Cinnamon Ornaments: Traditions from our Family to Yours

These homemade ornaments are the easiest, most delicious ones in town! I’m always on the look-out for traditions that engage our childrens’ senses because I want their childhood memories to be full of the beautiful sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas and home. This activity involves children in making and giving a meaningful (and delicious-smelling) gift.

How to: Empty a large container of cinnamon into a bowl. Gradually add spoonfuls of applesauce until you’ve made a nice, firm dough. (You won’t need much!)

On wax paper, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness (not too thin, or the ornaments will break). Use your favorite Christmas cookie cutters to make the designs you like.

Use a straw to poke a hole through the dough if you plan to hang the ornaments.

Bake the ornaments for 2 hours at 200 degrees, or simply let the ornaments sit on a rack for several days as they dry out. (Hint: if you bake them, your house will smell like heaven.)

Decorate them with glitter or puffy paints! Or, enjoy their natural rustic beauty.

A friend suggested that I hang these dainty stars by the window so the sunlight would warm them up and keep our home smelling divine. Thanks, for the great advice Lita!

 

 Enjoy your home,

About Laura

We are one little family and we're on a mission: we want to discover our hometown and share the treasures with you! Just think of all the tractor-pulls, restaurants, farm stands, mom-and-pop shops, and local attractions that we'll enjoy together. We hope that our discoveries and ideas strengthen your family and our hometown Penns Valley, Pennsylvania.
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