Sunday, December 19, 2010

Goody, Goody, Gumdrops

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.



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4 comments:

Elle Belles Bows said...

That looks like so much fun!! Kerri

Jenn Erickson said...

I love it! There's something so magical and enchanting about gumdrops! Like gumballs, pompoms, and marbles, they're the small and special things that make me feel nostalgic for childhood!

Darcey said...

The trees as candy holders are cute! They look like fun to make. This was one of my favorite posts for the week and I've linked up to it here: http://play2grow.blogspot.com/2010/12/weekly-favorites-december-19-2010.html

Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

Who doesn't love a good gumdrop!!?? Even better when you craft with them!