We love making Christmas tree cones in the classroom! I prefer them over gingerbread houses since there’s less prep work involved.
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Supplies needed for a class of 30
3 Pillsbury Funfetti Happy Birthday! Vibrant Green Vanilla Frosting – I find them in the regular baking section at Target.
3 sugar cone packages – 12 to a box – this gives you a couple extra in case you have a broken one or two
1-2 bottles of sprinkles
1 bottle of gold Wilton star sprinkles – I found mine at Michael’s
1 package of Pull ‘n Peel Twizzlers
1 bag of mini M&M baking bits
small paper plates
I prepare everything before the party so the party set up is super quick and simple. You’ll need to fill a mini cup for each student with all the items they’ll need to decorate their Christmas tree.
In each of my mini cups, I put in the following items
2 pieces of peeled Twizzler rope
25 mini M&M baking bits
A few good shakes of sprinkles
In a separate mini cup, I fill it 3/4 full of the green frosting.
Having everything put together already makes setting up the party a breeze. I have parents help pass everything out and we’re ready!
It is one of the quietest times in the classroom. The kids are concentrating so hard on making their trees and are so proud of them.
I give them the option to either eat their trees when they are finished, or they can take them home.
When they’re done decorating their trees, we finish up with some Christmas bingo! It’s always a hit!
I’d love to see your students trees if you decide to make them! Share them with us on my Facebook page.