Friday, May 27, 2011

My Ice Cream Kings

Our book this week was called The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger.  It's about a little boy who LOVES his ice cream and dreams about living in a world of such creamy delight.  In the end, he thinks the best thing about ice cream is sharing it with someone he loves.  We LOVE ice cream too and this was a super cute book with fun and bright illustrations by Julie Downing.

For our craft project, we made some puffy paint (you can find the recipe here) and used food coloring to make the paint pink, mint green, chocolate brown and left some white for vanilla.  I used a paper bag and cut out some triangles to use as cones, which we glued to construction paper and then used the puffy paint to make some super cute ice cream paintings.

(they also used some foam ice cream shaped stickers and made a collage with them).

We made some homemade ice cream in a bag (you can find the recipe here).  I would recommend using a little more sugar than what the recipe calls for, because our's was a wee bit bitter.  I'd also do this outside, because the boys went a little wild shaking their bags and I had water (melted ice) flying everywhere....but they had a BLAST making this....a fun little science experiment and something we will definitely try again this summer.

You will need ice, storage and sandwich ziploc bags, sugar, vanilla, milk and rock salt (our's was "Morton's ice cream salt" in a red box).

Later, Nicholas, Nathan, Zachary, Anthony and I (the girls were off doing other things) had some fun making our own SUNDAES.

Fun Times......we are SO Ready for SUMMER to begin - only one more week left of school!

*Disclosure: I received this book from Tiger Tales for review purposes and was not compensated in anyway.  The opinions and projects herein are my own.

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