These ornaments are so amazing. I have to say these are my favorite to make with the kids too. They are easy and fun! These ornaments also smell like Christmas. Bonus right?
- Cookie cutters – I have a gingerbread man, candy cane, and a star. There are endless possibilities.
- Glitter! Any kind of loose glitter will do. Try to get colors that will match your tree. Also, these babies make great gifts, so think about doing silver, gold, white, red, and green for gift giving…
- Twine, I found a three pack of colorful twine at The Dollar Tree. They are red and white, green and white, and blue and white. I used mostly the red and white…
- Drinking straw, to make hole for hanging. If you don’t have one get creative! You might could use a pen, if you take one of the ends off of it.
- Rolling Pin
- Craft glue, School glue
3/4 cup applesauce
2 bottles of ground cinnamon (2 ounces or more each)
- Preheat oven to 200ºF
- Add applesauce and cinnamon to a bowl and mix until a ball of dough forms.
- Cut the dough into quarters.
- Place 1/4 of dough between two pieces of plastic wrap.
- Using the rolling pin, flatten the dough, to 1/3 inch thickness.
- Use the cookie cutters to cut the dough.
- Make a hole at the top of every ornament.
- Place in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.
- Allow to cool before hanging them.
- If you do not have a oven you can place them on a wire rack and let them dry out for 1 -2 days. Turn them every 12 hours or so.
- Prepare a small plate with the glitter you picked out.
- Once dry, apply a thin layer of craft glue on the ornaments, and dip the ornaments in the glitter. Allow to dry for 1 more day on a wire rack.
This recipe was adapted from McCormick.
They are super cute right? My gingerbread man ornaments look a little funny, but I still like them. The glitter makes them look pretty. They are amazing when the Christmas lights are on!
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