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Cinnamon - Applesauce Ornaments #1
Cinnamon - Applesauce Ornaments #2
Glitter Ornaments
SunCatchers
Wind Chimes



Cinnamon - Applesauce Ornaments #1

3/4 cup ground Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon ground Allspice
2 Tablespoons ground Cloves
1 Tablespoon ground Nutmeg
1 cup Applesauce

Combine cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg;
blend well. Stir in applesauce and mix well
(mixture will be stiff). Roll out to 1/4 inch
thickness on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut dough
into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Using
a paper clip or toothpick, poke a hole in dough
to use for a hanger. Dry uncovered for 4-5 days.
Store in plastic bags until ready to use. Makes
25 small or 18 medium ornaments. These can be
used as decorations, gifts, air freshners, etc.



Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments #2

1 pound Jar sweetened applesauce
8 ounces Cinnamon

Drain 1 pound jar of sweetened applesauce overnight.
Add 8 ounces of cinammon to this and mix together
well. Pat into a ball, press hard to solidify and
mix. Pat out in 1 cup units onto wax paper, push to
1/4" - 1/2" thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
Poke a hole with a toothpick in the top of each for
hanging. Dry on wax paper overnight. Turn over and
dry in a warm place for several days. Then hang a
ribbon through the hole, use as a decoration or a
kind of sachet. Kids will have a wonderful time
kneading and mixing this dough. The ornaments
can also be decorated with paints, beads, etc.
They are definitely NOT edible.



Glitter Ornaments

Waxed paper or aluminum foil
Elmers Glue
Glitter

Have your child draw design on a piece of waxed
paper or foil using the glue; a star, moon,
snowflake, etc. Make sure that all of the lines
connect. Put the piece of waxed paper or foil into
a box or something that will contain the glitter,
then pour the glitter onto the glue. Let it set
awhile, then peel off the paper or foil and shake
off excess glitter - be careful if the glue picture
has big globs of glue, you might want these to dry
a little longer before shaking. Let the whole thing
dry for a couple of hoursor more, depending on how
thick the glue was. Then peel off the waxed paper
backing, and you have a glitter ornament.
Attach a piece of string, thread, yarn for hanging.


SunCatchers

Plastic Coffee can or Margarine tub lids
Hole punch
Yarn or any kind of string
Colored tissue cut into 1 inch squares
Glue
Water
Paint brushes

Punch a hole in the lid and tie on a string for
hanging. Dilute the glue a little, paint the lid
with the glue add the colored tissue squares,
overlapping as desired. Repaint with glue to cover
all. Let dry and hang in the window.

Another kind of Suncatcher can be made by pouring
a thick amount of glue onto the lid then decorate
with anything you have (ie: pieces old old jewlery,
beads, plastic melting beads, buttons, etc.) Fill
in with glitter. Let dry for 2 days; hang and enjoy.



Wind Chimes

Supplies:
yarn, string or fishing line
hammer and nail
tops from frozen orange juice/lemonade cans
sticks
most anything else you could want to hang down

Punch holes in the can tops - one in the middle for
a piece of yarn or string to hang the whole wind
chime from, others around the edge of the rim for
hanging the "chimes" down. Knot yarn through the
holes, and then tie other can lids to the yarn, or
other found or recycled objects. Using the center
piece of yarn or fishing line, hang the chime up.


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