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. 🙂
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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!
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!
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.
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
Do you have any other suggestions for decorating these sugar cone Christmas trees? Have you ever made them with your kids?
GET A FULL SET OF CHRISTMAS THEME ACTIVITIES
The 169-page Christmas Lesson Plan Set includes hands-on activities and these additional printables:
1) Beginning Letters Gift Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
2) Reindeer Math Mats (2 versions in color and b/w)
3) My Christmas Senses Activity Book Making Pieces
4) 0-35 Christmas Number Cards (2 versions in color and b/w)
5) Christmas Counting Syllables Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
6) Christmas Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
7) Ornament Play Dough Mats
8) Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Task Cards (shapes, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, number 0-20)
9) Christmas Light Patterns Activity Pieces (in color and b/w)
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