I’m so excited to share these cinnamon Christmas ornaments as the next post in my Christmas activities for kids series. Christmas just brings out the crafty side in me, and making cinnamon ornaments is one Christmas craft I have wanted to do for a long time. In fact, we tried to make cinnamon Christmas ornaments last year, but it didn’t work out. This year, however, I did some more research because I was determined to get them right this time!
The best part about these ornaments is that they make the house smell delicious! Plus, all of the ingredients are edible so this is a safe craft to do with kids who still put things in their mouth. (Although frankly the dough doesn’t taste very good so I’m doubtful there are many kids who would want to eat much of it!)
Cinnamon Christmas ornaments ingredients
The recipe for cinnamon Christmas ornaments is very simple, as it requires just two ingredients:
- 1 part cinnamon (+ a little extra to “flour” your table and hands when you roll it out)
- 1 part apple sauce
Cinnamon Christmas ornaments directions
We mixed together 2 cups of cinnamon and 2 cups of apple sauce. This made about 11 ornaments. You can make more or less dough depending on how many ornaments you want to make.
To save money, I recommend buying your cinnamon at a bulk store like Costco or at the dollar store. You may be able to get your apple sauce at either of those places as well.
Mix the cinnamon and apple sauce together. As you can see, our dough remained a bit crumbly.
We spent some time forming the dough into balls to make it less crumbly.
We sprinkled cinnamon on the table and rolling pin to prevent the dough from sticking when we rolled it out. However, we found that the dough cracked a lot when we used the rolling pin. We actually had better luck flattening it by using our hands.
Because the dough was crumbly, we opted to roll it out pretty thick – about 1/2″ or so. Then we used our Christmas cookie cutters to cut out some shapes.
We slid all of the shapes onto a baking sheet. I used a chopstick to poke a hole in the top of them so we could later string them up to hang on the Christmas tree.
I baked them in the oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour, then let them dry overnight. They dried hard and firm. And the house smelled delicious for several days after with the scent of apple cinnamon in the air.
Once the ornaments were dry, we threaded string through the holes so we could hang them on our tree. The kids were so proud to see their ornaments decorating our tree. 🙂
More Christmas resources
More Christmas crafts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Q-tip painted Christmas tree
- Craft stick reindeer
- Paper plate reindeer craft
- Christmas tree ribbon craft
- DIY Christmas snow globes
- Sand-filled Christmas ornaments
- Fine motor Christmas craft
- Gingerbread man craft