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Thursday, August 18, 2011

DIY Schultuete A Back To School German Tradition

Two  DIY Schultuete ideas: 
In Germany the children wake up on the first day of school to a tradition of receiving a Schultuete or sugar cone which is an over sized paper cone filled with school supplies, candy and small toys!
This tradition began about 1810 when their sugar cone was filled only with sweets, today the find pencils, crayons and erasers and other surprises in their cones.
# 1 - You can make a DIY (do it yourself) Schultuete by forming a cone from a sheet of poster board and covering it with colorful wrapping paper, scrap book paper or stickers. You can make it which ever size you choose by adjusting the size of the poster board or paper! Add Tissue to the top of the cone for the finishing touch.

#2 - Another DIY idea is to make a mini Schultuete using a birthday party hat and filling it with tissue paper and goodies
Ideas for filling a cone for your child include:
- Hair Accessories
- School supplies
- Socks
- Sweet treats
- Small toys
- Coloring books
- Reading Books
- Make-up, Jewelry

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Blogger Molly O'Bryon-Welpott said...

I LOVE this idea, I think I will use it and have a cone theme:) We will probably go out for ice cream cones after school too:)

August 24, 2011 at 2:14 PM  

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