Try these as an alternative to making an entire gingerbread house. My school's PTA had this as one of the crafts this weekend and it was a big hit with all the kids.
Take a sugar cone (the pointy one) and stick it to a small plate with some white frosting. Then cover the cone with frosting to resemble a snow covered tree. You can now decorate the tree with small pieces of candy, tubes of icing, sprinkles, you name it.
This would be a great activity for a December birthday party or any other Christmas event. Have the kids use their imagination.
By Jess in OR