But, if you were wondering, I got this idea from Pinterest.
I was looking through the neighborhood of "Kid-Friendly Christmas Crafts" -- Trying to find some good Winter/Christmas activities to keep my two-year-old from tearing down the walls, & these ornament popped out at me.
We took on our Cinnamon Christmas Ornament project last night & it was an easy success.
And it made our house, and our neighbors [we are currently residing in a duplex here in Hays, KS] smell phenomenal. At least I thought it smelled wonderful. I hope my neighbors like cinnamon. ;)
The instructions & photos to this simple craft are below.
- 1 cup Ground Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 2 cups water
- Rolling Pin
- Holiday Cookie Cutters [we chose a snowflake -- looks more like a star]
- Straw [for poking the ribbon/twine hole]
- Ribbon/Twine/Bakers Twine [for hanging the ornaments]
- Bring the two cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
- Remove from heat & add the 1 cup of ground cinnamon.
- Once you have the cinnamon & water mixed, the "dough" should be stringy & shimmery.
- Add the flour -- Add the flour by the 1/2 cup.
- By the last 1/2 cup you will be kneading the flour into the mixture.
- Sprinkle cinnamon onto table/counter top & roll out the dough.
- Roll at least 1/4 inch thick to avoid curling of the ornaments as they dry.
- Cut out the shapes with cookie cutters & place on parchment paper for drying.
- Don't forget to make a small hole for the ribbon or twine.
- Dry overnight, turning occasionally.
- Hang with ribbon or twin.
** I used Mod Podge as a finish on a few of mine but I ended up hating the glossy look it gave the ornaments.
** I originally stuck my ornaments in the oven at 200 degrees. I checked them after 10 minutes and could see that they were already beginning to curl. I would recommend being patient & air drying the ornaments.