There's more snow headed toward the Treasure Valley.  If by chance there's a snow day and you've got the kids cooped up in the house, this is a fun and easy Christmas craft for them to do!

I'll be honest, I ended up making a batch of these ornaments myself this weekend after feeling inspired by the cork ornaments we made at Ste. Chapelle. They're not quite as extravagant, but they sure do smell amazing! In fact, the ones that I made in kindergarten that have survived over the years STILL smell like cinnamon! You only need a few supplies to whip them up and if you don't have the ingredients in your pantry already, they're super cheap to make!

Michelle Heart/TSM Boise

Ingredients and Supplies

  • (2) 2.37 oz containers of ground cinnamon ($.84 at Winco)
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar Free Apple Sauce
  • (2) tablespoons Elmers white school glue
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Skewer or Drinking Straw
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Ribbon
  • Puffy paint, glitter, etc

Directions

Michelle Heart/TSM Boise

In a medium bowl mix together the cinnamon and applesauce.

  • Fold in glue and stir until mixture reaches consistency of sugar cookie dough
  • Roll into a ball and flatten with rolling pin to about 1/4" thickness
  • Use cookie cutters to shape ornaments
  • Place ornaments on cookie sheet and poke a hole where the ribbon goes using a skewer or drinking straw
  • Bake ornaments at 200º for 2 hours
  • Let cool and decorate with puffy paints.  String ribbon through hole once paint dries.