Originally uploaded by yarnoverheels
Well we been working on this for 2 nights. My theme this year is ginger bread people. I love primitive looking things. My daughter every 5 minutes asks me if they are dry yet. We had such a good time making these. I thought it was a great craft to do with the kids. I wanted to post my recipe for these. You can do any shape you want
Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
3 Cups Cinnamon
2 1/2 Cups Cinnamon Apple sauce
1/2 cup white craft glue
2 TBS ground cloves
Mix Cinnamon, applesauce and glue util the dough is well blended. This took a little time. Add in the cloves and nutmeg. Once all ingredients are mixed you may need to knead the dough. It should be thick and sort of stiff like cookie dough.
If dough is too wet add a little cinnamon sparingly. If dough is too stiff to roll out then add a little applesauce or craft glue ( be careful adding glue you have some room to do so just don’t over do it)sparingly to get desired consistency.
Take dough and form a ball to roll out. Dough should be like a 1/4 inch thick after rolled. Use desired cookie cutter shapes. I laid them out on the shiny side of freezer paper. Please note, you will want to turn these over periodically every 4 to 6 hours initially while they are starting to dry. This will prevent the edges from curling up. You will notice that they will also shrink and become smaller than the original size. I would recommend using larger shapes over the smaller ones. You can also sprinkle a little of any of the spices used out on the rolling mat and on top of the dough to prevent dough from sticking to the mat and pin. Make sure to put a hole in the ornament for hanging. You could use a straw or a toothpick to get the desired size needed for your ribbon to fit through the hole. Keep in mind shrinkage. Make the hole a little larger than you think it should be.
Drying time Should take 3 to 5 days setting out. If you get antsy like me this is what to do…..I left mine sit for a day then decided to turn on the oven to 200 degrees. Place them on a lined cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place them the pre-heated oven for 30 minuted them flip them to the other side and place back in the oven for another 30 minutes. I would flip them in the oven every 30 minutes until dry.
After they are dry and completely cool feel free to decorate them with glitter glue, fabric or paint. Enjoy!