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Decofoam

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Decofoam Ice-Cream Cone

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I scream, you scream we all scream for ice-cream! This idea is a great way to incorporate all sizes of the decofoam balls into one project.

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  • Step 1Cut a circle out of the yellow cover paper, approximately 19cm in diameter.
  • Step 2Cut a straight line to the centre point and bend the cardboard around to create a cone shape, making sure the opening is approximately the same diameter as the largest Decofoam Ball (7cm). Secure with glue.
  • Step 3Choose the tissue paper colours that you’d like for your ice-cream and take the first colour you’d like to use. Carefully cover one side of the tissue paper in glue and wrap around 2/3 of the largest of the decofoam balls, creating a ruffled edge at the bottom. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Take your second chosen colour for the ice-cream and repeat the step above, this time wrapping most of the ball.
  • Step 5To create the cherry on top, make a stem by twisting some green tissue paper and attaching to the smallest decofoam ball with glue. Cover the rest of the small decofoam ball in red tissue paper. Allow to dry.
  • Step 6Sit the largest decofoam ball in the top of the cone and attach with glue. Allow to dry
  • Step 7Attach the second largest decofoam ball to the largest using glue. Allow to dry.
  • Step 8Finally attach the smallest decofoam ball to the second largest ball with glue and allow to dry.

Materials used in this activity

Tissue Paper - Assorted - Pack of 100
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Decofoam Balls - 3cm - Pack of 50
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Decofoam Balls - 5cm - Pack of 30
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Decofoam Balls - 7cm - Pack of 10
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CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 1 Litre
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