Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sugar Cone Christmas Tree
Things you need:
1) Enough sugar cones for the number of people making the craft
2) bowls of Christmas-y candy (I used mixed candy of Snowmen and Trees, and then red and green M&M's)
4) Green food colouring
5) Cardboard squares about 5"x5", in the same number as the sugar cones
6) Aluminum Foil to cover the cardboard
Step 1: Make your icing (I used this Royal Icing recipe so that the icing would harden nicely) or get a jar of vanilla icing out of the cupboard.
Step 2: Add green food colouring to your icing - I had to use about 30 drops of green to get the colour I was looking for!
Step 3: Cover your cardboard squares with foil.
Step 4: Put some icing on the bottom (wide end) of the cone, and then place that end down on the foil-covered cardboard so that they'll stay in place (a little more).
Step 5: Set your kiddies up at the table with the icing, and let them ice the tree with the green icing! (My 1.5 year old needed a bit of help. The almost 4-year old did pretty well by himself.)
Step 6: Decorate!
I didn't have any, but I've seen people use licorice laces to string around the tree like a garland - it looks great!