Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Homemade Ornaments

Thanks to a fellow Housewife for the recipe, the kids and I made homemade Christmas ornaments this year to pass out to the grandparents and aunts and uncles. They had so much fun making them! Super easy to make! Plus they smell amazing!!!!

Here's the recipe:

1 four-ounce can (approximately 1 cup) of cinnamon

1 Tbsp ground cloves

1 Tbsp. nutmeg

3/4 cup applesauce

2 Tbsp. white glue

In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add applesauce and glue, stirring to combine. Work mixture with hands 2-3 minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide into 4 portions. On lightly floured surface, roll each portion to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough with floured cookie cutters. (Make holes in the top if you want to use them as ornaments.) Place cut outs on wire racks and allow to dry at room temperature for several days. (For a more uniform drying process, turn ornaments over once each day.)

We had a ton to make and since we used bigger cookie cutters, I decided to double the recipe. I even let the kids measure everything and stir, etc.