The below is a guest post from Momtastic written and photographed by Shauna Younge.

Summer was off to a slow, rainy start in Minnesota, but it’s finally kicked into high gear. A slew of 90 degree days has me looking for any excuse to eat a big dose of ice cream. And, since kiddo is out of school, I’m also on the hunt for projects to keep her and her little sister entertained. What better way to marry dessert and DIYs than a summery spin on the dyeing fun that my girls love when they design Easter eggs? Hello, ice cream cones! Meet food coloring!

Most of my dessert tables and sweet DIYs are a union of design and color trends, which is evident in this project. Neon, color block, and cones? Yes! My girls were eager to dip and tilt their way to vibrantly hued ice cream cones, and this dyeing ice cream cones project was finger-staining (only temporarily, of course) fun for all three of us.

sugar ice cream cones
liquid or gel food coloring
clear plastic cups or glasses
paper towels

Step 1: Line a clean counter top with several paper towels. Following the package instructions, mix your desired colors of food coloring in clear cups or glasses.

Step 2: Lower the tip of an ice cream cone into a glass of dye. To create an angled block of color, tilt the glass to the degree that you want reflected on the cone.

To read more head over to Momtastic for the full instructions by clicking here.


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