Remember that great puffy paint that we made last week?
Well, it’s time to put it to good use with a reader-submitted project.
Thank you for this great idea, Sunshine. We had a ton of fun with it, and my house smelled amazing while they were baking.
Okay, let’s make cinnamon ornaments!
Here are the ingredients and supplies you’ll need for this project…
- 1 cup ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2/3 cup white glue
- drinking straw for cutting holes before baking
- rubber spatula
- rolling pin
- cutting board
- cookie cutters
- cookie sheet
- puffy paint (see recipe here)
And here’s what you’ll do…
image-60 1 of 121. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and gather your applesauce, cinnamon, and glue.
image-61 2 of 122. Mix applesauce and cinnamon.
image-62 3 of 123. Add glue.
image-63 4 of 124. Stir until combined.
image-64 5 of 125. Turn half of dough out on a cutting board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Mist the dough with water if it becomes too dry to work with. If it gets too sticky, dust with more cinnamon.
image-65 6 of 126. Cut out shapes and continue rolling out the remaining dough until you have too little to roll again. Use a straw to cut the holes that you'll need to hang these from the tree.
image-66 7 of 127. Place on an old baking sheet and bake for 2 hours, gently flipping once midway through. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
image-67 8 of 128. Grab your puffy paint and let your kids go wild with decorating the ornaments.
image-68 9 of 129. There's no need to wait between colors.
image-69 10 of 1210. Allow paint to dry. This took over 24 hours at our house. (Katie was pretty heavy handed with the paint.)
image-70 11 of 1211. String ribbon or string of your choice through the holes.
image-71 12 of 1212. Hang and enjoy! We're using some of our ornaments to decorate the outside of the presents we bought for Katie's teachers.
Do you have a fun project that you’d like to see me tackle here? You can submit your ideas to me here and if I use your idea, I’ll link to you!
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