Use this tutorial to make Cinnamon Applesauce Ninjabread Men Ornaments with your kids.
Do you remember the classic cinnamon applesauce ornaments from your own childhood? They look like a delicious cookie and smell amazing but harden up to stand the test of time. Sometimes instead of reinventing the wheels, it's enough to just give an old favorite a new shape- like with these DIY Cinnamon Applesauce Ninjabread Men Ornaments. They are crazy simple to make with just 3 ingredients and a couple days of hanging around to dry them out.
DIY Cinnamon Applesauce Ninjabread Men Ornaments
- 1 cup applesauce
- 4 ounce bottle of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons school glue
- Ninja cookie cutters
- Paint (optional)
1. Pour all of your ingredients into a large bowl and mix until everything is evenly combined.
2. Knead the mixture together with your hands on a smooth surface lightly dusted with cinnamon, if it is still a bit too sticky just add more cinnamon. These smell amazing as the kids make them and will add a light cinnamon scent to your tree.
3. Roll the dough to ½”-¾” thickness.
4. Cut your shapes out with the shaped cookie cutters.
5. Use a straw to poke a hole for hanging, be sure to leave enough room at the top so it doesn’t break easily.
Let your ninjabread ornaments dry for 2 or 3 days, turn them over at least once each day to allow them to dry evenly.. If you want to hurry the process along they can also be placed in a 200℉ oven for about 2 hours.
6. After they dried, we decided to add belts to some of ours to show off their varying degrees of skill. You can use paint pens, puffy paint, or just regular craft paint and a small brush.
7. Add some ribbon, twine, or wire for hanging.
Add the ornaments to your Christmas tree, to decorate gifts, or use them to make a ninjabread swag!
Our recipe made about 6 ornaments with these cookie cutter shapes. You may get more or less depending on what cookie cutters you choose to use. Cut in this shape not only are they great fun for kids but they would also make a fabulous inexpensive Christmas gift for the other students in your child's karate class.