December 04, 2006

Cinnamon Ornaments

Since we are visiting the kitchen today I wanted to share with you one of my very favorite ornaments that can be made right in YOUR own kitchen! Cinnamon Ornaments are a wonderful craft that the whole family can join in on. The best part?? Your whole house will smell like Christmas for days! Below is a picture of one of the ornaments Miss Bonnie and I made about three years ago.

Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments
1/2 cup ground cinnamon
1/3 cup applesauce
1 Tbsp. Tacky glue

Mix in 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 together well.
Roll this out and use cookie cutters for the shapes. Use a drinking straw to cut a hanging hole. These can be air dried for 24 to 48 hours. Turn several times while drying. When dry tie your desired hanging string through hole and you are ready to hang on tree. ~ If you want you can also add ribbon and other embellishments to the ornament~

Please don't eat! They are to be enjoyed by the eyes and nose only:o)


Amy said...

I found a link to these a couple weeks ago and was wondering how they would turn out. Thanks for posting pictures! Now I definitely want to try this with the kids :)

Anonymous said...

Oh how WONDERFUL!!! Mr.U LOVES the smell of cinnamon!! I will have to make these soon!!

Can I get Tacky Glue at Michael's??

Mrs. U

Susan P. said...

Amy, I know you and your children will just love this craft.

Mrs. U, yes, Michaels will have it. Actually, the recipe called for tacky glue but I just used Elmers and it worked fine.