These cinnamon ornaments are easy to make, smell delicious, and are a great family activity.

It is Christmas time! This is time for family, fun and crafts. Why not make a craft that also smells like Christmas? These cinnamon ornaments are easy to make, full of fun (and glitter), and smell delicious.

My girls are always looking for crafts they can make. Christmas is also their favorite time of the year. To be able to combine two loves is always a bonus.

We had fun making a bunch of these to give away to friends. We even ended up with a few in the car (because they not only looked pretty but they smelled great – and cinnamon ornament smell is always better than car and stinky feet smell.)

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  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves (optional)
  • Nutmeg (optional)
  • Apple sauce
  • White liquid glue (elmer’s glue)
  • A straw or skewer
  • Ribbon
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking trays
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Decorating items like glitter glue, puffy paint, acrylic paint
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Mix 4-5oz of cinnamon with ¾ cup of applesauce. You can add some cloves and nutmeg if you desire.

Add 2 tablespoons of liquid glue.

Mix to make a soft dough.

Knead with your hands until the dough is soft.

Roll out the dough to desired thickness (remember that thicker dough will require longer bake time). It is helpful to roll it out between 2 pieces of parchment paper. 

Use cookie cutters to make your shapes.

Use a straw or a skewer to make a hole at the top of the ornament.

Bake at 200⁰F for about 2 hours.

Remove the ornaments and allow them to cool.

When cooled, decorate as you like. 

String the ornaments with ribbon to hang them. 

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We hope that you have fun making these. They will be fun to do when the Christmas break is here. But don’t wait until then – get your house smelling wonderful, and your tree looking beautiful with these cinnamon ornaments.

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Other Christmas fun – edible Christmas trees

Michayla Best

For over 30 years I have worked with children in a variety of capacities, whether as a teacher or tutor, a babysitter, a camp leader, or family advocate. I have always found a way to connect with children, to help them understand themselves and the world around.

I am Mummy to trinational twincesses who keep me on my toes with their questions, their commentaries, their shenanigans and acts of spontenudity.

Wife, world traveler, musician, crafting queen and self-proclaimed nerd; I love to take what I see, glean, know and help families to find their groove and be successful.

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