Todays post may seem like it is for kids, but it's not. It is for everyone. We are going to make ornaments. Kids would like this project, but adults can have fun with it as well.
I will list ingredients for making 2 types of ornaments. Both can be made with cookie cutters, stencils, or about anything you can trace around.
CINNAMON CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
These smell so good.
1 C cinnamon (buy at Dollar Tree)
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 C smooth applesauce
2 Tbsp. Elmer's white glue
Combine all the ingredients until it forms a stiff dough, kneading well with hands. Roll out dough on a cinnamon dusted surface, about 1/4" thick. Use cookie cutters and cut out any design you wish.
Lay ornaments on wax paper and cut a small hole in the top (use a skinny plastic straw) and then place in a safe place for drying.
Depending on how dry your home is, it can take 2 - 4 days to dry. Be sure to turn them over several times each day.
When dry, you can paint with fabric paint if you wish. Use a thin ribbon or jute twine as a hanger.
SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS
1 C of fine salt
1 C flour
about 1/2 C water
Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle add water. Knead till smooth and elastic like and non-sticky.
Roll out about 1/4" thick and make cut outs with cookie cutters. You can also form it into small forms. Insert paper clips for hangers and bake at 200* until hard. Check frequently, so they don't burn.
These can be painted as well.
Dough can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container or plastic wrap.
These both make the cutest ornaments. You can make them as small or large as you wish.
Get started now!