Cinnamon Clay

Use to make aromatic ornaments and package decorations. NOT edible.

1 1/2 cups ground Cinnamon
1 cup Applesauce
1/3 cup Elmer's glue
1 medium sized Bowl
Flat surface for kneading
Wax paper
Rolling pin
Cookie cutters - various types
Knife
Straw
Non-stick cooling rack
Ribbon
Puffy paints, optional

This recipe makes a sweet smelling dough that can be made into ornaments or package decorations.

Note: As in all recipes, results can vary depending on humidity, conditions, etc. Please try any recipe out before attempting in a group setting.

Mix cinnamon, applesauce, and glue together in a bowl. Remove from the bowl and knead the mixture until it turns into a firm clay. Let sit for about 30 minutes. Clay is best used at room temperature. You may need to dust your rolling pin, hands, or working surface with cinnamon, or use wax paper as a working surface. Roll out clay with a rolling pin to approximately 1/8 of an inch thick. Use cutters to cut out desired shapes ( we like gingerbread men). If you are going to hang your shape, use a straw to cut out a hole near the top of the shape.

Place shapes on a non stick cooling rack or wax paper. You will need to keep an eye on them and turn them over occasionally so that they dry evenly and dry flat. Dry shapes for approximately 5 days. When dry you may put a ribbon through the hole for hanging on the tree or adding to a package. You may add puffy paint to decorate your shapes, if you wish.