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Gum Drop Trees

December 8, 2011

This is a repost from 2010.  We just made these again yesterday. Pickle added a gum drop angel to the top. A new tradition he says. 

It’s getting harder to get things done (like updating my blog) around here.  However, I know that lots of moms are probably starting to dip into their “box of rainy day” activities already or will be by next week so I thought I would share a couple more ideas over the next few days before I take a long weekend off.

First up–Gum Drop Trees

We love doing these, and this year both boys got in on the action.

Gather up a bag or two of Spice Drops, a box of toothpicks, and a cone-shaped craft foam mold (is that what they are called?) You can find them at Michaels or the dollar store usually.

I cut all the toothpicks in half for easier placement in the cone.

Let the kids put on the gum drops and then stuff them in the cone.

If you are super-decorative you could do rows of different colors, designs, etc. We just went free-form.

Don’t you think your Christmas village needs a gum drop tree?

Of course, after you fill up the tree you will have to eat some of the leftovers. Yum!

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