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Crafts for the Holidays Challenge Day 1: Applesauce Ornaments!

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Today's craft is so easy and you probably have most, if not all, of the materials needed in your house. Today's challenge is to make cinnamon applesauce ornaments! Not only is this a fun and simple craft, but you can even make ornaments for family or friends!

Materials needed:
3/4 cup of Applesauce
1 bottle (4.12 ounces) of Cinnamon
Cookie cutters
String, Ribbon, Twine
Optional Supplies (glitter, paint, sequins, tooth picks, etc)

Add the applesauce and cinnamon into a bowl and mix it up. You want to make sure that the dough is firm and not runny. Place the dough on wax paper or a cookie sheet and roll it with a rolling pin. Roll the dough until it is 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch thick. We used cookie cutters and I traced my kids hands with tooth picks. I also used tooth picks to poke holes in the ornaments for where the ribbon goes.

Put the ornaments in the oven for 2 and 1/2 hours at 200 degrees. While the ornaments are in the oven, your house will smell amazing! Once the ornaments are finished baking, let them cool, and then either leave them as is or have your kids decorate them!

The great thing about this craft is you can have your kids help with the dough and cookie cutters, put them down for a nap while the ornaments bake, and pick up with the decorating when their nap is over!

Do you have any ornaments on your tree that your kids made? Do you give handmade gifts to family members for the holidays?

If you haven't signed up for the Crafts for the Holidays Challenge yet, you can do so here.

by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM
I just did something similar with salt dough though it doesn't make the house smell good lol
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 4:47 PM
Definitely going to do this!
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by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 4:59 PM

unfortunately I don't have these things on hand. don't have the money to go to the store today. We are doin a different project today.

by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Very cool! We don't have either ingredient though :(
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by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 5:30 PM

 I have a few ornaments that my older son made when he was in elementary school, right now my youngest has made any.. No I don't give handmade gifts to Family..

by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM

these are really cute!

by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 6:36 PM

My son is very excited to make these. :)

by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM

That sounds like a fun craft!!! We have been making ornaments and such this last week. :) 
We have also been making Christmas Cards to send to the grandparents. 

by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

 OK am working on these with my son, but I'm not sure how long to cook for. I know it says 2 to 2 1/2 hours, but how do you know when they are done??

by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 8:13 PM

 Yes it's made out of the top of a mason jar.

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