Friday, December 3, 2010

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

 (I want to point out that our ornaments are NOT finished yet, we  are still in the drying process, but I'll post more pictures when they are complete!)

My kids are all about the crafts.  Photobucket
Ok KYLEY is all about the crafts. So we made some ornaments. Here is the recipe we used:
Craft Supplies:

Apple Sauce
Craft Glue
Cookie Cutters (cut by hand if you like)

Craft Project Instructions:

Mix equal amounts of apple sauce and cinnamon and add 1 teaspoon of craft glue for every cup of applesauce.

Mix all the ingredients until you have a firm but wet dough. If you like you can substitute small amounts of cinnamon for a little nutmeg or ground cloves.

Roll out your dough to at least 1/4 inch thickness (less than this will make your ornaments a little weak and they break easily) and cut shapes with cookie cutters.

With a toothpick, poke a hole at the top of each ornament that is large enough for a ribbon to be pulled through. Place ornaments on a cooling rack or tray to dry completely. Depending on how large your ornaments are, drying could take a couple of days; it's best not to touch your ornaments during this time.

Once your ornaments are dry and if there are a few rough edges, you can easily remove the roughness with a little fine sandpaper. Sand your ornaments gently, as it doesn't take much to remove the little edges.

Tie a ribbon through the hole and, if you like, you can paint these ornaments or add a little glitter. Be sure not to cover the entire ornament with paint or the wonderful scent will be lost.

oh and Elijah thinks they're cookies... and he wants this one.


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