Kids' Craft: Scentilicious Cinnamon Ornaments

Enjoy all the fun of making Christmas cookies without all the fat and calories! These (non-edible) fragrant and festive cinnamon ornaments are a must-make kid-friendly Christmas craft that will have you rolling, baking and decorating.  

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

Enjoy all of the fun of making Christmas cookies without all of the butter, sugar, fat and calories! These fragrant (non-edible) and festive cinnamon ornaments are a must-make kid-friendly Christmas craft that will have you rolling, baking and decorating.

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

Materials Needed:

oven
large mixing bowl
2 cups ground cinnamon, plus extra for dusting surface
1/2 cup smooth applesauce
spoon or rubber spoonula/spatula
1 cup all-purpose white school glue, plus extra for decorating, if desired
parchment paper or non-stick silicone rolling mat
rolling pin
cookie cutters
knife
drinking straw
baking sheet
metal drying rack (optional)
ribbon, string and/or twine
scissors
glitter (optional)
artist brush (optional)

Mix Ingredients

Pour ground cinnamon and applesauce into a bowl and stir (Image 1). Mixture will appear mealy at this stage (Image 2). Add one cup white school glue and continue to stir or mix with your hands. Dough will be sticky and thick. Press into ball and dump onto parchment paper, allowing it to rest for about an hour. Tip: Allowing it to rest will make the dough more workable.

Roll Out Dough

Dust dough and rolling surface with extra cinnamon to prevent it from sticking (Image 1). Roll out with a rolling pin to about 1/4” thickness (Image 2).

Cut and Sculpt Ornaments

Use cookie cutters in desired shapes to cut out ornaments, like cookies. A knife can also be used to hand-cut custom shapes or dough can be sculpted like play dough (Image 1). Once desired shapes are created, use a straw to make a hole at the top of each ornament (Image 2) for threading a ribbon or string through (Image 3).

Bake, Decorate and Hang Ornaments

Bake in a 200 degree oven for 2 hours. If ornaments are being baked directly on a cookie sheet, flip halfway through. To prevent flipping, bake ornaments on metal drying rack, so both sides are exposed to air (Image 1). Once cooled, ornaments can be embellished with glue and glitter or even puffy paint (Image 2). Hang with a length of twine, ribbon or string (Image 3). 

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