These have to be the EASIEST cinnamon dough ornaments around! Finally, a cinnamon salt dough recipe you don’t have to cook! Kids love homemade dough and it is a great hands-on activity for a variety of ages. Add this no-cook cinnamon ornaments recipe to your bag of Christmas activities, and you will have something fun and easy for the kids to do this holiday season!
HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON ORNAMENTS WITHOUT APPLESAUCE!
CINNAMON SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS
I don’t know too many kids who don’t LOVE playing with a fresh batch of homemade cinnamon dough. Cinnamon salt dough makes a wonderful sensory play activity, enhances learning activities, and smells and feels amazing for the senses!
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All you need are a few simple ingredients and some Christmas cookie cutters to enjoy making your own cinnamon Christmas ornaments. I am excited to share with you this awesome go-to cinnamon dough recipe. Change it up for the seasons and holidays too!
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Cinnamon applesauce ornaments are very popular! Instead we can show you how to make cinnamon ornaments without applesauce. Yes, it can be done and we think they might be even better. Super easy, these no bake cinnamon ornaments are sure to be a fun Christmas activity for kids.
HOW LONG DO CINNAMON ORNAMENTS LAST?
These cinnamon ornaments are made from a mixture of flour and salt that creates a type of modeling clay, that can be baked or air-dried and then saved.
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Why is there salt in the cinnamon dough? Salt is a great preservative and it adds additional texture to your projects. You’ll notice the dough is heavier too!
So if look after your homemade cinnamon ornaments, they should last for many years. Store them in a dry, airtight container, away from heat, light or moisture.
CINNAMON ORNAMENTS RECIPE
PLEASE NOTE: Cinnamon dough is NOT edible but it is taste-safe!
YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1/2 cup of cinnamon
- 3/4 cup of very warm water
HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON ORNAMENTS
STEP 1: Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, and form a well in the center.
STEP 2: Add the warm water to the dry ingredients and mix together until it forms a dough.
NOTE: If you notice the cinnamon dough looks a little runny, you might be tempted to add more flour. Before you do this, allow the mixture to rest for a few moments! That will give the salt a chance to absorb the extra moisture.
STEP 3: Roll the dough to ¼ inch thick or so and cut out your Christmas ornament shapes. We used a star shape cookie cutter for ours.
STEP 4: Use a straw to make a hole in the top of each ornament. Place on a tray and leave for 24 hours to air dry.
CINNAMON ORNAMENT TIPS
- You can make the cinnamon dough ahead of time and store it for up to a week in zip-top bags. Though a fresh batch is always best to work with!
- Cinnamon dough can be painted either when it’s wet or dry. What color will you make your Christmas ornaments?
- Cinnamon dough can be baked or air-dried.
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Cinnamon Salt Dough Recipe
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 cup cinnamon powder
- 3/4 cup very warm water
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, and form a well in the center.
Add the warm water to the dry ingredients and mix together until it forms a dough.
Roll the dough to ¼ inch thick or so and cut out your Christmas ornament shapes. We used a star shape cookie cutter for ours.
Use a straw to make a hole in the top of each ornament. Place on a tray and leave for 24 hours to harden.
If you notice the cinnamon dough looks a little runny after adding the water, you might be tempted to add more flour. Before you do this, allow the mixture to rest for a few moments! That will give the salt a chance to absorb the extra moisture first.