I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! We have been making sure that we are saying what we are thankful for each night at dinner but then next two weeks we will be busy getting ready for a Thanksgiving Feast at my son’s school and some fun activities at home. I love this post over at De Su Mama, where she talks about The First Thanksgiving and has some recommendations for a great book for kids and some printables.
I’ll also be making a Cornucopia for my son as we sit and learn more about Thanksgiving. A Cornucopia is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers, nuts, other edibles, or wealth in some form. We made these fun Cornucopias that are filled with the perfect snack food for kids!
These fast and easy-to-make Thanksgiving Cornucopias were inspired from a few variations on Pinterest. These would be a fun and simple craft to make with the kids!
Cornucopia for Kids
– Sugar Ice Cream Cones
– Chocolate frosting or candy melts
– Autumn-colored sprinkles
– Candy and munchies such as cheerios, pretzel sticks, raisins, nuts, M&M’s, granola, etc.
How to Assemble
– If you are using melting chips, microwave ¼ cup chocolate chips in 15 second increments until smooth and creamy.
– Dip the open ends of the sugar cones into the melted candies (or frosting) making sure that the entire rim is covered.
– Sprinkle autumn-colored sprinkles all over the chocolate covered rim.
– Let the cones “set” for about 5 minutes.
– Add a variety of treats to the inside – I used cheerios, pretzel sticks, peanut M&M’s and autumn jelly beans