Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments and Reindeer

Posted by  | Sunday, December 13, 2009  at 3:33 PM  


These are two Christmas crafts we made this week. The first are cinnamon applesauce ornaments.
Recipe
1 c. ground cinnamon
3/4 - 1 c. applesauce
2 t. Elmer's glue
(could also add 1 t. each of other spices such as cloves, nutmeg, etc.)
Roll out with rolling pin to 1/4"; cut with cookie cutters, poke hole for ribbon with straw, leave to dry for 3-5 days; tie ribbon and hang on tree. If I had had some pretty green and red plaid ribbon that's what I would have liked to have used. The smell is wonderful and it's a fun activity for kids.


The next craft idea is making reindeer with your child's foot and hand prints. The "body" is Lydia's foot and the "antlers" are her hands. Ideally, you would use brown paper for the body, black for the antlers, eyes like the picture on the right, and glue on a big, fluffy red nose. I didn't have any red noses and let Lydia pick the paper and color the picture (I tried using glitter on the one on the left). Since we live overseas, I think the grandparents will especially enjoy receiving these gifts since it's made with Lydia's hand and footprints.

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