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Gelato Fridge Magnets

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Bring a hint of Italy to your kitchen with these pretty gelato fridge magnets and use them to stick up your favourite works of art. Have fun scraping wet paint with a comb to create an interesting wafer texture for the ice cream cone.

Time: 15 minutes plus drying time
Age: 5-10's, Over 10's
Level: Medium

Materials
Cardboard
Orange paint
Paper or stiff fabric (we recycled some woven florist paper)
Comb
Fridge magnet
Scissors
Stapler
PVA glue

Method
Create an interesting waffle texture for the ice cream cone by scraping paint with a comb.
Blob some paint onto a piece of thick cardboard.
Scrape in horizontal and vertical directions with the comb then leave to dry.



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Wafer texture for the cone


Cut a rectangle of paper or stiff fabric to make the gelato. You can make any size. We used a rectangle 13cm x 6cm.
Fold the rectangle into a concertina. Our finished concertina was 6cm x 1cm.
Staple the concertina in the middle.



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Fold the gluey sides together over the staple to make a semi circle fan then turn over and repeat on the other side to make a full circle fan shape


Glue one side then fold the top layer edges together over the staple to create a semi circle fan shape.
Turn over and glue the other side. Fold the top layer over the staple to complete a circular fan shape.



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Cut a triangle from the wafer cardboard to make a cone shape and glue or staple your gelato to the cone (we stapled ours).



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Glue a craft magnet to the back of your gelato cone.



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Admire on your fridge!



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You could also stick the gelato cones on to a blank card to make a pretty greeting card, or make a few and mount in a box frame.

Categories
#Medium
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Gelato
#Ice cream
#Paint
#Fridge magnet
#Magnet
#Paper
#Greeting card
#Mothers Day
#Around The World
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