Baked Cinnamon Ornaments – Cheap Christmas Crafts for Kids

Please remember, I’m not crafty, I’m not a tutorial maker, and I have about as much passion for glitter and glue as every other guy out there. What I do enjoy though, is spending time with the tiny human and finding crafty things she enjoys doing to share with her. So that’s what this month is all about! Let Charlie have a little creative fun, get her excited for Christmas, and enjoy some quality time! Today we are making Baked Cinnamon Ornaments!

Materials

  • 2 Bottles of Ground Cinnamon (2.37 Oz)
  • 3/4 – 1 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
  • Cookie Cutters

 

The Dough

To start, preheat your oven to 250 degrees. While that’s heating up, mix up your dough. Start out with about 3/4 – 1 cup of apple sauce. Add in both bottles of ground cinnamon. You are looking for a dough consistency that is not falling apart. The original recipe I used called for 3/4 cup, but it was way to crumbly. 1 1/2 cups is what I ended up using, but depending on your brand of apple sauce and how thin the sauce is, it can vary. Once you have the applesauce and cinnamon mixed into a dough, put it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill the dough. This makes the next step much easier.

 

Shapes

Once your dough has chilled for 30-45 minutes, put in between 2 sheets of parchment paper, and roll it out using a rolling pin. Make sure your ornaments are at least 3/8″ thick. This helps them stay together. Use a straw to poke a hole in the top for ribbon once they are baked. Transfer the shapes to a lined cookie sheet and bake at 250 for 2.5-3 hours!

 

Ribbon

Now once baked and cooled, add your ribbon, and hang on your tree. It’s really that simple!

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