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The possibilities are endless with this project! Tie the ornaments onto gifts as embellishments, hang them on the tree, or string many together to create a garland.

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  • Step 1

    In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cinnamon and applesauce using a rubber spatula. Add the school glue and stir until the consistency is smooth. The dough should not be sticky. Let stand for 1 hour.

  • Step 2

    Break off 1/4 of the dough, covering the rest with plastic wrap so it won’t dry out. On a flat surface that has been covered with oven parchment, start to flatten the dough with your hands and continue flattening with a clay roller or rolling pin until the dough is 1/4 inch thick.

  • Step 3

    Use various cutters to create the ornaments, and use a toothpick or skewer to create a hole that you can thread twine or string through to hang the ornaments or tie them onto gifts. If you’d like to thread ribbon or something thicker, use a drinking straw to create a larger hole. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining dough.

  • Step 4

    To dry the ornaments, you can either lay them on a cooling rack covered with paper towels for 24 hours, turning them over every 6 hours or so to prevent warping, or you can bake them on a parchment lined cookie sheet in a 200 degree F oven for about 2 hours, or until they’re completely dry. I used the oven method and baked for about 2 1/2 hours, but some of my larger ornaments still warped over the next several days. I’d recommend using smaller cutters because I had no warping problems with the smaller ornaments. For larger ornaments, I’d suggest using polymer clay.

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