Day 22

Cinnamon Ornaments

These may look delicious, but they are not for eating. What better way to remember a fun family time from holidays past than an ornament  keepsake?

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons craft glue
  • Mixing bowl
  • Drinking straw
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking racks and baking sheets
  • Cookie cutters
  • Sandpaper
  • Glitter, puffy paints, rhinestones, etc. for decorating, optional
  • Hanging ribbon or hooks
  • Add the applesauce, cinnamon, and glue into your mixing bowl.
  • Get your hands dirty! Mix everything up as bet your can.
  • Mix until it is just a touch dry. You may need to add more applesauce or cinnamon until the dough holds together and is able to be rolled and cut.
  • Roll into 1 big ball
  • Take 1/3 of the ball and place between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.
  • Roll until your ball is a flat and 1/3″-1/2″ inch think.
  • Remove from plastic wrap and use a cookie cutter to make your shape.
  • Use a plastic straw to poke a hole where you want to hang from.
  • Place on a baking rack or cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the oven at 200°F for about 2 and a half hours. When they are hard and dry… you’re done!
  • Set aside to cool.
  • If you have rough edges, lightly sand them until smooth.
  • Get your glue and place on any areas that you would like to add glitter.
  • Decorate with puffy paint (optional)
Share your creations on our Facebook page or Jingles’ Instagram page.
Jingles couldn’t make this Advent Calendar happen without the generosity of sponsors like Cameron Manufacturing and Design.

Jingles’ Fact Of The Day:

Every dollar makes a difference. Just $10 helps provide thirty meals for children, seniors, and others struggling with hunger and food insecurity right here in the Southern Tier. Did you know when you donate to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, you can direct your donation to Childhood Hunger Relief Efforts, Mobile Food Pantry Program, Senior Hunger Relief Programs, or Where Needed Most?