There is a chill in the air, and the leaves are starting to stir. That lovely feeling of transition is seeping into our bones. To welcome the arrival of autumn, our Children's House made these sweet leaf-shaped ornaments out of cinnamon dough. Read on to see how we did it.
1 cup cinnamon
4 tablespoons white liquid glue (e.g., Elmer's)
3/4-1 cup water
Leaf-shaped cookie cutters
Mix the cinnamon, glue, and water with a wooden spatula. The dough should resemble cookie dough (but make sure the children know not to eat it).
Kneed the dough into a ball. The children can each take a turn kneading the dough.
Take turns rolling the dough out on the plastic mat. When the dough is flattened to about a 1/4 inch thickness, it is ready to cut!
Cut out the shapes with your cookie cutters. We used a maple leaf, and oak leaf, and an acorn shape.
If you would like to be able to hang the leaves, insert a paper clip into the top of each one before placing it on the wax paper to dry. Turn the leaves over twice per day to ensure even drying. The drying process may take up to 4 days.
When the leaves are dry, tie a ribbon to the paper clip, and hang up for all to enjoy!