Make Cute Ice Cream Cone Sleeves for Your Next Party

06/04/2014 at 12:02 PM ET

How to make ice cream cone sleeves
Anna Hezel

Is there anything more summery and nostalgic than an ice cream party?

You take one classic, indulgent summer treat, place it center stage, and create a whole event around it. Often, though, when I’m tempted to host an ice cream party, my mind goes the way of melty messes. I fret about dripping ice cream and soggy cones and sticky hands.

As it turns out, the solution to this problem is absurdly simple and can double as a party decoration: DIY paper ice cream cone sleeves. There’s very little to making them, but the results go a long way. The sleeves keep the whole operation tidy, preventing the cones from getting sticky and soggy, and they make each ice cream cone unique.

How to make ice cream cone sleeves
Anna Hezel

All it takes is a pack of origami paper, some scissors, and tape. This is a great project to involve kids in; you could even have them create their own origami patterns on squares of white paper.

How to make ice cream cone sleeves
Anna Hezel

Supplies:

— Pack of origami paper, 6 x 6-inch
— Scissors
— Scotch tape
— Package of sugar cones

Instructions:

Measure four inches from the corner of one of your sheets of origami. Using a compass or a small round plate, sketch a curved edge at this four-inch mark, so that you wind up with a quarter of a circle drawn around the corner of the paper.

How to make ice cream cone sleeves
Anna Hezel

Cut this out and use it to trace the same shape in the opposite corner of the sheet of paper.

How to make ice cream cone sleeves
Anna Hezel

Wrap each quarter-circle around the point of an ice cream cone, forming a cone of paper, and secure with about half an inch of tape. Scoop yourself some ice cream, and enjoy.

How to make ice cream cone sleeves
Anna Hezel

—Anna Hezel

This article was originally published on Food52, a site that brings cooks together to share recipes, ideas and support.

FILED UNDER: Dessert , Expert Tips , Home , Ice Cream

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