Summer Art Challenge: Ice Cream Prints

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! Did you know that this Sunday, July 19th is National Ice Cream Day! And we at the MCAC are never one to shy away from a scoop or cone, so we thought we would celebrate with some fun print work! That's right, this weekend's challenge, create an Ice Cream Print using some styrofoam, acrylic paints and imagination!

What's your favorite ice cream flavor? Or what flavor can you dream up? What toppings would you include? These are all questions you should think about when creating your ice cream print. 

You will need to cut out styrofoam in the shape of a cone or bowl and then cut out styrofoam circles to be your scoops of ice cream. Use a pencil to create some texture in the styrofoam, maybe a criss-cross pattern in the cone or swirls in the ice cream. Then you will want to paint the styrofoam with your paints. (You can use marker, watercolor or finger paints too.) Use multiple colors on the ice cream scoops to represent different flavors or add pops of color hear and there to represent toppings. Lay your styrofoam on paper and apply pressure with your palm or use the back of a wooden spoon. Peal off the styrofaom and check out your ice cream scoop! See how many you can stack, the sky is the limit with ice cream prints! 

We would love to see your work! Please send us a photograph of your artwork by Monday, July 20th to our email at and we will share your work with our MCAC community. 

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Updated on: July 17, 2020
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