DIY Cinnamon Ornaments {2 Ingredient Recipe} Easy for Kids!

It’s December! We got our Christmas tree yesterday and I’ve hung the stockings on the mantle too. I love decorating my home and the warm feeling all the lights give when it’s dark out. Since I live up in Western Massachusetts it’s already getting dark here around 3:30-4:00 pm. The kids and I are bored and looking for fun stuff to do indoors and one of my favorite Christmas activities is making handmade ornaments.

DIY Apple Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe

We make different kinds each year and one I’ve always wanted to do was Cinnamon ornaments. There are all different kinds of recipes out there but in the end we found that we liked exactly how ours came out so I’d definitely recommend this combo. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

  • 2 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 2 cups plain applesauce

DIY Cinnamon Ornament {2 Ingredient Recipe} Easy for Kids! Recipe found on

Combine it in a bowl until it becomes paste-like. My oldest son started with a whisk and it stayed crumbly. I slid on a pair of gloves and got my hands in there and it quickly became the consistency I needed with just a minute of kneading. I highly recommend the use of gloves.

DIY Cinnamon Ornament {2 Ingredient Recipe} Easy for Kids! Recipe found on

Transfer to cookie sheets and roll out. Use cookie cutters for shapes. Do it directly on the pan and then peel away the waste.

DIY Cinnamon Ornament {2 Ingredient Recipe} Easy for Kids! Recipe found on

Use as much of the pan as possible. you should be able to pick them up and adjust them if you are careful.

DIY Cinnamon Ornament {2 Ingredient Recipe} Easy for Kids! Recipe found on

Once they are laid out use a milkshake straw to make circles to thread your ribbon through. I have a package of these and they come in handy often. I saw them once on a grocery store end cap and couldn’t find them again but Amazon has tons of them.

DIY Cinnamon Ornament {2 Ingredient Recipe} Easy for Kids! Recipe found on

Then place them in the oven for 2-3 hours. Then leave out on a cookie rack over night to cool. We are big Mickey fans here so we used our Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter and then a gingerbread man one for the others so we can also use them as gift tags and give them as gifts.

DIY Cinnamon Ornament {2 Ingredient Recipe} Easy for Kids! Recipe found on

We used a thicker satin ribbon to tie through. To get the same knot send both ends in through the center towards the front from behind. Then loop them under and pull. Don’t pull super hard or you might break the ornament. To get the knot above in the first photo thread one side in and double knot right above the ornament. Then for both knot again a few inches up and snip the ribbon just above it at an angle.

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They look so cute on the tree and they smell SO good! Everyone will love making them and giving them away!

Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Ornament Tutorial on momspotted

Do you love to make ornaments with your kids?

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What shapes do you plan on making if you make Apple Cinnamon ornaments?


  1. Nicole Dz says

    What a fun holiday craft to do with the kids, would love to make some stars and snowmen too out of this, easy to make and i love it.

  2. vickie couturier says

    that is so cute ,my grandkids would love making this for my tree

  3. Maria Iemma says

    This is adorable easy and I will be making these with my grand kids.

  4. I would have NEVER thought to make ornaments with applesauce! I will be trying it now, though!

  5. I’ve made these before and they smell SOOOO good! Perfect for the tree, and we leave a few hanging in the kitchen, too. Love the Mickeys!

  6. Kathy says

    We make these every year in my classroom, I usually add a little white glue though. They smell amazing. Quick tip, hit up the dollar store for cinnamon. These call for a lot and its much cheaper with the same result.

    • Jennifer says

      Yes, We stocked up at Ocean State Job Lot!

  7. We love making those and they make the house smell so amazing. Yours are really cute!

  8. These are so cute and I bet the house smelled so good. I need to make these with my kids.

  9. That is awesome and I bet they smell amazing because that is a lot of cinnamon, my favorite holiday scent! Pinned to make later thanks for this!

  10. oh I need to try this out! I love making my home smell like cinnamon and apples! my favorite smell!

  11. Those turned out great! I would have never thought that applesauce and cinnamon would make such an adorable ornament.

  12. I love these! I have been wanting to create a project using this recipe for a while now but just have not had a chance. It’s on my To Do list. I made “gingerbread” men like these years ago for my Christmas tree with my son who was little at the time. When my husband came home we were sitting there with our tray of gingerbread men, getting ready to string them and before I could say anything my husband grabbed one and took a bite! Oh did he get a rude awakening! LOL. They look and smell great but they do not taste great!

    • Jennifer says

      Haha! That’s funny! My husband has definitely eyed them over a few times too!

  13. These are adorable! I love the idea of using them for gift tags!! I’d love if you would share this at the blog party, Celebrate It! We are all about celebrating the little everyday things of our wonderful life, along with the big things!

  14. What a wonderful Christmas craft for the whole family to enjoy…it must smell so good at your place right now!

    Thanks for sharing this at the Say G’day linky party. I’ve just pinned your project!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  15. This is similar to the ones I make but mine has glue in the recipe too.

  16. Very cute! I love the Mickey Mouse ornament the best 🙂 These must smell amazing!

  17. so cute! Love it!

  18. Cathy Kennedy says

    Great idea! This makes me think of the salt dough ornaments I made one year with our then small children. It was great fun and I still have many of those handmade ornaments. I will definitely save your recipe to try. I was thinking it is time to make a new batch (maybe not this Christmas) and this could be fun to try. Anywho, have a very Merry Christmas! Visiting from Inspire Me Monday! 😉

    Pssst…just wanted you to know that I’m now following you on Twitter & Facebook!

  19. I use to make these with the kids years ago. I lost my recipe and thought about making some this year. Thanks for the tips and tricks.
    Love the Mickey Mouse ones.

  20. We need to make these…I’ve been talking about it all month. They smell so good! Definitely making some of these with my boys later this week. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

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