1 c. flour 1/4 cup, plus 2 Tablespoons of salt 1/4 cup, plus 2 Tablespoons of hot tap water 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon – or more to add a darker brown color, and wonderful scent Food coloring is optional
Add hot water, & food coloring if you want. (without food coloring, the dough will turn a nice brown color with bits of cinnamon throughout).
Knead for 5 minutes on floured board
Now, to make your dough into ornaments for your tree
Here’s what you’ll need:
Gingerbread shaped cookie cutters
Roll out your dough, just like play dough
Use your cookie cutters to make shapes
Once you have made your shapes, ***take the straw and make a hole for your ornament. Push the straw into the desired location
Some dough may be left in your straw. Just, tap it or squeeze it out before each ornament
Drying your ornaments:
You can let them air dry for 1-5 days. To speed up the process, bake them on a cookie sheet at 200-degrees for 3 hours.
Decorating your ornaments:
Before you get started – **Don’t forget to put names on the back and the date for a keepsake
Help kids by giving them a picture of a gingerbread boy and girl for inspiration.
Let kids use the puffy paint to create their own gingerbread boy or girl
**Room Parents – Classroom Party Idea
These would make a great gift for kids to take home to loved ones! Just make the shapes at home, and bring things to decorate them for the party! Let the kids add their special touches, and don’t forget your name and date.
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