I received an email from Kristi sharing this wonderful recipe for Cinnamon Ornaments. I made these with my son when he was a toddler (almost ten years ago!), but had completely forgotten about them until Kristi reminded me about them. Thanks Kristy . . . we’ll be adding this to our Christmas to-do list!
From Kristi . . .
I wanted to share this with you…and maybe you could pass it along to the other frugal moms that follow your blog as I do. I have a wonderful Cinnamon Ornament Recipe -that my girls and I have made for the past 10 years. You may already know about it — but I thought I’d share the idea. It is a wonderful Christmas craft to do with your children and also Sunday school classes, etc. It is very cheap to make and they smell wonderful. They can also be given as gifts. Here is the recipe and instructions to make.
- 1 cup of Cinnamon Aldi’s has a good sized bottle for $1, or use this $0.55/1 McCormick Spice or Herb, exp. 12/31/11 (Publix, All the Trimmings Booklet )
- 3/4 cup of Applesauce inexpensive applesauce works perfectly!
- 2 TBS Regular Elmer’s School glue
- Mix ingredients together — until its like a cookie dough. (If its too dry you can add more applesauce, if its too wet add more cinnamon.)
- Mix in your school glue. (I sprinkle cinnamon on my counters -(like I would flour) and roll out with a rolling pin.)
- You’ll want your ‘dough’ sort of thick but not too too thick.
- Cut out with your favorite cookie cutter. We use Gingerbread men — also make a small whole at the top — so you can run ribbon or a ornament hanger through to hang on your tree.
- Place on a cooling rack and dry about 48 hours — then paint them (if you’d like!) or leave them plain. (We leave ours plain.) You can also dry them in a food dehydrator for about 8 hours if you have one -to cut down on drying time.
This is so fun for everyone — we love making them. My girls are now 16 and 14 and they still enjoy making them. Its always been something we do together near Christmas time. We even have a small little tree that is just for the “gingerbread cinnamon ornaments” that we make.
Thanks so much for sharing Kristi . . . I love that you make these with your girls every year! What must-do Christmas traditions are on your list this Christmas?