First Day of Pre-K and another Schultuete (school cone)

Today was CheezWaster’s first day of Pre-K and I made him another Schultuete (school cone) - (my straight off the boat German parents never made me one so I’m going to over compensate by making one every year until my kids tell me they are too old for them). If you are interested in making one, check out the directions I posted from last year’s cone.

Schultuete (school cone)

This year’s theme was Superheroes.  I had so many stickers left from CheezWaster’s super hero party, I thought I’d put them to good use!

Because I knew that The Destroyer was going to freak if he didn’t get a present, too, I just had to pick up these cute little Playmobil kids that have their very own Schultuetes (school cones).  I don’t know if it is just because I’m German, but I just think these are super adorable!

Playmobil Schultuete (school cone) figures

Here are the goofball brothers with their first day of school treats.  Check out CheezWaster’s shoes.  They are the new Captain Rex shoes from Stride Rite’s Star Wars collection.  They light up this wicked blue color when he runs/stomps/jumps.  Even I think they are cool!  A definite must-have for any Star Wars fan!

First Day of School Treats

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First Day of Nursery School

Well - we all made it through the first day of nursery school.  We took CheezWaster and he seemed hesitant.  He was excited to play with the toys and the kids, but didn’t want mommy to leave.  Then I stayed too long and he cried and I cried and then the teacher took him from me kicking and screaming because he wouldn’t leave my leg.  But, when we picked him up he was in good spirits and even made a new friend.  All in all it was the day I expected, but was hoping would go smoother.

CheezWaster with his Schultuete on the First Day of Nursery School

CheezWaster and the Destroyer Check out the treats in the Schultuete

CheezWaster at the Front Door of Nursery School

Me & CheezWaster at Nursery School

The Destroyer Wanting to Stay with his Big Brother at Nursery School

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My Baby Is Starting School With a Schultuete

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.

Wrapping Paper Covered Posterboard

 I then cut around the top to make the cone shape.

Cut Off Top to Make a 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.

Adding Tissue Paper for Closure

 You now have your basic Schultuete cone and are ready to decorate.

Basic Cone with Tissue Paper Closure

 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.

Decorated Schultuete Cone

This is what I enclosed in CheezWaster’s Schultuete - a Wow Wow Wubzy book about school, Sesame Street colored pencils, a Sesame Place pencil case with 2 Sesame Street pencils and a box of Candy Corn flavored Dots (which I picked up at Target tonight - also makes a great Halloween treat!)  You can’t go too crazy with the enclosures because 1) there isn’t much room in this cone and 2) it is just a piece of posterboard and not all that sturdy.

Schultuete Treats

 Insert your Schultuete treats carefully as to not rip the tissue paper on top.

Treats in the Schultuete Cone

Finally, gather the tissue paper carefully and tie on a ribbon.  WA-LA - you’ve now got a super-cool, very unique gift to give your child on their first day of school.  I think we’ll be doing this EVERY year for the first day of school - or at least until CheezWaster and The Destroyer are old enough to tell me what a big dork I am.

The Finished Schultuete

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