12 Days of Sundquist Christmas: Day 6

Day Six: Kid’s DIY

This year, we wanted to share our favorite traditions, our excitement over new ones, and our desire to give back. The result? 12 Days of Sundquist Christmas! We’ve been sharing what our employees enjoy most around the Holidays. Our secret recipes, favorite DIY decorating tips, and Christmas traditions are here for you to read. We hope this inspires you to share what you love about the Holiday Season with those you love.

For day six we give you: something everyone can DIY! Today we're going to make traditional cinnamon dough ornaments. With only three ingredients, it's super easy, and since it's something all ages can do, everyone will have a blast! 

You'll need: Applesauce, cinnamon, and glue for the dough, a cookie sheet, cookie cutters, and a rolling pin. Optional: wax paper (it really helps for rolling things out). 

Mix together a half cup of the applesauce with a cup of the cinnamon and two tablespoons of glue. Make sure you mix well. It should form a nice dough that will hold together when rolled, which is the next step.

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When rolling out the dough, we found it helpful to sandwich the dough between two layers of wax paper. It made it easy to pick up the cut out ornaments. Make sure the dough is between 1/4" and 1/2" or you'll need to cook it for a long time.

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Remember to poke a hole in your ornament to thread through some ribbon or twine. All that's left is to cook the ornaments at 150 degrees for two hours. After the two hours, leave them in the cooling oven for 5-6 hours (our source says she left hers in overnight).

Take them out of the oven and they'll be ready to go! Decorate with glue and glitter or just thread some ribbon through the hole and hang it on your tree. Happy Holidays!

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