Make This Ice Cream Truck Piñata for National Ice Cream Day
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Make This Ice Cream Truck Piñata for National Ice Cream Day

Attention: National Ice Cream Day is today (July 17), and there are a lot of reasons to celebrate. No matter if you’re recovering from getting your wisdom teeth removed, nursing a break-up or simply in the need for something sweet, ice cream is always there for you. Brit + Co tends to celebrate ice cream 365 days out of the year by making scrumptious ice cream DIYs like glitter ice cream sandos, ice cream cake and clay ice cream cone planters, but for this year’s National Ice Cream Day, we’re making this totes amazing ice cream truck piñata.

Materials:

— sheets of cardboard (an old box will do!)

— box cutter

— streamers

— scissors

— masking tape

— hot glue gun

— liquid glue

— permanent market

— pen or pencil

— brown, black and light blue card stock

— round honeycomb

— sequin ribbon

Instructions:

1. Draw a truck (without wheels!) on one of the cardboard sheets. We will add the wheels later, don’t you fret. Cut the truck out with the box cutter.

2. Use that shape to trace a second truck on another sheet of cardboard. Cut it out.

3. Cut out cardboard strips that are three inches wide.

4. Tape the strips along the truck shape so it outlines the entire shape. Tape the second truck on top.

5. Cut a slit for the candy at the top of the piñata.

6. Make fringe out of your streamers.

7. Starting from the bottom of your truck, glue the fringe on the cardboard using the liquid glue. Cover the sides and the back with fringe.

8. Spell out “Ice Cream” with the sequin ribbon. Attach the ribbon with a hot glue gun.

9. Cut out four black wheels and a window from the card stock. (We traced the roll of masking tape to make perfect circles for the wheels.) Glue the wheels and the window on the piñata.

10. Use an extra piece of cardboard to draw a grid on the light brown card stock. Cut a rounded line from a corner of the paper to the top of the paper. If it helps, draw a light rounded line before cutting.

11. Roll up the card stock to make a cone and glue down the end of the paper. You may need to trim a little to create the perfect cone shape. Attach the cone to the top of the piñata with hot glue. Open the honeycomb and glue the inside cardboard pieces together to make the honeycomb stay open. Glue the honeycomb to the top of the truck and to the cone.

Draw a truck (without wheels!) on one of the cardboard sheets. We will add the wheels later, don’t you fret. Cut the truck out with the box cutter.

Use that shape to trace a second truck (the back side of the piñata) on another sheet of cardboard. Cut it out.

Cut out strips that are three inches wide.

Tape the strips along the truck shape so it outlines the entire shape. Tape the second truck piece on top.

Cut an opening for the candy at the top of the piñata.

Make fringe out of your streamers. I recommend watching Netflix while you cut your fringe. My go-to’s are The Office, Clueless and Gilmore Girls.

Starting from the bottom of your truck, glue the fringe on the cardboard using liquid glue. Feel free to play with the design of the truck! For ours, we used white fringe on the lower part of the truck and kept the majority of the truck pink.

Cover the sides and the back with fringe.

Spell out “Ice Cream” with the sequin ribbon. Attach the ribbon with a hot glue gun.

Cut out four black wheels and a window from the card stock. We traced the roll of masking tape to make perfect circles for the wheels.

Glue the wheels and the window on the piñata.

Use an extra piece of cardboard to draw a grid on the light brown card stock. Cut a rounded line from a corner of the paper to the top of the paper. If it helps, draw a light rounded line before cutting. Roll up the card stock to make a cone and glue down the end of the paper. You may need to trim a little to create the perfect cone shape.

Attach the cone to the top of the piñata with hot glue. Open the honeycomb and glue the inside cardboard pieces together. Glue the honeycomb to the top of the truck and to the cone.

All done!

I think I hear the sound of an ice cream truck!

Ice cream o’clock!

How are you celebrating National Ice Cream Day? Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative and tag @BritandCo. Need even more summer inspiration? Head to Pinterest STAT.

DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee

Photography: Kurt Andre