a fun experience.  Plus, licking this kind of ice cream may also introduce a new texture that some kids may otherwise avoid.

I always have a wet paper towel or wet wipe on hand so kids can wipe their hands.  Plus, it’s also best practice for little chefs to learn to not lick their fingers while cooking, no matter how delicious.  It’s not only good practice for sanitation, but also good practice for exercising self-control!

I know you’re gonna love making these with your kids!  Would you like one scoop or two?  Or perhaps you prefer having a spoonful of ice cream?   In this case, each mini ice cream cone fits onto a tablespoon, and although small, they’re sure to be a big hit at your next celebration.

Check out the video tutorial below for step by step instructions to make these tasty treats.

 

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL

 Here’s what you’ll need

  • Wafer cookie
  • Mini Nilla Wafer cookie
  • Mini M&M or red hot candy
  • Frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • 2 Knives (1 to cut and 1 to spread the frosting)
  • Toothpick

  Make it!

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Other modifications

  • Consider subbing ingredients to make it dairy and gluten free.
  • Use a rocker knife.
  • Use tweezers to pick up small candies.

 

COMING SOON…  A cool Ice Cream Sandwich lunch idea that’ll turn any plain sandwich into a treat!