Wooden & Cinnamon Ornaments

Today is December 3rd!

We placed the 3rd ornament on the foam tree:

Today’s Bible Verses, taken from Living the Life Abundant’s excellent Advent post:

DAY 3: Jesus came because we are sinners.
Genesis 3:6-7 – When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
1Timothy 1:15 – Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
Symbol: Apple

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I tried talking a bit about the significance of the apple to Miss A but… Adam and Eve is a bit of a complicated subject to breach in a couple of minutes with a toddler who’s antsy about sticking ornaments on a tree.. ha! We will revisit this concept and story in time 🙂

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Today’s activity was to colour wooden ornaments (which I got from the dollar store) and make cinnamon ornaments! Like yesterday, we got together with our neighbours to do these – we did it as a morning playdate, and my neighbours’ daycare girl joined us. She’s a little younger though, so after 2 wooden ornaments, she called it quits and went in the playroom. The more for our older girls! I think if I had had 50 more wooden ornaments to colour, we would still have run out!

Miss A felt very “pink” today.

Then we did cinnamon ornaments, using cookie cutters. The house smells delicious!!

The final results:

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Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe:
1 cup applesauce
1 cup cinnamon

Mix together to form a stiff dough. Play around with it, if it’s too wet and sticky, add more cinnamon, and if it’s too dry, just add more applesauce.

Roll out to ¼” between plastic wrap (it’s very messy and sticky otherwise – though at the end I was just rolling directly with the roler, with a wrap just underneath).

Cut with cookie cutters. Like yesterday, you can use pencils or whatnot to “decorate” if desired. If you like, you can paint them after they are dry, add eyes, buttons, beads, glitter…

Don’t forget the hole before they dry! (a straw works well)

Let dry for several days, turning occasionally (another recipe I saw said about 2 days).

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