Here is Kinley’s fabulous cardboard ice cream shop that she built for her school project. Kinley’s class is creating a town where each child has to build and run their own business. Kinley selected an ice cream shop for her business and she will be selling real ice cream to her classmates from her cardboard ice cream shop.
Building this ice cream shop was a family effort but Kinley worked so hard and she did almost all of the painting herself!
Please see the photos below to view the steps that we took. You will also find a detailed tutorial on how we built constructed it. The cardboard ice cream shop would be perfect for a birthday party or even a little carnival.
My girls cannot wait for this to come home from school so that they can use it as a playhouse!
I also wanted to thank my Dad for all of his help, he is the master at things like this!
Cardboard Ice Cream Shop Playhouse Tutorial
:: We started with a 36x36x36 box that we purchased from a packaging company.
:: Paint two coats of latex semi-gloss paint.
:: Use painters tape to create your stripes.
:: Paint your colored stripes.
:: We used the flaps on the box as the roof and the base.
:: We taped the flaps at the base to make it sturdy.
:: We cut out the window by cutting the sides and the bottom and then we made a scalloped awning by tracing around a little bowl and then cutting. We used little pieces of cardboard on each side of the awning to hold it up.
:: Lift up the top flaps to create your roof and make some cuts from the sides to create a roof.
:: Cut a door in the back. We used a little knob for a doorknob.
:: The Roof – We layered the roof with the scalloped bulletin board border.
:: Menu – Made out of a little chalkboard.
:: See supply resources below