Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Cinnamon Ornaments

I made these years ago, and not only were they easy but they have lasted a long time and still smell like cinnamon!
You will need:

1 cup cinnamon
3/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup white glue
a glue gun
drinking straw
pom poms, buttons, puffy textured paint, ribbon

Mix the ingredients together to form a dough. Turn out onto a cinnamon dusted surface and knead, then roll out to about 1/4-1/2 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. I allowed mine to dry on wire baking cooling racks for a few days. To put a hole in the top, just cut one by pressing the straw through the dough in the desired spot.

To decorate, I glued on various pom poms or ribbon, and used the puffy textured paint like "icing" for noses and eyes. Gingerbread man shapes really work well with this, because they look like real cookies and then smell nice too!

**Note that these are fairly fragile decorations, and if dropped or handled roughly they will break-much like cookies.
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