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Cinnamon Ornaments - Not Edible!-

Easy DIY cinnamon ornaments, perfect for keto kids. These make the house smell warm and festive and are super fun to decorate. The best part is they last forever!
Recipe credit and inspiration from Wholefully
Keyword: crafts, fun activities


  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 cups cinnamon, ground use any combo of warm spices like ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, etc.
  • 2 tbsp white glue
  • 2 tsp extract vanilla, pepermint, almond, whatever you like!


  • Mix the applesauce, cinnamon, glue, and any additional spices and extracts. I like to use a foil pan that I can throw away. If you want sparkly dough, add some glitter.
  • Use your hands to mix. Disposable gloves are helpful becuase this part gets messy! If the dough seems too wet, just add more cinnamon. If it seems to dry, add a little more applesauce. You do want the dough more on the dry side, otherwise it is too hard to cut the dough and transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Roll a portion of the dough between two pieces of plastic wrap. Aim for about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Remove the top piece of the plastic wrap and cut the shapes. Leave the cut shape in place and clear the scraps away. You can use the bottom piece of plastic wrap to help transfer to a pan. Lift the cut shape while still on the bottom piece of plastic and flip it onto a parchment lined baking sheet, carefully peel off the plastic wrap. This is easiest if you cut one or two shapes at a time.
  • Use a straw to cut holes in the top for ornaments. We forgot this step, but you can still use hot glue to add a string to the back.
  • Bake at 200°F for about 2 1/2 hours flipping once.
    Use a dehydrator at high for about 5-6 hours (this is what we did)
    Air dry! These dont need to be baked at all but the drying process will take several days.
  • Decorate! Puffy paint is by far the easiest becuase it looks just like decorating icing. We added lots of glitter too! You can add beads and ribbons and whtever else you can imagine. Just have fun with this craft and remember not to eat them!