Sunday, May 15, 2011

We all scream for ICE SCREAM!!!


YUM! They're DONE!


The most delicious and realistic looking, and the tallest/most scoops!

24 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you posted these. I knew they would be wonderful. Kind of look like something you'd see at Willie Wonka's Factory!!

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  2. These are so much fun. I will file this idea away for next year. jan

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  3. Helllloooo Summer! These are fantastic, I'm adding this one to my files too:)

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  4. I love your students pop sculpture ice cream cones. I will be saving this idea for the future too. Thanks for presenting the lesson.

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  5. YUM! These are deliciously awesome.

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  6. These are so great! I know the kids just loved creating these.

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  7. These are FANTASTIC!!! and Yummy too! I just love these!

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  8. Glad you all like them. This was the EASIEST & fastest papier-mache project ever! Plus a HUGE hit with everyone. Everyone wants to make one.

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this. The theme in my classroom is ice cream. I may just have to give this a try this summer with some kids I hang out with! Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    - Sydney
    Lessons Learned

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  10. How did you end up displaying these for your art show? LOVE this idea & would love to try it out when we learn about Wayne Thiebaud!

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  11. Heidi, I had some long pieces of foam, and I used a screwdriver to dig holes into the foam, one hole per cone. Then we painted the foam with some leftover blue house paint that was given to me. For the show, we inserted a cone into each hole, and pinned a name tag right into the foam. You can see the foam in the photos.

    This was the quickest, easiest papier-mache project ever -very spontaneous and fun. I demo-ed and the kids built the cone in one class, papier-mache'd it in the next class, and painted it in a 3rd and maybe a 4th class, and time permitting put ModPodge on them to make them really shiny. The cones were papier-mache'd with brown Kraft paper so they were just painted directly with the ModPodge; no need for cone colored paint!

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  12. By the way, Heidi, I like the title of your blog - so now you've got to get started posting!! :-)

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  13. Phyl, I love these! I just stumbled onto your blog and am in awe and excitement! I'm a 2nd year elementary art teacher and these ice cream cones get me so excited to get into this next year!! How did you make them? I noticed you said you used paper cones for the bottom but then did you just ball up newspaper and use masking tape to tape them together before you paper-mached? Thanks so much for your help! Thank you for your ideas too!:)

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    1. Hi Danielle, glad you like my blog/project! I actually have lots of papier-mâché projects on the blog. Anyhow, I'll put quickie instructions here, but if you want more explicit detail, leave me your email address.

      So - yes - we wadded up newspaper balls; each ball had one smoothly wrapped page of newspaper on the outside, and some masking tape. We had a glue gun station, and a blob of glue was squeezed on the previous scoop and the new scoop was jammed on top. Then it was taped up-and-over in 2 directions, and a 'belt' of tape was added at the joint. The whole structure was built in one art class. They could load on as many scoops as they could finish.

      Because we were short on time till our art show, the papier-mâché was pretty much all done in one class, and to make painting faster, we used brown Kraft paper on the cones, and white on the scoops. No need to prime.

      The painting was fun -I premixed colors, and they started from the bottom scoop, putting too much paint on their brushes and letting it drip on purpose! The paints were Nasco's Bulk-Krylic.

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    2. By the way, the final coat of Mod Podge really made them shine, and look moist like melty ice cream, and added to the realism. I highly recommend it.

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    3. Thank you SO much for your quick reply! I'm super excited to try this! I think the kids will LOVE it and the parents will too! I am definitely going to take time to explore all your ideas! You have quite a talent! Thanks again!

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    4. Phyl, I don't have snow cone cups. Do you think I could just use poster board and make their molds using that and then have them paper mache over the poster board "cones?" I'm going to try this project this week! At least the first step. If you would rather, here is my email address. danielle.sheffler@yahoo.com. Thanks a scoop!:)

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  14. Hi Phyl

    I did a review of ice cream cone projects on my blog and included your awesome papier mache.

    http://www.k6art.com/2013/05/27/wayne-thiebaud-ice-cream-cones/

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  15. Thanks for including this, Rina! It is a fun project; the kids LOVE it.

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