Here's what you need:
- Sugar cones
- Green food coloring
- Assortment of candy/sprinkles
I laid out the candy on the table and placed 6 drops of green food coloring into the frosting tub. You could alter the amount if you want your frosting lighter or darker. I got out some shallow dishes to use as a work space for both Greg and I. This prevented (most) sprinkles from bouncing around the floor.
You are now ready to frost and decorate. I preferred the up and down technique, while Greg liked using the swirl method. To each their own. Another tip is to get creative with your candy. Use a sharp knife to cut candy into smaller, workable pieces.
|We had an audience the entire time, waiting for a sprinkle to hit the ground|
It turned into a little competition on who could make the most creative tree. If this counts as a 'tree', I would say Greg wins :)
Other favorites and our completed forest:
|My favorite of Greg's|
|My favorite I did. I stacked an extra cone under it to act as the stump|
All in all, this fun activity took less than an hour. I think Greg spent more time getting frosting all over his fingers and licking them. He blames it on his big hands and small frosting jar. I blame it on getting distracted.