If your little one is looking for a solution to the way-too-heavy bag of candy problem, this conical candy bag is just the ticket. In this activity, your child will practice making a cone shape from construction paper in different sizes. Once a paper handle is attached to the finished cone, you've got the perfect portable storage space for all kinds of delicious lightweight treats.
What You Need:
- Construction paper
- Mini stapler
- Lightweight treats
- Double-sided tape
What You Do:
- Help your child make a large cone by taking a full sheet of construction paper and twirling it inward from one corner. Once a cone shape is accomplished, ask him to staple it in place. Cut off the excess paper.
- Cut a sheet of paper in half and repeat step 1 to make a smaller cone.
- Ask him to place a couple of strips of double stick tape on the inside of the smaller cone and gently fit it over the first cone shape. Then, press the two cones together.
- Have him add a third cone if he's so inclined.
- Lay a sheet of construction paper on the table and show your child how to measure a 1.5" x 11.5" strip of paper using a ruler and a pencil. Ask him to cut along the line you marked to create a handle.
- Help him staple the handle to the inside of the candy bag on opposite sides of the cone.
- Allow him to fill the candy bag with any type of lightweight treats he wants!