First paint a square paper the color ice cream you want. I would suggest water colors. I used tempera and it just made the paper harder to fold. My daughter likes this rainbow ice cream that stains wonderfully. So she painted her ice cream many colors, especially blue.
Then follow these directions here to make it into a ball.
Next we painted a brown paper with brown paint by using this box wrapped with yarn.
Roll it into a cone. There you have an inedible ice cream. But fun to play with.
I think it will be fun to make a bunch of scoops and let her use the ice cream scooper to put them in the cone. Maybe we will make an ice cream truck.
Here is another favorite summer treat.
It is a toilet paper tube painted then stapled in the middle. Her favorite flavor, blue.
Come back later for corn on the cob, watermelon, and S'mores.