In Germany they have a wonderful tradition for the first day of school. Parents make a 'Schultüte' or School Cone. They put sweets and small gifts and stationary items that children will need at school. Making a Schultute is simple to do and makes the first day of school fun and exciting rather than full of fear and dread.If you would like to make a simple Schultute or sugar bag, here is how to do it. Please note - it doesn't have to be as big as the ones in the picture!
You will need:
Sticky tape / glue
1 Cut a sheet of coloured card into a quarter of a circle.
2 Glue one of the straight edges to make a cone.
3 Decorate the cone
4 Take the tissue paper and put it around the top of the Schultüte. Use a stapler to attach the tissue paper to the cone.
5 Fill the Schultüte with presents, sweets and useful stationery!
6 Tie the top of the tissue paper with ribbon to close the Schultüte.