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cinnamon ornaments question

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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I reading on mccormick website for how to make them, it says use 1 bottle(4.12 oz) of cinnamon but If  a different size bottle of cinnamon is used, measure 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cinnamon. How does that equal up?  One cup is 8oz, right?

by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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K-Chan
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:30 PM

anyone know of a good recipe? 

K-Chan
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:44 PM

bump

auntietotty
by Elizabeth on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:52 PM

This is the recipe I've been using for years. It calls for Elmer's glue..which I think makes them more durable. I always have good luck with them!

Oh...and after Christmas, I put them in a ziploc bag and store them..they still smell good the next year.

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Difficulty: Easy

Parental supervision is recommended

Holiday Links

Summer Crafts:

Summer Activities:

Crafts Email:

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments make a recipe for success. Sweet and fun, this is a great Valentine's Day or Christmas craft for kids.

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup white school glue (like Elmer's)
  • Bowl
  • Plastic food wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie cutters or a knife
  • Ribbon or yarn for hanging
  • Straw

How to make it:

  1. Mix cinnamon, applesauce, and glue together in a bowl. The dough should be as thick as cookie dough. Add a bit of water if the dough is too stiff.
  2. Remove from bowl and knead. Put it back in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for at least a half hour.
  3. Remove the dough, knead again to make sure it's smooth. Flatten/roll the dough between waxed paper until it's between 1/4" thick and 1/8" thick.
  4. Cut out desired shapes, use a straw to punch a hole for the ribbon to hang. The circle of dough will pull out with the straw.
  5. Gently place the shapes on a piece of clean wax paper. They will take 3-5 days to dry, and you will need to turn them over a couple of times a day for them to dry evenly and flat.


 

Don't be surprised to see that the ornaments get smaller during the drying process. Keep this in mind when you pick out the cookie cutters for your designs. You will also notice that if you do not turn the ornaments over often enough while they are drying, the edges of the ornaments will curl.


 

When dry, thread a piece of ribbon or yarn through the hole to hang.


 

SHAPE IDEAS: Tree, Apple, House (gingerbread), Bell, Heart, Goose, Gingerbread Man, Star...


 

Optional Painting ideas - use acrylic paints or fabric paints to paint details, like white 'frosting' on a gingerbread man or gingerbread house, or eyes on a goose.

 

 
juicebox.
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:53 PM

 bump so I ccan find this later.  Thanks!

incognito116
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:56 PM
How many does this make on average?

Quoting auntietotty:

This is the recipe I've been using for years. It calls for Elmer's glue..which I think makes them more durable. I always have good luck with them!


Oh...and after Christmas, I put them in a ziploc bag and store them..they still smell good the next year.




Cinnamon Dough Ornaments


Difficulty: Easy


Parental supervision is recommended





Holiday Links



Summer Crafts:




Summer Activities:




Crafts Email:



Cinnamon Dough Ornaments make a recipe for success. Sweet and fun, this is a great Valentine's Day or Christmas craft for kids.


What you'll need:




  • 1 1/2 cups ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup applesauce

  • 1/4 cup white school glue (like Elmer's)

  • Bowl

  • Plastic food wrap

  • Rolling pin

  • Wax paper

  • Cookie cutters or a knife

  • Ribbon or yarn for hanging

  • Straw

How to make it:



  1. Mix cinnamon, applesauce, and glue together in a bowl. The dough should be as thick as cookie dough. Add a bit of water if the dough is too stiff.

  2. Remove from bowl and knead. Put it back in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for at least a half hour.

  3. Remove the dough, knead again to make sure it's smooth. Flatten/roll the dough between waxed paper until it's between 1/4" thick and 1/8" thick.

  4. Cut out desired shapes, use a straw to punch a hole for the ribbon to hang. The circle of dough will pull out with the straw.

  5. Gently place the shapes on a piece of clean wax paper. They will take 3-5 days to dry, and you will need to turn them over a couple of times a day for them to dry evenly and flat.


 


Don't be surprised to see that the ornaments get smaller during the drying process. Keep this in mind when you pick out the cookie cutters for your designs. You will also notice that if you do not turn the ornaments over often enough while they are drying, the edges of the ornaments will curl.



 


When dry, thread a piece of ribbon or yarn through the hole to hang.



 


SHAPE IDEAS: Tree, Apple, House (gingerbread), Bell, Heart, Goose, Gingerbread Man, Star...



 


Optional Painting ideas - use acrylic paints or fabric paints to paint details, like white 'frosting' on a gingerbread man or gingerbread house, or eyes on a goose.


 

 
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K-Chan
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 11:01 PM

i'm doing them in a short amount of time (Like 20 mins) and with 3 to 5 year olds so the fewer steps the better

Quoting auntietotty:

This is the recipe I've been using for years. It calls for Elmer's glue..which I think makes them more durable. I always have good luck with them!

Oh...and after Christmas, I put them in a ziploc bag and store them..they still smell good the next year.

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Difficulty: Easy

Parental supervision is recommended

Holiday Links

Summer Crafts:

Summer Activities:

Crafts Email:

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments make a recipe for success. Sweet and fun, this is a great Valentine's Day or Christmas craft for kids.

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup white school glue (like Elmer's)
  • Bowl
  • Plastic food wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie cutters or a knife
  • Ribbon or yarn for hanging
  • Straw

How to make it:

  1. Mix cinnamon, applesauce, and glue together in a bowl. The dough should be as thick as cookie dough. Add a bit of water if the dough is too stiff.
  2. Remove from bowl and knead. Put it back in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for at least a half hour.
  3. Remove the dough, knead again to make sure it's smooth. Flatten/roll the dough between waxed paper until it's between 1/4" thick and 1/8" thick.
  4. Cut out desired shapes, use a straw to punch a hole for the ribbon to hang. The circle of dough will pull out with the straw.
  5. Gently place the shapes on a piece of clean wax paper. They will take 3-5 days to dry, and you will need to turn them over a couple of times a day for them to dry evenly and flat.


 

Don't be surprised to see that the ornaments get smaller during the drying process. Keep this in mind when you pick out the cookie cutters for your designs. You will also notice that if you do not turn the ornaments over often enough while they are drying, the edges of the ornaments will curl.


 

When dry, thread a piece of ribbon or yarn through the hole to hang.


 

SHAPE IDEAS: Tree, Apple, House (gingerbread), Bell, Heart, Goose, Gingerbread Man, Star...


 

Optional Painting ideas - use acrylic paints or fabric paints to paint details, like white 'frosting' on a gingerbread man or gingerbread house, or eyes on a goose.


 


stacey7710
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 11:02 PM

 Bump for later too. I'm interested in how many it makes too.

K-Chan
by on Dec. 4, 2011 at 5:09 PM

BUMP


auntietotty
by Elizabeth on Dec. 5, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Im not sure how many it makes. It depends on the size of cookie cutters though. The ones I use are just average size. Not too small..not too big.

If I remember right I think I can get at least 24 or so. Or maybe I double the recipe..lol I dont remember.

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