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Edible Christmas Craft: Christmas Tree Cones

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These Christmas tree cones are the perfect edible Christmas craft for kids to make!

Has your kid ever been disappointed that they can’t eat the gingerbread house after decorating it?

My daughter loves decorating Christmas cookies with me and making a gingerbread house. We nibble on the candy decorations while working on them, but she wants to eat the house after we are done.

Instead, it’s fun to make these ice cream cone Christmas trees and marshmallow polar bears that we can eat!

Looking for an easy edible Christmas craft to do with your kids? Make these fun Christmas tree cones with toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids. They make great cupcake toppers too!

Edible Christmas Craft: Christmas Tree Cones

I love these because they are only a little bit messy, are easy for the kids to make, and they can eat them.

This edible Christmas craft would be an excellent way to entertain kids at your family Christmas gathering or even for a preschool classroom holiday party.

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Christmas Tree Cone Ingredients

How to Make Christmas Trees With Ice Cream Cones

Set up your ice cream cones to make tasty Christmas trees.

Spread out wax paper and set out your ice cream cones.

For the frosting, you can buy green frosting or make your own. Use a butter knife or small frosting spatula to spread green frosting over the outside of the cones. 

How to make Christmas trees using ice cream cones

Make sure the frosting is applied in an up and down motion. This will give a better leafy appearance.

Don’t be afraid to pick up your cone and slide your fingers inside as you frost it!

Once completely covered, hold the cone over a bowl and shake your sprinkles over it. Turn it slowly to cover all of it. Small green sugar sprinkles give it a nice sparkly look.

Edible Christmas craft for a fun kids snack.

You can also use green jimmies (the longer sprinkles) which look like evergreen needles.

Place your cones down on the wax paper and immediately apply your red candies in the desired spots around the cone. You can use any red candies you would like.

Fun and easy Christmas craft that kids can eat!

We used M&Ms in the pictures. You aren’t limited to only red decorations on your tree. Feel free to use a variety of colors and even add a yellow one on top for a star.

After you are finished decorating, take a moment to admire your creation then enjoy!

These Christmas tree cones would go great on top of cupcakes, as cake toppers, as decorations around a gingerbread house, or just eat them by themselves.

We hope you enjoy these fun and easy edible Christmas craft idea with your family!

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Looking for an easy edible Christmas craft to do with your kids? Make these fun Christmas tree cones with toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids. They make great cupcake toppers too!

Christmas Tree Ice Cream Cones

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These Christmas tree cones are a fun edible Christmas craft for kids. They are perfect for a preschool class holiday party activity and snack. Ice cream cone Christmas trees also make fun cake and cupcake toppers.

Ingredients

  • Ice cream sugar or waffle cones
  • Green frosting
  • Green sugar sprinkles and/or green jimmies
  • Small round candies (M&Ms, Cinnamon Red Hots, Gumdrops)

Instructions

  1. Spread out wax paper and set out your ice cream cones and decorating supplies.
  2. Slide fingers inside cone to hold it.
  3. Use green frosting (store bought or homemade). With a butter knife or small frosting spatula, spread green frosting over the outside of the cones. 
  4. Apply frosting in an up and down motion to give a better leafy appearance.
  5. Once completely covered, hold the cone over a bowl and shake your sprinkles over it. Turn it slowly to cover all of it. Small green sugar sprinkles give it a nice sparkly look. You can also use green jimmies (the longer sprinkles) which look like evergreen needles.
  6. Place cones on the wax paper and immediately apply your candy decorations. You can use any color candies you would like.
  7. After you are finished decorating, take a moment to admire your creation then enjoy!

Notes

These Christmas tree cones would go great on top of cupcakes, as cake toppers, as decorations around a gingerbread house, or just eat them by themselves.

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Looking for an easy edible Christmas craft to do with your kids? Make these fun Christmas tree cones with toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids. They make great cupcake toppers too!
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