In Austria, my home country, and some other European countries there is a tradition of giving a Schultuete on the first day of school, usually starting in first grade. It is filled with toys, sweets and school supplies. I love the tradition and made one for Sophie for her first day of preschool to give her an exciting and positive start and to compensate for the fact that I never got one, ha!
Here is how I made it:
I got a pink poster board and some pretty gift wrapping paper at Target, for a few dollars. I shaped the poster board into a cone and used clear tape to hold it together.
I then cut of the edges on top to give it a smooth line and wrapped my cone with the wrapping paper, again fixing it with clear tape. I'm sure you could also use some sort of glue.
I also got pink tissue paper at Target, took two pieces and put them together, again with - can you guess it? - clear tape. This way I got a bigger piece that I could put into my cone.
I stuffed the tissue paper into the cone, using two big, taped together pieces and glued it to the inside of my cone, so that it would stay in place and could hold Sophie's goodies.
Now I was able to fill it with goodies!
After all the goodies are inside, simple tie the tissue paper part with a ribbon.
She loved it!