Gumdrop Trees: Another Christmas Craft

The kids and I decided to make gumdrop trees as another Christmas craft project yesterday afternoon.  It was so easy and held their attention for a good 45-minutes.  Wildman discovered that he doesn’t really care for gumdrops.  He declared them “too spicy”.  This is a good thing since we’d probably have run out of gumdrops if he liked them.  He’s a candy lover!

Here’s what you need to make your own trees:


Craft foam cones

Bag of gumdrop candies


The boys enjoyed spearing the gumdrops with the toothpicks and sticking them into the craft foam.  It helps to break the toothpicks in two (it’s less toothpick to force into the craft foam).  I assisted Cutie Pie by sticking the toothpick halves into the foam and letting him put the gumdrops on.  Wildman did his all by himself.

Wildman also enjoyed experimenting with the Tinker-Toy-like properties of gumdrops and toothpicks.

He also liked drinking the leftover sugar at the bottom of the bowl when we had finished…  The boy has a sweet tooth like his mom.

Here’s what we ended up with.  Cute, huh?!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angela
    Dec 10, 2008 @ 17:48:09

    Sweet! Literally.


  2. citystreams
    Dec 10, 2008 @ 18:40:17

    What a fun idea! Thanks for the ADORABLE Christmas card! I love getting real mail :o) Yours should be arriving soon.


  3. Amber
    Dec 11, 2008 @ 14:59:36

    What a great craft!! I am always looking for something new to do with my girls. TFS!


  4. onescrappygal
    Dec 13, 2008 @ 08:29:31

    I’m going to try this with my kids!! Great idea!! 🙂


  5. Betty
    Dec 29, 2008 @ 18:14:49

    Very cute. Here’s another take on that same idea using ice cream cones and frosting if you want to try it next year.


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