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Easy How to Draw Ice Cream Tutorial and Ice Cream Coloring Page

Learn how to draw ice cream with an easy step by step tutorial. A soft serve with a twist makes a really pretty summer drawing.

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Ever wonder where soft serve ice cream came from? There are several businesses that claim to have invented it, and here is just one example.

It was Memorial Day in 1934, and Tom Carvel (the founder of Carvel brand) found his ice cream van had a punctured tire. He pulled his truck into parking area and started selling his melting ice creams to all the vacationers. He sold out within 2 days. He quickly decided that selling soft serve desserts in one location was a better way to go.

There are a few others that claim to be the first, including Dairy Queen and even Margaret Thatcher, of all people. A quick Google search will explain more.

These days, the classic twisted soft serve in a cone is what most children fondly remember about summer, and with a little help, they can draw one that looks a lot like the real thing. This tutorial shares how a little curve on the cone can make it look more round, and a few diagonal lines can add the familiar texture. A few well-placed twist lines in the ice cream itself will turn it into two flavors, which they can color as they wish.

Makes for a lovely work of art that will never melt!

Use the Button below to Download a PDF Tutorial

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Ice Cream Coloring Page

Materials for How to Draw Ice Cream

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Directions for How to Draw Ice Cream

Time needed: 35 minutes.

How to Draw Ice Cream

  1. Draw the curved cone rim.

  2. Add the bottom below.

  3. Draw rim lines and diagonal lines below.

  4. Add diagonal lines in opposite direction.

  5. Draw the first ice cream layer.

  6. Add another ice cream layer.

  7. Add a third ice cream twist on top.

  8. Draw inside swirl lines in each.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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  1. AmberD

    First off, I want to thank you for your willingness to share your hard work! I have had many students benefit from your step by step drawing! We always come to your site first. Second, link to the pink background swirl icecream pdf is actually a dinosaur :-). Thanks again for your offerings!

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