Want to fill your house with the delicious scent of cinnamon, have fun with the kids and make some simple Christmas ornaments? Then give these No Bake Cinnamon Ornaments a try!
This is a wonderful recipe- it requires NO BAKING, only four ingredients and takes only minutes to whip up a batch of dough. And the absolute best thing about this recipe is that the dough will make your home smell divine!
Cinnamon Ornament Recipe
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1/2 cup of cinnamon
- 3/4 cup of very warm water
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Knead the dough with clean, dry hands. If the dough is a little sticky dust your hands with a bit of flour as needed and knead. Through trial and error, I’ve come to learn that if you chill the dough overnight in the fridge in Tupperware, it’s actually much easier to work with. The dough will not be sticky at all. Just make sure you allow the dough to warm to room temperature before using. Either way, you will be left with wonderfully fragrant cinnamon ornament dough.
Give your kids some Christmas cookie cutters and a rolling pin and let them make their very own cinnamon ornaments. Often times, I find myself helping the kids way too much with crafts. I sat back and watched this time. They had a truly wonderful time, and I must say, did a great job!
If you didn’t chill your dough overnight, I definitely recommend rolling the cinnamon dough out on wax paper to prevent sticking.
Before leaving your ornaments to dry, poke a small hole in each one using a toothpick. You will want to hang these beauties on your Christmas tree!
It will take roughly a day for the ornaments to dry completely. One batch of dough makes approximately 20 ornaments, depending on the size of your cookie cutters.
Once the ornaments are completely dry, you can have your kids paint them or simply hang them on your tree as is. Once dry they will be light in color, making them perfect for paint. You can even add a little cinnamon to the paint to make the ornaments extra fragrant. If you choose not to paint them, some mod podge will return them to their original dark brown color.
It’s been nearly two weeks since we made these and they still smell wonderful. This may very well become a new Christmas tradition in our family!