Friday, December 14, 2012

Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments!

This idea was inspired by an ornament i made when i was in preschool a long long time ago! We ended up making these at the beginning of the week and let them air dry thr last few days so they don't crack when we decorate them. They are fun and easy to make but a lil messy.

You will need the following

1/2 cup cinnamon
1/3 cup applesauce
1 T tacky glue (at walmart in craft section) optional

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended. Work mixture in hands for three minutes to form a ball. If it is too dry, add applesauce, if too wet, add more cinnamon. Knead ball on cinnamon-sprinkled surface until it holds togehter well. I roll this out and use cookie cutters for the shapes. I also use a drinking straw to cut a hanging hole. I would suggest using a small coffee stir straw if you make smaller shapes so the hole isn't too big. We used a spatula to pick up the cookie cutter dough once shaped to lay on a rack to dryout.

This was really fun for my 4 yr old daughter Maddyn. She loves doing crafts with me and these made the entire house smell like cinnamon for days! Today we are decorating with puffy paints and glitter.

This is our "Heart Families" 2012 ornament (this is what Maddyn says to us when she is in loving mode) so cute lol!
Use decorative ribbin to tie loops to hang on the tree. You can also personalize these and give as a gift to relatives/friends. We like to use a toothpick when the dough is still soft and "engrave or poke" letters or the year into the ornament and when it dries it will permanetly be there!

Everything Laid out and ready to Decorate!

Yes-My girl is painting a Pink Christmas Tree!

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