Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Okay, these are seriously so easy and extremely fun to make with children.
My 19 month old loved helping me roll out the dough. She pretty much played with it like play dough but she had a great time.
My 4 year old helped me paint them after they were dry. She sat for almost 2 hours and painted with me. She had a great time and the ornaments turned out so cute!
3 cups applesauce
3 cups cinnamon (Go to Walmart and buy the .50 cents brand. You'll need 4-5 of them.)
Combine applesauce and cinnamon in a bowl. Roll out onto a flat surface. Use extra cinnamon on your hands to prevent from sticking. Mine did stick to my hands a little but I just washed them a few times during the process.
Use cookie cutters that are not too detailed otherwise you'll have a hard time getting the dough out. If you want to use these as ornaments make sure to put a hole in the top with a straw before baking. Put the cut outs on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for about 2-2.5 hours until ornaments have dried out.
Once they have cooled you can paint them with acrylic paints and thread with ribbon to hang on wreaths, trees, garland etc. I put newspaper underneath and put some paint on a paper plate since acrylic paint dries quickly and isn't all that washable.
We also put some glitter on a few of the ornaments while the paint was still wet. Let dry before you string with ribbon.
Have fun and enjoy the nice smell!