Easier than a Gingerbread House
By Sydney Hill
A room mom brought this as an activity one time to my class. Both the kids and I loved it. It's just a decorated sugar cone. I've prepared some reasons why these sugar cone Christmas trees are awesome and why kid, teacher, and parent were happy.
You just frost a cone and add candy on top. No pre-assembly is required. No milk cartons need to be collected. Frost it. Add some candy. That's that.
Not too messy
A gingerbread house makes graham cracker crumbs. A sugar cone doesn't.
My graham cracker gingerbread houses almost always fall apart. When you're 6, that's a devastating blow. It topples on the way to the car. All that hard work for nothing. A Christmas tree is easier to keep together and hold so that it doesn't fall.
A sugar cone doesn't go stale as fast as graham cracker.
M and Ms
Licorice (for light strings)
Cherry chan candies
Mini chewy sweethearts
The trees shown below are more decorative. Use a leaf cake tip to look it look more like a pine.