Many projects I attempt with my kids look beautiful in the tutorial but they wind up being way more work than I anticipated. I don't enjoy hours of set up and clean up only to have the kids be done in five minutes.
Sure, Christmas cookie decorating is fun and everything but this simple project really takes it up a notch. My kids had a blast making these. I did too!
The hardest part is buying all the supplies you'll need at the store: ice cream cones (the pointy ones), frosting, food coloring, sprinkles and assorted candies for decorating.
Set everything out (I put each candy type in sections of a divided tray but small bowls or a muffin tin would work too) and then mix up a little green frosting. I made dark green, light green and we left some of the trees white to look like snow. Depending on the age of your kids, you might need to frost the cone for them. I did theirs because it was much quicker and gave an even surface of the frosting.
Then, simply place the cone on a sheet of wax or parchment (or any type of paper, really, this is just so it doesn't stick to the surface they are working in front of and so you can remove it easily) and let them decorate it with sprinkles and candy.
Have fun & happy crafting!
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