Take a time out from the busyness, turn up the Christmas music, pour a few cups of hot cocoa, and enjoy some creative fun with your family this week. I have to admit, this was completely my daughter's idea. She even found the recipe to make the dough (I will share it with you below). But it turned out to be so much fun, and a cute keepsake at that.
Homemade Christmas Ornaments
What You Need:
1 Cup Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Nutmeg
1 Tablespoon Cloves
3/4 Cup Applesauce
2 Tablespoons Glue
A Drinking Straw
Christmas Cookie Cutters
1. Mix cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, applesauce and glue with hands until thoroughly combined.
2. Roll the dough on a hard, smooth surface.
3. Place the rolled dough on wax paper and cut with cookie cutters.
4. Poke a small hole in the top of each ornament with the straw.
5. Let the cut dough dry at room temperature for a couple days.
6. Paint the ornaments and let the paint dry.
7. Mark the date and child's name on the back and you have a Christmas memory keepsake.
8. Run the ribbon through each ornament hole and hang on your Christmas Tree.
The Christmasy cinnamon smell throughout the room that comes from these ornaments is an added bonus!
Depending on your child's age they can probably do most of the work. Just make sure they don't eat these. They look a lot like Christmas cookies but they are not edible! This recipe is from pillsbury.com
Audra and her husband Jordan are called to ministry and he is the senior pastor at their church. They have two beautiful children who bring them tons of joy, lots of laughs, and on occasion new grey hair. She is a former teacher who still loves to teach, enjoys cooking and baking, and has a passion to lead other women to know Jesus and live out their faith in Him.