Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bact to life

I love the hollidays and i like to think alot and i get so many ideas in my at this time that it gets hard to focus on just one thing .
But i think i whant to see if i can get this blog back to action ,ive not been very active here for along time well i do have so many things going on in my life ,big family ,hospital trips ,work ,school and i could keep on but im not .

So lets jus get started with this post ,its about crafts for the kids
i have 5 kids but the 3 youngest are the most active once so i have to keep them busy and one of the girls (shee is 8 years old) she is very much into crafts and she can make things i never even knew a kid could think about ,she made a computer from paper the other day and it was very much so perfect ,she loves to drawn and cut and clue things together haha i never have a tape in the house she takes it and then i dont see it anymore .

Anyway this post is about how to keep the kids busy at this time of year and let them be apart of the decorations you make

these handmade decorations are awesome and they smell so good ,you could use them on the tree or on gifts to make them even more special

What you’ll need:
1 cup of applesauce
1 1/2 cups cinnamon (look for a big containers at $1 stores, bulk stores or amazon.)
2 T cloves optional (grind with a spice grinder)
heart cookie cutters in different sizes
string for hanging 
Mix 1 cup of applesauce with 1 cup of cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix, mix, mix. This is the kinda recipe you’ll need to use your hands to really incorporate the spices. Make sure you don’t miss any wet spots. Add the additional 1/2 cup of cinnamon, cloves and continue to incorporate. If it’s too wet add more cinnamon, too dry add more applesauce. But be patient. It takes time to mix so don’t add cinnamon or applesauce till you’re absolutely sure it’s well mixed.
Scatter some cinnamon (like if you were rolling out cookies with flour) and roll out applesauce/cinnamon dough to 1/4″ thick. If the dough is too wet it will make a huge mess and stick to your rolling pin.
Use your cookie cutters to cut out the hearts. I noticed the first time around my dough was too wet and the edges were straggly. Once I add more cinnamon the edges were clean.
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Place the hearts on a cookie sheet with a silpat. The hearts can be really close together but not touching; they won’t rise in the oven. Using a skewer carefully make a hole through each heart. Stick the ornaments in the oven for an hour or more. The juice from the applesauce needs to evaporate. The range in cooking time depends on your house, humidity and climate. My house is cold so I had them in for 1.5 hours and then I turned the oven off and left them to set overnight. They should be rock hard. If they’re not, give them some more time in the oven.
The next day loop a string through each of the holes to hang on the tree, string together to make a garland or attach to a package. Enjoy!

orginal post here Cinnamon ornaments 

have fun with the kids or with youre self  <3

see ya soon  

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