Cinnamon Clay You Can Make - Perfect for Ornaments!
Yields: About 24 ornaments, depending on how thick you roll the dough
- 1 /4 cup white glue
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 3 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup water
- Mix ingredients together until dough forms a ball.
- Knead for a few minutes, adding flour as needed.
3. Make into desired shapes or roll out and cut with cookie cutters.
4. Poke a hole at the top of the ornaments with a toothpick so you can
hang them later.
5. Bake at 300 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
These ornaments turned out great. They were so easy and nicely kept their shape while baking. They also smell amazing! I think you could substitute some cloves or nutmeg for some of the cinnamon to suit the fragrance you want to create.
After I baked some on the cookie sheet, I decided to make a few more and let them air dry. From the pictures below, you can see the difference between the baked and air-dried ornaments. The baking process brought out the flour on the ornament. The air-dried ornament retained more of a brownish color. I think either option look great, depending on the look you are trying to achieve.
I am going to let the ornaments for for an additional day or two, then make a little glue-water mixture to coat the ornaments and then sprinkle them with some iridescent glitter to a different effect. There are so many possibilities for these ornaments, from painting to glitter. Experiment and have fun!