Ice cream season is back and if you're not eating it at the moment, you may as well be crafting it!

Ice cream season is back and if you're not eating it at the moment, you may as well be crafting it! If your family likes to craft together, you're likely to have kid-craft staples such as pom-poms and googly eyes in your supply stash. They'll come in handy for this simple summer craft project to decorate your kitchen. Be forewarned: You'll probably develop a craving for the real thing!

WHAT YOU NEED

*Beige felt

*Brown marker

*Tacky glue

*Polyester fiberfill stuffing

*Pom-poms

*Googly eyes

*Needle and thread

HOW YOU DO IT

1. Cut out a triangle of felt approximately 2 inches wide. Use the marker to make crossing lines on it, like a waffle cone.

2. Roll the felt into a cone shape and glue into place. Hold the shape together for a few minutes until the glue is set.

3. Stuff three-fourths of the cone with stuffing.

4. Add glue to the bottom and sides of a pom-pom and drop into the cone. Glue another pom-pom on top of it, again holding in place until the glue is set. Finally, glue a small red pom-pom on top of the "scoops."

5. Glue googly eyes to the cone and draw or paste on a smile.

6. For adults or older kids: Thread a needle and pull through the sides of the cone and bottom scoop. Tie the thread in a knot at the top, and your ice cream cone is ready to hang and bring smiles all summer!

WHO THOUGHT THIS UP

OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.