Ice Cream Cone Balloon Craft

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream on our birthday. This simple craft will turn your birthday day décor into a dessert favorite.

Jeff Mauro makes an Ice Cream Balloon Craft, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Jeff Mauro makes an Ice Cream Balloon Craft, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

You'll need the following craft supplies, which can easily be picked up at any craft store:

  • Scissors
  • Crepe paper streamers (in colors matching the balloons)
  • Colorful balloons
  • Gold party hats
  • Hot glue gun (with glue sticks)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Construction paper
  • Wooden dowels
  • Red pom-poms

How to make the ice cream balloons:

  1. Use scissors to cut a scalloped edge into crepe paper streamers of corresponding colors to the balloons. These streamers will mimic ice cream drips coming down a cone. Secure the crepe paper to the edge of the gold party hats with double-sided tape or hot glue. The scalloping should face the pointed end of the hats.
  2. Cut construction paper into confetti to mimic ice cream sprinkles. These will be glued to the top of the balloons later.
  3. Blow up the balloons and tape a wooden dowel to the knot of each tied balloon. Thread a party hat onto each dowel and up toward the secured balloon to create an ice cream cone. Secure the stick at the bottom of each hat with hot glue.
  4. Adhere the confetti and a "cherry" pom-pom to the top of each balloon using the hot glue gun. Hot glue is safe to use on balloons and won't pop them! 

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