This was my go to recipe for years when I was teaching. Each year I would make a couple batches, let the kids choose their cookie cutter shapes, decorate them and then send them home for a little Christmas gift for mom and dad. My classroom smelled good the entire month of December.
Now that Kaili is old enough, she can pretty much make these on her own. She enjoyed the glitter the best, they always do…the messier the better.
If you are going to make these in your classroom and don’t have access to an oven, they will air dry, it will just take a few days. (Hint-make them on a Friday)
Also, if you don’t want to make ornaments you can turn them into magnets by hot glueing a small magnet on the back once they are dry.
1 cup applesauce
1 cup cinnamon
glue or paint
glitter or glitter glue
skewer, straw or chopstick- something to make a hole for ribbon or string.
Mix the applesauce and cinnamon together until a dough is formed.
Sprinkle cinnamon on workspace and then roll out the dough.
Cut dough into desired shapes.
Cook in preheated oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours (or let air dry for a couple of days)
Once cool, decorate your little hearts out. Once dry, add a ribbon or string and voila, a lovely smelling ornament.