I Scream, You Scream: Scenic Sand and CelluClay Ice Cream!


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Next to eating ice cream, there's nothing sweeter than making an ice cream themed arts and crafts project! In this project tutorial, we'll show you how to make Scenic Sand and CelluClay ice cream sundaes that look so good you might want to sneak a taste*! (*Just kidding! Even though Scenic Sand and CelluClay are ACMI approved non-toxic, please don't eat them!)

This is such a cute art project! Create ice cream sundae sculptures with Scenic Sand colored sand and CelluClay instant paper mache. Get all of the instructions in this post! #celluclay #coloredsand #sculptureproject

Materials Needed for Scenic Sand and CelluClay Ice Cream Sundaes

  • Scenic Sand colored sand (in colors of your choice. We used Pink, White, and Cocoa Brown to create a neapolitan ice cream treat)
  • CelluClay instant paper mache (in white or gray)
  • Glass or plastic ice cream sundae mug
  • Foam ball
  • Newspaper or aluminum foil
  • Masking tape
  • Acrylic paints in colors of your choice (we used pink, brown, red, and green)
  • Paint brushes
  • Optional: straw or spoon to place into the mug for a decorative touch

How to Make Scenic Sand and CelluClay Ice Cream Sundaes

Begin by layering colors of Scenic Sand colored sand in the glass or plastic ice cream sundae mug.

Layer Scenic Sand colored sand into a glass or plastic mug to create layers of "ice cream" for an ice cream sundae sculpture. #coloredsand

Next, create an armature of ice cream and whipped topping by taping foam balls together, by creating balls with newspaper or aluminum foil and taping them together, or by doing a hybrid of the two (like we did).

Create an ice cream sundae armature with foam balls, aluminum foil, and masking tape #armature

Mix the CelluClay according to package directions.

Mix CelluClay in a Ziploc bag to contain dust while mixing.

Cover the ice cream armature with the mixed CelluClay. Set it aside and allow it to dry thoroughly. Depending on the weather, this could take a couple of days.

This CelluClay ice cream sundae is drying and almost ready for paint!

Once the CelluClay is totally dry, paint it however you like!

For the final step, paint the ice cream made of CelluClay however you like! We used acrylic paints.

Allow the paint to dry, and then enjoy your ice cream sundae sculpture!

It's so fun to create an ice cream sundae sculpture! Learn how to use colored sand and paper mache to create a delicious work of art! #celluclay #sculpture #coloredsand

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