Paper Mache Ice Cream Cone 1

Mache+Ice+cream+cone-533x1024The structure of this cone comes from a terra cotta planter and crumbled sheets of thin aluminum foil. The weight of the planter makes a great base and the foil crumbles so much better than newspaper. I can’t wait to see this painted in yummy ice cream colors!

1. Mache strips of newpaper over a terra cotta planter. Mine cost just $1 at Michaels.
2. Crumble sheets of foil to make a ball. (I used the precut sheets for sandwiches from Smart & Final.) Keep layering sheets until the size is right. Mache newspaper around it and repeat for more scoops and a cherry.

Paper Mache Recipe
1 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups cold water
4 cups boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
In a bowl, combine the flour and cold water. Add to the saucepan of boiling water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Let it cool and thicken before using.

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