Sensational Saturday: Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

You gotta love when you get fun therapy assignments, and from 2 different therapists to boot!  Trevor is supposed to work with different types of dough to help build up his fine motor strength as well as improve hand-eye coordination and work on sensory integration.  Since Christmas is almost here and he loved making the Salt Dough Ornaments, we decided to make Cinnamon Dough Ornaments as well.  Trevor loved this project!  And he ate so much dough, he smelled like cinnamon for hours afterward, lol 🙂

What you need:

  • Cinnamon
  • Applesauce

Yep, 2 ingredients is really all you need!

How to Make It:

  1. Mix together equal parts applesauce and cinnamon until a dough forms.
  2. Roll or pat the dough flat.
  3. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
  4. Poke a hole in the top of each one so that you can hang them.
  5. Place on a cookie sheet and let dry.  (Ours took a few days to dry)

These are so easy to make!  To make one cookie sheet full of ornaments we used one cup of applesauce and one cup of cinnamon.

Tasting the applesauce:

Watching the cinnamon get measured out:

Tasting the cinnamon:

Playing with the dough:

Smelling the dough (it smells soooo yummy!):

Making ornaments:

Enjoying making a mess with the dough:

After adding some sprinkles, we let them dry:

When they were dry I added ornaments hooks and hung them on the tree with Trevor’s salt dough ornaments:

Trevor had so much fun doing this, we might even make more before Christmas is here!


4 thoughts on “Sensational Saturday: Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

  1. Pingback: Tasty Tuesday: Peppermint Bark « Motherhood And Other Adventures

  2. Thanks for posting all your activities! With the arrival of Mia, I’m finding that Sam is more distracted and seems a little bored at home. I don’t think I realized that before so much of our time was one-on-one, very adult-driven play. I think she’s really missing that. I feel like she (and I) are both sort of bored with the toys we have at home, and that she needs new things to do. With her motor issues, its not so easy though — I know you understand that — to just walk into a place and find new toys, games, etc. that she can do. I NEED ideas for things to do with her. Very planned activities. So your blog has been helping me! I made a rice bin for home and we had a blast (though she made a mess!).

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