Is there anything better than ice cream on a hot summer day? We’re all about doing fun hands on learning activities during the summer months to prevent summer slide. This week, we tried a bunch of fun ice-creamed themed activities and created a fun hands-on thematic unit featuring our favorite summer treat. To top everything off, we made this fun fluffy ice cream slime recipe that looked just like ice cream! The kids loved playing with it, and slime has some fun scientific concepts that teach kids all about polymer chains and how different materials can have different properties when mixed together. Making slime recipes is one of our favorite science activities ever. Look at the bottom of the post for other fun and educational ice cream activities!
How to Make Fluffy Ice Cream Slime
Kids will love making this fluffy slime that looks just like ice cream!
What you’ll need to make ice cream slime:
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- Liquid laundry starch
- Shaving cream (use this exact brand)
- use this exact brand
- Brown, pink, and yellow food coloring
- Play ice cream cones
- Red pom poms
We used the same fluffy slime recipe as in the video below to make this slime. If you’re prefer written instructions, our recipe for the best fluffy slime ever has the full instructions and ratios.
Follow the video instructions, except when it is time to dye the glue mixture, separate it into three parts and dye one brown, one pink, and the other a pale, pale yellow. Or, you can dye it your favorite ice cream color. We thought the Neapolitan ice cream colors were the most “authentic.”
Fill up the bottom of your cones with paper. This will help the slime sit on top of the cone and look more like scoops of ice cream.
Add a cherry to the top, and play away!
As the slime moves around, it looks like the ice cream is melting!
My kids loved playing with this and after trying all three colors of ice cream individually, they mixed them together to make real Neapolitan ice cream. Twist the colors up to make even more fun ice cream colors!
More Fun Ice Cream Activities
Ice Cream Color Game // Schooling a Monkey
Picture Books About Ice Cream // The Jenny Evolution
The Best Ice Creams Around the World // Frog Mom
Ice Cream Letter Puzzle Printable // Living Life and Learning
The Best Ice Creams Around the World //Crafty Mama in Me