Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Christmas Activities, Gift Ideas, Gingerbread Man Activities, Uncategorized, Winter Activities | 0 comments

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.

Ingredients/ Materials

  • 1 cup of applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of white glue (Elmer’s glue)
  • bowl
  • rolling pin
  • parchment paper
  • straw
  • cookie cutters
  • ribbon
  • 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.

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They incorporated the ingredients well by first mixing it with a spatula, and then kneading it with their hands.

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The boys flattened the dough and rolled it out with their rolling pin.

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Then they chose a cookie cutter to cut out a shape for their ornament.

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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.

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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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