Table of contents for Advent Calendar 2012
- Our Advent Calendar Ideas and Tips for Creating Your Own
- DIY Advent Calendar-Advent Day 1
- DIY Snowman Christmas Ornaments-Advent Day 2
- Mail a Letter to Santa-Advent Day 3
- Hot Chocolate Taste Test Experiment-Advent Day 4
- Christmas Tree Cones-Advent Day 5
- Felt Christmas Tree Ideas-Advent Day 6
- Mint Green Play Dough Christmas Trees-Advent Day 7
- Christmas Parade and DIY Parade Ideas-Advent Day 8
- Make a Gingerbread House-Advent Day 9
- Gingerbread Play Dough-Advent Day 10
- Felt Gingerbread Set-Advent Day 11
- Record Carols and Email to Family-Advent Day 12
- Polar Express Activities-Advent Day 13
- Peppermint Play Dough-Advent Day 14
- Christmas Play Date-Advent Day 15
- Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes-Advent Day 16
- Ribbon Christmas Tree Craft-Advent Day 17
- Grinch Activities-Advent Day 18
- Ribbon Tree Christmas Cards-Advent Day 19
- Washable Santa’s Treat Plate-Advent Day 20
- Make Homemade Gifts-Advent Day 21
- Jingle Bell Streamers and The Nutcracker-Advent Day 22
- Christmas Pancakes-Advent Day 23
- PJs, Cocoa, and Christmas Lights-Advent Day 24
- Merry Christmas-Advent Day 25
For Day 5 of our advent calendar we made Christmas trees using sugar cones, green frosting, and different candies. I simply put all of the items out and let the kids decorate as long as they wanted. It was messy, but not near as messy as I anticipated. And they were SO happy with their creations!
I don’t think I have ever gotten them to smile at the same time this quickly. They were very eager to get started.
We started by letting the kids try to frost their own cones. We quickly realized it took a lot of frosting to cover those cones. When they tired of it and asked for help, I helped them finish covering the cones.
They spent a lot of time placing their decorations ever so carefully, and they all asked for a second cone when they finished the first.
Their Christmas tree forest was beautiful when they finished!
Here are some more ideas for decorating Christmas tr cones from other sites. There are lots of great options. Next year I will probably make sure we have more variety in our frosting choices and decorative candies.
Candy Cookie Cones from Coupon Clipping Cook
Cupcake Filled Christmas Tree Cones from Tasty Kitchen
Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees from The Hungry Housewife
Ice-Cream Cone Christmas Trees from Chasing Cheerios
Christmas Treat Cones from We-Made-That
Do you have any other suggestions for decorating these sugar cone Christmas trees? Have you ever made them with your kids?
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