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
Paper or stiff fabric (we recycled some woven florist paper)
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.
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.
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.
Cut a triangle from the wafer cardboard to make a cone shape and glue or staple your gelato to the cone (we stapled ours).
Glue a craft magnet to the back of your gelato cone.
Admire on your fridge!
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.