Monday, November 28, 2011

Cinnamon Ornaments

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I have forgotten about these due to the ages of my children. The boys ages 15 almost 13 feel crafts are too babyish for them but my 20 year old daughter and I still indulge, mostly in decoupaging jars.

These ornaments are made with cinnamon, applesauce and white glue. This recipe comes from Kaboose and is very easy to make not to mention they smell amazing and last a long time. All you need to do is mix 1 1/2 cups of cinnamon, 1 cup of applesauce and 1/4 cup of glue. Mix that all together and the dough should be similar to cookie dough if you need to add a little water do so. Take the dough and kneed it, place it back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap for about a half hour. Place the dough between two sheets of wax paper, do not use flour, and roll it out as you would cookie dough.

Once the dough has been rolled out use cookie cutters to cut out your shapes and place on cookie sheet with wax paper. Note that you can use these not only to hang on your tree, but also to add a nice touch to a gift, just use a straw to make a hole. These will take anywhere from 3 to 5 days to dry and will need to be turned them a couple of times a day. Once they are dry you can decorate them using acrylic paints, beads, pom poms, googly eyes and more, tacky glue worked for us, we let them alone to dry.

These are so much fun to make and safe for young crafters who may be tempted to try some dough.

Do you have a recipe for making ornaments with food? Please share with the other readers.

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