Monday, December 1, 2008

Homemade Christmas ornaments

Evie helped me make homemade Christmas ornaments today. I have never made them before, but I thought they would be fun. Here were the ingredients...

4 oz. cinnamon
1 T. nutmeg
1 T. ground cloves
2 T. Elmers glue
3/4 c. applesauce

That is a crazy combination isn't it? Obviously they aren't edible, unless you are okay with your kids eating Elmers glue! They sure do smell good though. We mixed them up by hand, and then kneaded the mixture for about 4 minutes. Then we rolled them out, and cut them out with cookie cutters. We used a coffee stirrer to make a small hole for the ornament hanger. Evie loved getting her hands dirty. I think that was her favorite part of all! They are now in the oven at 200 degrees, and I will keep them in there for a few hours until they are dried.


SchnauzerMom said...

Interesting recipe! Looks like they will be great ornaments.

Daisy said...

Hey you! I was going to make those tooo, if I have extra time! Then again maybe the dog will want to eat them!! I imagine they smell wonderful!

Kelly said...

Wow great idea. But I'd be worried my daughter, being only 3 would eat them.

April said...

Those look great, Jen - and FUN! I've never seen that recipe before. I used to make ornaments out of flour, water and salt and then when they dried, dip them in polyurathane (sp!). I still have them after all these years. I do love hand made ornaments. I bet Evie will love seeing hers on your tree. :)

Jen said...

Ornament update: they are a bit crumbly! I'm thinking they will last this year, and then we will have to throw them out. Maybe I will try a different kind next year. They do smell good though :)!