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Waffle Cone Christmas Trees

waffle cone christmas tree flyer

I helped with the town's Gingerbread House Contest earlier this month, so this year I thought I'd do waffle cone Christmas trees at the library instead of the graham cracker "gingerbread" houses I've done in the past.

waffle cone christmas tree supplies

In addition to the waffle cones, I bought marshmallow bits, offbrand Fruity Pebbles, sprinkles, and m&ms. I thought it'd be easy to find canned green icing this time of year, but I was wrong. I bought white and some green food coloring.

candy bowls for christmas trees

It turns out that the Fruity Pebbles knock-off I bought from Walmart had marshmallows in them. So that worked out well. Happy little accident. I put each candy type into little paper bowls.

waffle cone trees library program

I divided the icing into two bowls and tinted it green. I set the tables with a waffle cone on a paper plate, candy bowls and sprinkles. The icing was placed between settings so it could be shared.

waffle cone christmas tree library craft

I also had leftover sprinkles from when we decorated Valentine's cookies back in February, so I go those out. The trees turned out really cute!

waffle cone trees

We had a few leftovers and I took them home to my nephews and niece. My sister-in-law got fancy with her textured icing.

Set up and clean up was definitely much, much easier than the gingerbread houses. It's a fun alternative, and we ended up having enough materials for guests to make two. The kids were also more interested in eating these than they were the gingerbread houses!

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