Tomorrow is CheezWaster’s first day of nursery school. I’m sort of having a little mommy crisis. My baby is off to school (sniff sniff)! I don’t know who is going to have a harder time at drop off – him or me! On my many trips to Germany as a child, I would see the stores filled with “Schultueten”. These are cones filled with treats and school supplies that children in Germany receive on their first day of school. I’ve seen some other moms that have created these for their children and I was inspired to do the same for CheezWaster. I attempted to follow the directions by Alphamom but unfortunately, no measuring with a T-square could get our triangle into a cone shape.
We started with a square of posterboard. You will have to cut some of the posterboard off to make a square. I then covered it in wrapping paper (since I destroyed my very cool neon green posterboard attempting this with a triangle shape – note to self – fold before cutting next time!). Roll into a cone shape and tape. I used clear packaging tape as you will need something sturdy to hold the posterboard.
I then cut around the top to make the cone shape.
Next, you can either glue or tape in a piece of tissue paper. I folded one piece in half and taped the edges together inside the cone again using clear packaging tape.
You now have your basic Schultuete cone and are ready to decorate.
I decorated CheezWaster’s cone with Star Wars stickers since he is a big fan and has a Star Wars backpack. You could use stickers, stamps, markers or decorative wrapping paper.
Insert your Schultuete treats carefully as to not rip the tissue paper on top.