Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

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By Heather Zarazinski
from New Orleans, LA

This is a simple recipe for homemade ornaments that are fun to make with your children and grandchildren. The smell of cinnamon will fill your home though out the season!

prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  •   1 1/2 c
    cinnamon, ground
  •   1 c
  •   1/4 c
    white school glue (like elmer's)
    ribbon or yarn

How To Make

  • 1
    Mix cinnamon, apple sauce 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 and cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for at least half an hour.
  • 3
    Remove the dough and knead again to make sure it's smooth. Flatten/roll dough between sheets of waxed paper until it's between 1/4 & 1/8 inch thick. Cut out in desired shapes, use a straw to punch a hole for the ribbon to hang.
  • 4
    Gently place the shapes on a clean sheet of wax paper. They will take 3-5 days to dry and you will need to turn them a couple of times a day for them to dry evenly and flat. When dry, thread a piece of ribbon or yarn through the hole to hang.
  • 5
    Note: Ornaments may shrink during the drying process. You can decorate as you like with acrylic or fabric paints