Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Les Decorations Cannelle des Noel

Today we had our first fete (party) for the kids. We invited the Brun family and Sabrina and her children - Jordan (10) and Logan (6) - over to make cinnamon Christmas ornaments. Sorry, but I don't know Sabrina's last name.

After the kids ran around playing for an hour or so, we rounded them up at the table. I gave a demonstration in my broken French (Frenglish, actually), and we let the kids loose.

It was terrific! They each made 4-6 ornaments, and they had a great time. Now our house smells deliciously of cinnamon, and we have some great Christmas gifts and ornaments for our own tree.

If you haven't tried this yet with your kids, I highly recommend it!

Cinnamon Ornaments
1 bottle Cinnamon (4.12 ounces)
3/4 cup apple sauce

Mix the ingredients into a thick paste. Roll out to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Use cookie cutters to cut out ornaments. Use a straw or skewer to put a hole in the ornament for hanging. Let the ornaments dry 1-3 days. Place a ribbon through the hole, and voila!

Love to all!

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