Recently Silas and I tried our hand in making the ever so popular Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments. This is a simple recipe, a fun and great activity to do with kids (even two year olds) and it will keep your house smelling like Christmas for days.
Here's what we used:
1 cup Applesauce
1 1/2 cups Cinnamon
Bakers Twine or some kind of string for hanging
So first you just combine 1 cup of applesauce and 1 cup of cinnamon. Silas loved measuring everything out and being a big helper.
Then, we mixed and mixed the two ingredients together and Silas wanted to eat it. I'm pretty sure he took a couple of bites - this is one of the reasons we left out the glue (some recipes call for it).
After we had a good dough-ish consistency we sprinkled some of the remaining cinnamon on our counter and rolled out the dough. Another favorite part for Silas. I didn't worry about a certain width for the dough, I just eyeballed it since he was so into this part.
Then we just had fun using our cookie cutters and cutting out shapes. The star was Silas' favorite. We also used our little stamps on a few to write messages - we have several that just have the letter X since that was the stamp Silas insisted on using. Oh, don't forget to poke your holes for hanging, we just used a straw. We just had fun, made a big mess and made something together.
We baked our ornaments at 200°F for about an hour and a half. They still didn't seem quite as hard as I wanted so I let them sit for about a week in a nice and dry place until they were as hard as a rock.
We finished them off with a little bakers twine and then Silas thought they were cookies so he took a bite. Needless to say he found it disgusting so one bite was all it took - these are totally inedible. Don't worry, I gave him a real cookie to make up for it.
I thought this was a great craft to do with small kids, we had a blast!
PS - Check out our Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments we made last year.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!!