Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Cinnamon dough ornaments are simple in appearance.  Their magic is in their warm spicy scent.  If you want color, they can be painted.  This is a craft that is easy enough for kids.  They will love working with the scented dough and painting the finished ornaments.

You will need:

1.  1 cup flour

2.  1/4 cup of cinnamon

3.  1/4 cup salt

4.  1 Tbs. oil

5.  1 tsp. Cream of Tartar (Optional)

6.  1 cup boiling water, divided

7.  Rolling pin

8. Cookie cutters

9.  Rolling pin spacer bands or pencils

10.  Wax paper

11.  Ribbon

 

 


 
 Cinnamon dough Step 1.  Mix the dry ingredients.  Add the boiling water, a little at a time until the dough has a soft texture.  You probably won't need all of the water.  Let the dough cool off a little, and then knead the dough.  Add extra flour or water, a little bit at a time, to get a texture you like. 
 
 Rolling out dough using pencil to get an even thickness Step 2.  Place the dough between two sheets of wax paper.  Roll out the dough evenly so it is 1/4 of an inch thick.  Use the rolling pin spacer guides.  If you do not have any, you can place a pencil under each end of the rolling pin.
 Cutting out a Christmas tree ornament Step 3.  Remove the top sheet of wax paper.  Cut out the desired shapes.  Gently lift them and peel them away from the wax paper.  Use a pencil or a skewer to punch a hole in the top of each ornament.
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 The finished ornaments with ribbon

Step 4.  Dry the ornaments.  You can put them in an oven set to 200 degrees for several hours or just let them sit for several days.  When the ornaments are dry, thread a ribbon through the holes.  Hang your ornaments and enjoy their delicious fragrance.

 

Did you like this craft?  You may also enjoy making coffee dough ornaments.

 Did you know that cinnamon is ground up tree bark?  Cinnamon was harvested even in Biblical times and is prized for its sweet but spicy flavor and scent.  We commonly use ground cinammon in baking but it can be purchased in sticks made from rolled up bark.

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