Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Dough
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I love, love, love this craft activity. I always had the kids make these early in December because our room would smell wonderful for the next few weeks. I think my mom originally found this recipe in Southern Living magazine years and years ago. Now you can find it all over the web.
One recipe will make enough dough for three or four students. I let them mix it up themselves in small groups. Here's what you need:
1 cup ground cinnamon
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons white glue
Optional: you can also add any other ground spices you want; nutmeg and cloves work well
The measurements are approximations. If the dough is too wet add more cinnamon, too dry, add a little more applesauce.
Give each student a piece of waxed paper for their work surface and a paper plate (with name written on it) to place their finished ornament.
Students can flatten out the dough and use small cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Or they can make a shape of their own. Caution students not to get the dough to thin or it will crack and break as it dries. Keep it at least 1/2 inch thick.
Set the finished shapes on their own paper plate to dry for a couple of days. If you want hang them don't forget to make a small hole before they dry.
Posted by Debbie Crockett at 2:00:00 AM