The schultute or school cone as it translates from German is a tradition for 1st graders. In Germany on the first day of school the parents give them a gigantic cone filled with goodies, school supplies, candy, and toys.
I've always looked for ways to make the transitioning back to school easier for my kids and this is such a sweet and thoughtful way to do it. Even though the tradition is for only 1st graders I can't leave any of my kids out. With one going to preschool and one going to kindergarten there are many firsts happening so I figured I better just make one for everyone.
The traditional cone is very large, about the size of poster board. With four kids I knew I couldn't aford to fill that many gigantic cones so I decided to make them smaller.
|What you need|
1 piece of tissue paper
double sided tape
and little sweets, treats and school supplies to fill it up
First take a little bit of tape and put it on your cardstock about halfway up and the blank side and on one corner. These will hold the paper together while you fold and cut. Roll the paper into a cone starting at the corner you taped. Then cut along the top edge with scissors making it straight. My edge is wavy because I used scissors with a wavy edge.