Christmas decorating is about the process. The process of putting the lights and ornaments on the trees (inside and out) and spending time with family doing it. That’s why today, I’m giving you a reason to spend time with your little ones – no matter how old they actually are.
Gather the kids and take time this weekend to make these cinnamon salt dough ornaments. They’re so incredibly easy to make.
- 2 cup flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup water
- 8-12 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In large bowl, mix flour, salt, water, and cinnamon until smooth. The more cinnamon you add, the darker the color of the finished ornament.
- Roll out the dough to desired thickness. Since this dough does not rise when cooked, be sure to roll out the dough to the desired thickness you’d like the finished ornament to be. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Poke a hole in the top of each ornament using a straw (this is how you’ll hang them with a ribbon after they cook).
- Lay cut shapes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until the dough is completely dry (2-3 hours).
- Once ornaments have cooled completely, string a ribbon through each ornament and hang on the Christmas tree. Enjoy!
- Note: These ornaments are for decorating, not for eating.