When I was teaching, I used to make cinnamon dough ornaments with my students during the month of December. They smell wonderful, and they are really simple to make. The bugs and I whipped up a few gingerbread men, Christmas trees, and snowflakes to add to our tree this Christmas.
- 1 cup of applesauce
- 1 1/2 cups of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of white glue (Elmer’s glue)
- rolling pin
- parchment paper
- cookie cutters
- embellishments such as buttons, glitter, sequence, paint, etc. (optional)
Making Apple Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
M and B helped measure the applesauce, cinnamon, and white glue and then dumped them into a mixing bowl.
They incorporated the ingredients well by first mixing it with a spatula, and then kneading it with their hands.
The boys flattened the dough and rolled it out with their rolling pin.
Then they chose a cookie cutter to cut out a shape for their ornament.
After cutting out their shapes, I used a straw to make a hole in order to hang the ornaments later. The boys pushed a few buttons into their ornaments to decorate them. Some of the buttons fell off after they were dry, so we had to glue them in place.
The ornaments took 2-3 days to dry completely, but our kitchen smelled amazing! Once they were dry, I looped a ribbon through the holes and we hung them on our tree. They would also make nice gift tags for family and friends.
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