Well, our first holiday craftsnack(ish) activity of the season was nothing particularly revolutionary, but it was still a lot of fun.
We used waffle cones (Walmart was out of regular sugar cones) coated with tinted green frosting as Christmas trees and decorated them with candy. I know, I know, it's a wonderful old standby, but it was still great and my kids had never done it before so to them it was new and exciting.
At first Ellie was all upset because the frosting kept getting on her fingers and she was bothered by that, but she got over it and very meticulously garnished her tree with sweets. It was fun to watch her find just the right spot for every single piece of candy.
My boys, on the other hand, pummeled their trees with M&Ms in a much more random pattern and a much more flippant way. Parker also decided that wasting his spare frosting would be unacceptable so he broke off some bits of waffle cone and used them as a utensil to scoop and swallow his spare sugary cream.
But the favorite part by far was the eating at the end.
And that makes sense.
What a fun afternoon. It's always great to hang out together and when you slather the activity in frosting and sweets you really can't go wrong.