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,