I love a good simple, quick, easy edible craft for Christmas! So easy that my kids can do it with little assistance. It’s 3-fold. First, we begin birthday season in our house, in the midst of all the holidays. That really amps up the crazy busy for us. Second, the holiday season itself is just crazy right, forget birthdays on top of it, it’s busy in and of itself! Third, aside from any selfish reasons (ahem 1 & 2) I like for my children to learn and do through first hand experience. The brain development, eye hand coordination, creativity, and self development when doing something themselves is the best!
This is a super simple easy no-fuss activity that only requires 4 ingredients. Ice cream cones, tub of store bought frosting, food coloring and sprinkles! That’s it! There’s no prep time or anything. In fact, we are taking the ingredients to a family get together for all the kids to do together on Christmas Eve.
For the ice cream cones, you can use any brand that is safe for you. My husband is gluten free, and so we used the Joy brand gluten free cones we had on hand. They do contain soy, but are otherwise free of the top 8 allergens.
For the frosting, we used Betty Crocker brand vanilla, as it’s top 8 free! If you have a dairy allergy, I would caution that is the one ingredient that it is labeled as may contain.
For the food coloring, we have a couple brands on hand but both are top 8 allergy free. You will just need green for this one.
For the tree decorations, you can use sprinkles, Tootsie Roll “Dots” candy, Red Hots, Sixlets, Skittles, or any other allergy friendly colorful small candies that you think are fun. Be creative, have fun and make it yours!
Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees
- 12 Sugar Cone Ice Cream Cones
- 1 16 oz Vanilla Frosting
- 40 drops Green Food Coloring
- Sprinkles, Candy, Cereal or Other Decorations
Remove cones from packaging and place upside down, so that the cone opening is face down on a paper plate. Stir in the food coloring with the vanilla frosting. Using popsicle sticks, plastic knives or other utensil, spread the frosting on the outside of the cone. Add decorations (sprinkles, candy, cereal) to the frosting to decorate your tree!
For the gluten free cones, I used Joy brand. This brand does contain soy, bu tis otherwise free of the top 8 allergens.
For the frosting I used Betty Crocker which is top 8 free, but labeled for may contain milk.
For the sprinkles, I used Wilton brand which contains soy. You can use whatever sprinkles, candy or cereal are safe for you. Some ideas are Dots candy, Skittles, Red Hots, Hot Tamales, Nerds, or cereal brands that are allergy friendly for you.