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Cinnamon Dough Tree Decorations


These smell lovely when hung on the tree and bring a very festive smell to the room.

  • 1/2 cup Apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp white school glue
  • Extra cinnamon


Combine glue and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Add applesauce, stirring constantly until you have a stiff dough. You may not need all the applesauce or you may need a smidge more.

Remove dough onto the table and knead for 5 minutes until firm.

Let rest 30 minutes at room temperature.

Lay waxed paper out on the table.

Dust rolling pin with cinnamon and roll clay out on the waxed paper to about 1/8 inch thick.

Cut out with cookie cutters of your choice.

Poke a hole in the top (if you like) with a straw.

Leave in a warm, breezy location to dry for about 48 hours to 1 week.

Turn over every 24 hours during the drying process.

They smell wonderful!

Paint when dry and hang them up on the tree or give to parents as a gift from the children

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