March 11

Making the first day of school fun

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:

  1. Scissors
  2. A stapler
  3. Tissue paper
  4. Ribbon
  5. 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.

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