Christmas gingerbread ornaments. With just a few ingredients, you and your kids can have a fun time making these quick and easy custom ornaments.
Today I want to share with you a fun DIY craft I love doing with my kids. My mom made these ornaments with my brother and me when we were younger and I love carrying on the tradition with my kiddos.
With just a few simple ingredients you can spend the afternoon making these fun gingerbread ornaments. Not only do they look adorable on a tree or wreath but your house will smell AMAZING while they’re baking!
What you’ll need for this craft is ground cinnamon, applesauce, puffy paint, twine, cookie cutters, and a chopstick or straw to make the hole.
HOW TO MAKE
In a bowl, you’ll need to combine 1 cup of applesauce and lots of cinnamon. It’s hard to judge a specific amount of cinnamon but you’ll want to keep adding until the mixture becomes doughy. I would suggest getting a large container of cinnamon at your grocery store or Costco. It takes a lot. A normal-sized spice container won’t be enough, FYI.
Spread the dough out on parchment paper and start cutting it using your favorite Christmas cookie cutters. I got these from Homegoods but THESE are great from Amazon.
To make the hole for hanging we used a wooden chopstick. A straw would work but may be too big if your ornaments are on the small side. You’ll want to pop them in the oven at 200 degrees for 2.5 hours.
I grabbed this puffy paint at Hobby Lobby but you can get it HERE ON AMAZON.
After the paint is dry, thread your twine through the hole and they’re ready to hang! Don’t they look adorable?! They would be so cute on a small kitchen tree too!
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