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  1. #1
    Tara Guest

    Default sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    I did this craft with my third grade class this week. They turned out
    very, very cute and we had a wonderful time making them.

    For each tree you need:
    one graham cracker square
    one sugar ice cream cone
    white icing
    green icing
    mini m and m's, sprinkles, red hots, etc.

    Frost a graham cracker square with white icing. Turn a sugar ice
    cream cone upside down and stick it on the graham cracker. Frost the
    cone with green icing. Decorate the tree with candy.

    Tara

  2. #2
    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    Tara wrote:

    > I did this craft with my third grade class this week. They turned out
    > very, very cute and we had a wonderful time making them.
    >
    > For each tree you need:
    > one graham cracker square
    > one sugar ice cream cone
    > white icing
    > green icing
    > mini m and m's, sprinkles, red hots, etc.
    >
    > Frost a graham cracker square with white icing. Turn a sugar ice
    > cream cone upside down and stick it on the graham cracker. Frost the
    > cone with green icing. Decorate the tree with candy.



    Another easy, fun Christmas craft is mini snow globes. Glass baby food
    jars, white corn syrup, glitter, mylar confetti, clear silicone tub
    caulk, felt, ribbons.

    Fill the jars half full with white corn syrup. Let the kids add
    glitter, confetti or other small decorations. Top off with water to
    fill. Run a bead of caulk around the inside of the threads of the lid,
    screw on tight.

    Glue a circle of felt onto the top of the lid, tie a ribbon around the side.

    Placing the finished globes in a sealed ziplock bag is a reasonable
    precaution for the ride home.


  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 18:47:27 -0600, Kathleen
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Tara wrote:
    >
    >> I did this craft with my third grade class this week. They turned out
    >> very, very cute and we had a wonderful time making them.
    >>
    >> For each tree you need:
    >> one graham cracker square
    >> one sugar ice cream cone
    >> white icing
    >> green icing
    >> mini m and m's, sprinkles, red hots, etc.
    >>
    >> Frost a graham cracker square with white icing. Turn a sugar ice
    >> cream cone upside down and stick it on the graham cracker. Frost the
    >> cone with green icing. Decorate the tree with candy.

    >
    >
    >Another easy, fun Christmas craft is mini snow globes. Glass baby food
    >jars, white corn syrup, glitter, mylar confetti, clear silicone tub
    >caulk, felt, ribbons.
    >
    >Fill the jars half full with white corn syrup. Let the kids add
    >glitter, confetti or other small decorations. Top off with water to
    >fill. Run a bead of caulk around the inside of the threads of the lid,
    >screw on tight.
    >
    >Glue a circle of felt onto the top of the lid, tie a ribbon around the side.
    >
    >Placing the finished globes in a sealed ziplock bag is a reasonable
    >precaution for the ride home.


    Speaking of xmas crafts you can do with kids....

    I saw this today on TV. I think I'll try it with my 2nd grade GS this
    week (we're baby sitting) before xmas.... looks easy enough to do with
    a class. If you buy everything on sale after xmas, you'll have it
    ready to go next year. No brands were mentioned, so any acrylic brand
    at your craft store should work. Iridescent paints would be the
    prettiest of course.

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/howtomakcero.html
    They added two colors, swirled, put a finger over the opening and
    shook the ornament a couple of times.

    This link looks like the balls come out even prettier.
    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/ornaments9.html


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  4. #4
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    On Dec 21, 8:23�pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 18:47:27 -0600, Kathleen
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <khhfmdeletet...@charter.net> wrote:
    > >Tara wrote:

    >
    > >> I did this craft with my third grade class this week. �They turned out
    > >> very, very cute and we had a wonderful time making them.

    >
    > >> For each tree you need:
    > >> one graham cracker square
    > >> one sugar ice cream cone
    > >> white icing
    > >> green icing
    > >> mini m and m's, sprinkles, red hots, etc.

    >
    > >> Frost a graham cracker square with white icing. �Turn a sugar ice
    > >> cream cone upside down and stick it on the graham cracker. �Frost the
    > >> cone with green icing. �Decorate the tree with candy.

    >
    > >Another easy, fun Christmas craft is mini snow globes. �Glass baby food
    > >jars, white corn syrup, glitter, mylar confetti, clear silicone tub
    > >caulk, felt, ribbons.

    >
    > >Fill the jars half full with white corn syrup. �Let the kids add
    > >glitter, confetti or other small decorations. �Top off with water to
    > >fill. �Run a bead of caulk around the inside of the threads of the lid,
    > >screw on tight.

    >
    > >Glue a circle of felt onto the top of the lid, tie a ribbon around the side.

    >
    > >Placing the finished globes in a sealed ziplock bag is a reasonable
    > >precaution for the ride home.

    >
    > Speaking of xmas crafts you can do with kids....
    >
    > I saw this today on TV. �I think I'll try it with my 2nd grade GSthis
    > week (we're baby sitting) before xmas.... looks easy enough to do with
    > a class. �If you buy everything on sale after xmas, you'll have it
    > ready to go next year. �No brands were mentioned, so any acrylic brand
    > at your craft store should work. �Iridescent paints would be the
    > prettiest of course.
    >
    > http://www.save-on-crafts.com/howtomakcero.html
    > They added two colors, swirled, put a finger over the opening and
    > shook the ornament a couple of times.
    >
    > This link looks like the balls come out even prettier.http://www.save-on-crafts.com/ornaments9.html


    Doesn't look like something for little kids.


  5. #5
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    sf wrote:
    > Speaking of xmas crafts you can do with kids....
    >
    > I saw this today on TV. I think I'll try it with my 2nd grade GS this
    > week (we're baby sitting) before xmas.... looks easy enough to do with
    > a class. If you buy everything on sale after xmas, you'll have it
    > ready to go next year. No brands were mentioned, so any acrylic brand
    > at your craft store should work. Iridescent paints would be the
    > prettiest of course.
    >
    > http://www.save-on-crafts.com/howtomakcero.html
    > They added two colors, swirled, put a finger over the opening and
    > shook the ornament a couple of times.
    >
    > This link looks like the balls come out even prettier.
    > http://www.save-on-crafts.com/ornaments9.html


    Kids would enjoy making those ornaments. When mine were little, they
    dipped ornaments into pots of water that had paint floating on the top.
    They chose the colors of paint, so each ornament looked unique. We made
    it ourselves, but I do not recall the "recipe". It resembles these.
    http://www.bcdservices.com/magicdip/store/


    Becca


  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:06:15 -0600, Becca <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >sf wrote:
    >> Speaking of xmas crafts you can do with kids....
    >>
    >> I saw this today on TV. I think I'll try it with my 2nd grade GS this
    >> week (we're baby sitting) before xmas.... looks easy enough to do with
    >> a class. If you buy everything on sale after xmas, you'll have it
    >> ready to go next year. No brands were mentioned, so any acrylic brand
    >> at your craft store should work. Iridescent paints would be the
    >> prettiest of course.
    >>
    >> http://www.save-on-crafts.com/howtomakcero.html
    >> They added two colors, swirled, put a finger over the opening and
    >> shook the ornament a couple of times.
    >>
    >> This link looks like the balls come out even prettier.
    >> http://www.save-on-crafts.com/ornaments9.html

    >
    >Kids would enjoy making those ornaments. When mine were little, they
    >dipped ornaments into pots of water that had paint floating on the top.
    >They chose the colors of paint, so each ornament looked unique. We made
    >it ourselves, but I do not recall the "recipe". It resembles these.
    >http://www.bcdservices.com/magicdip/store/
    >

    Ah, yes! That reminds me of the paper my kids used to "make" in
    school using acrylic paint floated on water.

    Thanks!


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  7. #7
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    In article <msB3l.17$[email protected]>,
    Kathleen <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Tara wrote:
    >
    > > I did this craft with my third grade class this week. They turned out
    > > very, very cute and we had a wonderful time making them.
    > >
    > > For each tree you need:
    > > one graham cracker square
    > > one sugar ice cream cone
    > > white icing
    > > green icing
    > > mini m and m's, sprinkles, red hots, etc.
    > >
    > > Frost a graham cracker square with white icing. Turn a sugar ice
    > > cream cone upside down and stick it on the graham cracker. Frost the
    > > cone with green icing. Decorate the tree with candy.

    >
    >
    > Another easy, fun Christmas craft is mini snow globes. Glass baby food
    > jars, white corn syrup, glitter, mylar confetti, clear silicone tub
    > caulk, felt, ribbons.
    >
    > Fill the jars half full with white corn syrup. Let the kids add
    > glitter, confetti or other small decorations. Top off with water to
    > fill. Run a bead of caulk around the inside of the threads of the lid,
    > screw on tight.
    >
    > Glue a circle of felt onto the top of the lid, tie a ribbon around the side.
    >
    > Placing the finished globes in a sealed ziplock bag is a reasonable
    > precaution for the ride home.


    You can also glue some mini-figurines to the inside of the lid first. :-)
    Cool idea!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

  8. #8
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > >http://www.bcdservices.com/magicdip/store/
    > >

    > Ah, yes! That reminds me of the paper my kids used to "make" in
    > school using acrylic paint floated on water.
    >
    > Thanks!


    They used to sell that stuff at the faire. :-) It was a lot of fun.
    I can't recall the name of the technique but there is a way to layer
    paint over water, create a design with combs, then lay a piece of silk
    over it to create a lovely painted fabric design.

    There is a woman in Austin that does this and makes quite a bit of money
    doing it.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

  9. #9
    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    Omelet wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>>http://www.bcdservices.com/magicdip/store/
    >>>

    >>
    >>Ah, yes! That reminds me of the paper my kids used to "make" in
    >>school using acrylic paint floated on water.
    >>
    >>Thanks!

    >
    >
    > They used to sell that stuff at the faire. :-) It was a lot of fun.
    > I can't recall the name of the technique but there is a way to layer
    > paint over water, create a design with combs, then lay a piece of silk
    > over it to create a lovely painted fabric design.
    >
    > There is a woman in Austin that does this and makes quite a bit of money
    > doing it.



    Marbling:
    http://dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1121447-AA.shtml

    I love doing tie-dye the most, though. For several years running I
    helped the chorus teacher at our elementary school do tie-dye shirts
    with the kids, which was their prize for sticking with the group and
    coming to practice.

    I still see those shirts around at the various schools, worn tight by
    girls grown tall and curvy, or passed down to younger siblings. I can
    tell the year they were made by the different color combinations we used.


  10. #10
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: sugar ice cream cone Christmas trees

    In article <MFK3l.3678$[email protected]>,
    Kathleen <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    >
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>>http://www.bcdservices.com/magicdip/store/
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >>Ah, yes! That reminds me of the paper my kids used to "make" in
    > >>school using acrylic paint floated on water.
    > >>
    > >>Thanks!

    > >
    > >
    > > They used to sell that stuff at the faire. :-) It was a lot of fun.
    > > I can't recall the name of the technique but there is a way to layer
    > > paint over water, create a design with combs, then lay a piece of silk
    > > over it to create a lovely painted fabric design.
    > >
    > > There is a woman in Austin that does this and makes quite a bit of money
    > > doing it.

    >
    >
    > Marbling:
    > http://dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1121447-AA.shtml


    It's beautiful stuff. :-)

    >
    > I love doing tie-dye the most, though. For several years running I
    > helped the chorus teacher at our elementary school do tie-dye shirts
    > with the kids, which was their prize for sticking with the group and
    > coming to practice.


    I've done tie dye in the past but it's been many moons.
    I've recently done bleaching to set a pattern (and letters) on a
    t-shirt. It's an interesting effect.
    >
    > I still see those shirts around at the various schools, worn tight by
    > girls grown tall and curvy, or passed down to younger siblings. I can
    > tell the year they were made by the different color combinations we used.


    We only ever used one color. The multi-color technique is very pretty
    tho'. I have a set of tie-dye linens made with flannel sheets.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

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