I started browsing through Pinterest for some holiday craft ideas and that led me to a post written by Melissa at the Chocolate Muffin Tree with a recipe for Cinnamon Ornaments. I should mention my oven doesn't work well so I'm not entirely sure how well this will work.
Now, Melissa's recipe calls for:
1 cup of ground cinnamon,
1 Tablespoon of ground cloves,
1 Tablespoon of Nutmeg,
3/4 cups of Applesauce
2 Tablespoons of White Glue
First of all, I don't have nutmeg so I will use All Spice instead. I don't think it will make a difference, they aren't for eating and it will still smell delicious. I also don't have a cup of cinnamon on hand. I do have enough to split the recipe in half though. No biggie, we will make a smaller batch and it will certainly cheer up the little one's spirits.
Melissa said that you could leave them out to try for a few days but she was impatient and instead cooked them at 200F for 2 hours. I followed suit and cooked mine in the oven for 2 hours. After 2 hours they were almost done except they were a little gummy on the bottom. I flipped them over and cooked them for another 45 minutes.
When they were finished Tyler was in bed so I painted a few of them with some leftover Easter egg paint and saved the rest for him to paint the next day.