Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
1/2 cup cinnamon
1/2 cup store bought applesauce (homemade sauce will likely be too watery)
Or, any equal portions of both ingredients depending on the quantity you desire.
Stir together cinnamon and applesauce with a spoon until the dough becomes stiff, then use your hands to create a ball of dough.
Place the ball of dough on a sheet of waxed paper, flatten slightly with your fingers.
Place a second sheet of waxed paper over the top of the dough and roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thick.
Use cookie cutters or your own template shapes.
Air dry creations on a waxed paper-covered cookie sheet or a cooling rack for at least 24 hours until they are completely hard.
Mix 1 cup cinnamon and 1 cup applesauce with 1 Tablespoon of white glue.
You want a consistency that can be rolled with a rolling pin but not quite as sticky or it will stick to your counter!
Sprinkle counter with cinnamon and roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters.
Cut a hole in shape with the straw so you will be able to hang them.
Let dry about 24 hours.
They shrink as they dry.
Cut lengths of gold thread, make loops and hang. they will keep their scent for a few years.
Refresh scent with cinnamon fragrance oil.
1 cup cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. allspice
1 tbsp ginger
3/4 c. applesauce
In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves, allspice,
ginger & nutmeg. Add applesauce, stir to combine.
Work mixture with hands 2 to 3 minutes or until dough
is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut dough with cookie cutters.
Using straw or pencil, make small hole in top of ornament.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 150 degrees for 1 hour
Remove from the cookie sheet and bake on the oven
racks for another hour and a half.
Use these ornaments to decorate gifts, hang on tree, etc.
Combine a 16 oz. jar of applesauce, 8 oz. or more of cinnamon, and 1 oz. of either allspice, nutmeg or cloves (I use allspice).
Combine all ingredients and mix *very* well.
Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness (putting plastic wrap around the rolling pin works well).
Cut out the ornaments .
While dough is still wet, poke a hole in each ornament .
Dry in a 150F oven for about 3 hours, turning halfway through.
For extra "sparkle," mix in decorative glitter.
Make your own shapes by trimming the dough with a table knife following around patterns you've cut from cereal box cardboard.
After cutting out shapes, use a drinking straw to create holes for jewelry or ornaments.
Use toothpicks to make smaller holes for threading. Leave in dough until dry and remove.
For a wall hanging, thread a colored ribbon through the shape.
For a brooch, decorate with fabric paint and glue a metal clasp pin to the back (available at craft stores).
Decorate creations with acrylic paint or fabric.
The creations can be used as decorations on a gift box or bag.
Important note: Adult supervision and participation is required for this activity.