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Monday, November 26, 2012

Fun For The Holidays!


Mix dry ingredients.  Next mix water and oil together than add to dry ingredients.  Put in sauce pan cook on medium 2-3 minutes. 
Stir constantly till dough pulls away from sides. 
Take out and knead - sprinkle cinnamon on the table to make it easier and get the right constancy.  Store in closed container.

Put this in a  cute christmas bag, tie on a ribbon and make the tag to give as a gift!
Make the Tag!


Ingredients:  (not for eating!) 
     *  1 1/2 cups (8oz) ground cinnamon (can add dash of nutmeg/cloves –whatever you want!)
     *  1 cup applesauce (store bought works best)
     *  1/3 cup white school glue (Elmer's or other brand)

Simply mix these 3 ingredients together. After it's mixed plop it down onto wax paper (or the counter) and use extra cinnamon to "flour" working area especially if dough is a little sticky. Lightly knead the dough.
 Ingredients:  (not for eating!) 

     *  1 1/2 cups (8oz) ground cinnamon (can add dash of nutmeg/cloves –whatever you want!)
     *  1 cup applesauce (store bought works best)
     *  1/3 cup white school glue (Elmer's or other brand)

Roll out to 1/4"  and use Christmas cookie cutters for your shapes.
Use a straw for poking a hole on the top.

Let them dry for about 4 days turning them over at least once a day.  If you want to speed up the process you can bake for an hour at 200 F and let air dry 24 hours after that.  I did one batch in the oven and the other on a cooling rack.  The air drying on a cooling rack turned out looking more "professional" but if this is just a fun craft for kids who cares.   Actually I just let mine cool after the hour of baking and the kids painted on them right away.  What kid can wait 4 days to finish a project!
Once dry feel free to paint them using puffy paint or glitter paint.  Or make it really easy on yourself and just personalize it with a Sharpie pen! (they have cool silver sharpies that would really look nice!)

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