Christmas Tree Cones-Advent Day 5

Gingerbread houses are a lot of fun to make with kids, but sometimes it’s nice to have an alternative that is a bit easier for both kids and adults. With Christmas Tree Cone Decorating you get all the messy fun, creativity, and of course the sugar, but you don’t have to assemble the gingerbread house. ūüôā

Christmas Activity for Kids...Christmas Tree Cone Decorating

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Making Your Christmas Tree Cones

For Day 5 of our advent calendar we made Christmas trees using sugar cones, green frosting, and assorted 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!

Christmas Activity for Kids...Christmas Tree Cone Decorating

I don’t think I have ever gotten them to smile at the same time this quickly. They were very eager to get started.

Christmas Activity for Kids...Christmas Tree Cone Decorating

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.

Christmas Activity for Kids...Christmas Tree Cone Decorating

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.

Christmas Activity for Kids...Christmas Tree Cone Decorating

Their Christmas tree forest was beautiful when they finished!

Christmas Activity for Kids...Christmas Tree Cone Decorating

Continue the Fun

After you’re done with your Christmas tree cone decorating, share a story together while kids enjoy eating their creations. These are some of our favorite stories about Christmas trees.

Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

The Pine Tree Parable

The Little Fir Tree

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree


More Christmas Tree Cone Decorating Ideas

Here are some more ideas for decorating Christmas tree 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

Santa Treat Cone

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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