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A schul-tu-what? It’s pronounced shool-too-tuh, and this is a 200-year old German tradition consisting of a large cone filled with treats, candy, and back-to-school supplies. It has become a tradition in our family and the girls love it.
Those of you who know me personally know that I am NOT of the crafty-kind. However, I am a firm believer in hot glue guns and duct tape, and by golly – if I can create a schultuete, so can you.
This schultuete craft will
probably never be included in the Martha Stewart magazine, but that’s OK: my girls don’t know the difference. The look on their faces as they open up and see their treats is priceless. And that makes me a Crafting Queen…even as I watch the stickers fall off the cone. Note to self: use more hot glue next time.
Wendy McCoy Kruse is the CEO of Military Special Needs Network. She lives in sunny San Diego, CA with her Sailor and is a full-time mother of two: her 9-year old daughter Emily; and her 6-year old daughter Addie, who has quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, deafness, blindness, non-verbal Autism, scoliosis, and a long list of other labels. Wendy is a member of the Southwest Region EFMP Committee and the 2013 Military Spouse of the Year for Naval Base Coronado. She frequently speaks to groups both large and small about advocacy and the ups and downs of being a military family living in the special needs world.
In her former life, Wendy was a Business Manager, Financial Planner, and high school prom queen. She has a PhD from the school of Special Needs Experience, and specializes in advocacy and general ass-kicking. Although she seems to be extremely busy, she wants to assure you that she creates plenty of time to play Candy Crush and watch very bad reality television.
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