I have made these for many years with the kids in my classes and now, finally, my own two are old enough to enjoy making them too. I gathered up some Styrofoam cones and gumdrops. I snapped the toothpicks in half to make them easier to stick in. This is so simple and fun. A great fine motor and color identifying activity. It was also a good lesson in balance for my son. He quickly discovered when he only put gumdrops on one side of the tree, it became uneven and fell over. They make a unique candy holder. We just made these this morning and the trees are already looking a little bare. I think kids of every age would have fun making/eating these. You could use the bigger gumdrops too. We tried using marshmallows but that wasn't such a great idea after all.