Collage Art For Conversations around Food, Ice Cream Cone Project

Ice cream Cone Project Collages: A group project that inspires sharing that is age appropriate for preschool through elementary school. Vocabulary: Basic shapes, including circle, square, triangle, and rectangle, all over pattern, texture, repetition, collage Materials: Manila paper (recycled files and faded and yellowed paper work well, too), scrap construction paper, glue, markers and scissors Directions:
  1. Starting with a square piece of paper, fold at a diagonal.
  2. Unfold and then fold each side to center.
  3. Folded paper becomes the cone, triangle at the top becomes ice cream.
  4. Add additional ice cream flavors or half circle colors of construction paper.
  5. Add toppings. Each student can be assigned to make their own and to share.
  6. Lines can be drawn on cone with color pencils, crayons or markers.
Opportunity for Discussion and play:
  • Students can pretend their group is its own ice cream shop.
  • Create a name for restaurant, menu with prices, and descriptions for different toppings and names for different kinds of ice cream.
  • How is ice cream made?
  • Discuss allergies and alternatives for Ice cream such as sherbet, gelato, non-dairy ice cream, ice milk.

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