8 days until…

Idea #11

Make some decorations for your tree.

Why not make some decorations to give as gifts or to hang on your tree?

Here’s one easy suggestion:

(This recipe is from cooks.com)

4 oz. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
2 tbsp. white school glue
3/4 c. applesauce

(Do NOT eat! Make sure if you have younger siblings to let them know!)

Makes about 12 large ornaments.

Any spices can be used, the spices are only used to give the ornaments a good smell. Combine spices in a bowl, mix together. Add applesauce and glue. Work with hands until smooth. Mixture will be like wet dough, if too juicy add a little more spice. Roll out to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with Christmas ornament indented cookie cutters. Cut a hole in upper edge of ornament with a drinking straw so ornament can be hung.

Place on rack to air dry for several days (3 or 4 days), turning until dry. Do not put in oven. Great gift toppers or ornaments.

Here are some books that Chili owns. Once again, the children’s books win out!

The Grolier kidscrafts Christmas craft book
Anna Murray
j745.594 MUR

Christmas crafts
Hilary Devonshire
j745.59 DEV

Christmas crafts : things to make the 24 days before Christmas Carolyn Meyer
j745.5 MEY

Christmas ornaments kids can make
Kathy Ross
j745.594 ROS


About kitkat

I'm a teen services librarian in Chili (pronounced Chai-Lie) New York with a passion for engaging teens in the love of reading, libraries and having fun!
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